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The Young Doctor Summer Experience

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Overview

USE CODE SUMMER15 FOR 15% OFF UNTIL 31ST DEC 2021. PLACES ARE HIGHLY LIMITED.

The Young Doctor Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree, fully immersive experience of working as a doctor in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of medicine that one can imagine: consulting real-life patients in a GP clinic; shadowing doctors and practising medical tasks in a London teaching hospital; and attending a private coaching session with medical school admission officers and current medical students on how to excel in your medical school applications.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful doctor.

Highlights

Immersive Medical Experiences:

  • Conduct hospital visits, work as part of a team of doctors to treat real patients, and shadow doctors on a simulated ward round
  • Work under pressure to assess a robot patient on a trauma ward, perform immediate treatment and receive live feedback from emergency medicine doctors
  • Make diagnoses by reviewing patients' data, including: x-rays, blood tests, consultation notes and medical history
  • Use the latest medical virtual-reality technology to become submerged in a hospital’s emergency department
  • Attend a private networking event with doctors and medical students at the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Discover rapid developments in medicine in collaboration with technological innovations

Meet Senior Doctors: 

  • Be coached through immersive experiences with doctors from oncology, surgery, emergency medicine, cardiology and more
  • Private networking sessions with these doctors who can become vital connections for your future careers

Personalised Medical School Admission Coaching:

  • Bespoke coaching on how to get into a top medical school: have your credentials reviewed by a medical admissions expert and receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to help you gain admission into your first-choice university
  • Acing the admissions process: personal statements, interviews, UCAT and BMAT assessments and more
  • Excelling at university: take part in a private tour of The University of Oxford; attend a thought-provoking lecture; discuss your insights with likeminded individuals; and network with leading academics

    Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

    • Attending the Summer Experience demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills in teamwork, communication and problem-solving which are highly-valued by top universities
    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications.

    World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

    • Experience two of the best universities on the planet: Oxford and University College London (UCL).
    • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the Summer Experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

    Design Your Own Summer Experience:

    • Choose to attend the 15-Day, 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience. You can also opt to attend this Summer Experience "Live Online" choosing between the 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.
    • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at University of London’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation. 

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF A DOCTOR

    DAY 3 – YOUR JOURNEY TO MEDICAL SCHOOL

    DAY 4 – MEET YOUR PATIENTS

    DAY 5 – THE SURGERY LIVE STREAM & MEDICAL ETHICS

    DAY 6 – ENTER THE HOSPITAL (DAY 1)

    DAY 7 – ENTER THE HOSPITAL (DAY 2)

    DAY 8 – ENTER THE LAB

    DAY 9 – THE FUTURE OF PATIENT TREATMENT

    DAY 10 – BECOMING A SPECIALIST & PRIVATE NETWORKING EVENT

    DAY 11 – CAREERMAX

    DAY 12 – ENTER OXFORD UNIVERSITY

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & FURTHER TRAINING

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ON THE JOB

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE

    2.00pmStart

    Step into the shoes of a junior doctor and be introduced to the proper medical procedures needed to succeed in the world of medicine. Explore different scenarios as well as developing the hard and soft skills you will use with your patients including teamwork, communication, problem solving and suturing.

    AfternoonThe Summer Experience Begins

    - Keynote speech by the Programme Director: discover what the Summer Experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
    - Immersive group activities: develop crucial medical skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including leadership, communication, and critical thinking
    - Interactive networking session: meet fellow students – talented and ambitious individuals from around the world who can act as prove powerful contacts for your future career

    6.00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF A DOCTOR

    10.00amStart

    Gain insight into the world of a doctor and hit the ground running with patient consultations and hands on clinical skills including CPR and suturing

    MorningThe World of a Doctor

    - Highs and lows: prepare yourself for the rollercoaster of working in hospital
    - Explore how a doctor works through the diagnostic process to give a patient the best treatment
    - Experience a patient consultation and learn the best communication methods
    - Handling trauma: discover how doctors cope when dealing with major incidents
    - Learn how to speak to a patient’s family members to build a better picture for diagnosis

    AfternoonImmersive Medical Simulations

    - Basic life support and resuscitation: what to do in a critical situation
    - Practise administering CPR on animatronic dummies and work in teams through a sequence of simulations
    - Learn the art of suturing: practise stitching up wounds and be observed by doctors who will give live feedback
    - Diagnostic escape: work through a series of time-based problems to save your patient from a life threatening illness

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 3 – YOUR JOURNEY TO MEDICAL SCHOOL

    10.00amStart

    Overcome the first hurdle and prepare for your journey through medical school to become a high-ranking doctor

    MorningMedical School Applications

    - Hear first-hand from current medical students: expectations vs reality
    - Discover the requirements for the compulsory tests for gaining entry into medical school
    - Build an outstanding medical school application
    - Creating a ‘winning’ personal statement
    - Work with experts to practice your verbal and written answers to challenging questions with live feedback
    - Receive expert guidance on applications from those on the inside

    AfternoonMedical School Interviews

    - The interview structure: MMIs vs panel
    - Excelling at interviews: receive coaching by doctors who run medical school interviews
    - Become the interviewer: observe and provide feedback on a mock interview
    - Undertake your own interview with a medical professional
    - Receive live personalised feedback and tips

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 4 – MEET YOUR PATIENTS

    10.00amStart

    Today you will put your communication skills to the test and interact with real patients to identify their ideas, concerns and expectations to conduct the perfect patient consultation

    MorningThe GP

    - Visit the Royal College of General Practitioners and step into the shoes of a GP to examine real patients
    - Take medical histories and review pathology reports to build a clear picture of the patient’s health
    - Practise your patient communication skills during routine check-ups
    - Experience the dynamic between GP and hospital medicine
    - Receive immediate, live feedback from high ranking doctors

    AfternoonSpecialist Consultations

    - Delve into cases of patients afflicted by life-altering conditions and practise working through the correct diagnostic process, take their medical history, and to discover how best to treat them
    - Ask the right questions and make informed decisions to refer your patient to a specialist
    - Work as a team to decide how best to support your patient on their road to recovery
    - Visit a simulated mental health ward and run through a mental health interaction with a patient

    DAY 5 – THE SURGERY LIVE STREAM & MEDICAL ETHICS

    10.00amStart

    MorningLive Surgical Procedure

    -Enter the hospital live stream and observe a common surgical procedure
    -Be guided through the process of ‘scrubbing up’, hygiene practises and key surgical instruments
    -Interact with the surgery team throughout the procedure
    -Have your burning questions answered about one of the most competitive specialities in medicine

    AfternoonMedical Ethics

    - Explore some of the most controversial questions in Medicine, which often come up in medical school interviews
    - Receive coaching on how to tackle an ethics interview
    - Debate with your peers on a hot topic in medical ethics, empathising with different viewpoints
    - Argue for or against and see who wins
    - Reflect on your Summer Experience so far and make actionable steps for your future in medicine

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 6 – ENTER THE HOSPITAL (DAY 1)

    10.00amStart

    Put your medical knowledge into practice over the next five days as you enter a top London teaching hospital to perform your own clinical procedures. Discover the increasing use of technology in medical practice, explore how as a doctor you can play a part in the research and development of new medicines and take a closer look at the opportunities out there beyond medical school and the future innovation in technology and biomedical science.
    Step into the hospital and develop the clinical skills needed to perform ward rounds and monitor patients in need of emergency care.

    MorningThe Ward Round

    - Care for patients with different medical and surgical problems on a simulated ward round
    - Experience what doctors do on a daily ward round and interact with multiple healthcare professionals
    - Review patients’ needs and deal with unexpected problems
    - Discuss test results with patients

    AfternoonEmergency Scenarios

    - Handle simulated medical emergencies in theatre under the supervision of a senior surgeon
    - Participate in an advanced interactive experience with reactive patient simulator
    - Examine, treat, and review an unwell patient to see they are improving
    - React to changes in your patient and new information in the simulation
    - Work with peers and take turns leading your team

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 7 – ENTER THE HOSPITAL (DAY 2)

    10.00amStart

    Continue your hospital experience and react under timed-conditions to perform quick treatments and make informed medical decisions

    MorningThe Emergency Room

    - Be immersed in a hospital department and use the latest VR headset technology
    - Make quick decisions, lead a team of medical professionals, and save a life!
    - Advanced clinical skills including blood taking and defibrillation
    - During each scenario, you will be coached by a real doctor and receive live feedback from your peers

    AfternoonCase Conundrums & Blood Taking

    - Make diagnoses by reviewing patients' data, including: X-rays, blood tests, consultation notes and medical history
    - Use medical ethics to make decisions on the treatment of your patient
    - Prep, clean and take blood from a prosthetic arm

    DAY 8 – ENTER THE LAB

    10.00amStart

    Gain a fresh understanding of how medicines are developed for patient use and get a hands-on experience in a high-tech laboratory

    MorningResearch and Development in Medicine

    - Investigate how a multinational pharmaceutical company has driven scientific innovation to deliver the next generation of transformational medicines and vaccines for patients
    - Understand the lengths medical researchers have gone worldwide to eradicate diseases
    - Extending our life expectancy; can humans really survive the aging process?
    - Explore the life cycle of new medicines and vaccinations; research & development, regulatory approval, exclusive licences and making medicine accessible for the masses

    AfternoonAnimal Testing to Human Clinical Trials

    - Examine the testing of an experimental drug with simulated medical records
    - Pre-clinical testing: observe computer modelling in the initial stages of drug development
    - Discover the legal requirement of undertaking animal testing in obtaining approval for prescription and vaccine drugs
    - As a team, run through a clinical testing simulation: determine the safety of your drug by seeing how the body reacts to the drug and evaluate possible side effects
    - Receive feedback from an experienced clinical researcher

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 9 – THE FUTURE OF PATIENT TREATMENT

    10.00amStart

    The technical revolution: experience how medicine is rapidly developing in collaboration with technological innovations.

    MorningDigital Health

    - Experience-session with a cutting-edge digital health company
    - Understand first-hand the technological revolution happening in global healthcare
    - Appreciate why the UK is a global hub for medical research and practice
    - Discover the impact of COVID-19 on traditional medical practice and the increasing use of telemedicine

    AfternoonMedicine and Health Technology

    - Explore the evolution of health technology, latest innovations and what the future holds
    - Get introduced to real world applications of biomedical technology
    - Team up with software engineers to design your own health-tech app for remote medical care
    - Suggest how technology can support patients with post-surgical and after hour care at home
    - Use technology to empower patients to track their own medical care
    - Present your projects to leading medical professionals and receive live feedback

    DAY 10 – BECOMING A SPECIALIST & PRIVATE NETWORKING EVENT

    10.00amStart

    Undecided what you want to specialise in, or still unsure of your calling? Let us open your eyes to the world of possibilities in medicine

    MorningSpecialist Rotations and Placements

    - Explore most rewarding aspects of being a doctor and the challenges you will expect to face
    - Meet leading medical professionals working for the NHS a wide selection of private specialist practices
    - Speak to individuals who have specialised in surgery, psychiatry, oncology, dermatology, and many more
    - Engage with medical students who can give you a first-hand insight into their chosen medical schools

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Event

    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Take part in a private networking session with top hospital directors, specialist doctors and medical students at the Royal Society of Medicine* (venue is subject to change)
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 11 – CAREERMAX

    10.30amStart

    Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job: i) securing a place at a top-tier medical school ii) excelling in your studies iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in Medicine post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in healthcare
    - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonThe Admissions Process

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next
    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with med-school admissions officers, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of application and personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of medical school applications and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned medical school

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 12 – ENTER OXFORD UNIVERSITY

    10.30amStart

    Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing…

    MorningWelcome to University!

    - University tour: private tour of the Oxford University led by students, who will guide you through the abundant opportunities available to you there
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from the Department of Medicine and experience a university-style lecture
    - Meet the university team: attend an exclusive networking lunch with students, academics, and doctors from the Department of Medicine

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Medical Student

    - Gain an insight into the vast opportunities available to medical students at Oxford: explore the chance to study abroad, complete intercalated years, and secure placements in the best hospital departments across the country
    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals
    - Problem based learning: work effectively as part of a team to complete a research project and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & FURTHER TRAINING

    10.30amStart

    You’re in your final year of an undergraduate degree and you want to take the plunge into medical school…

    MorningGraduate Entry into Medicine

    - Explore the alternative route that existing graduates can take who want to study postgraduate medicine
    - Understand the requirements of the GAMSAT and the Graduate Entry Medicine interview process
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging, scenario-based questions
    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and volunteer work, building an extracurricular portfolio and the impetus it can add to your med-school and future job applications

    AfternoonProgressing from Med-School into your Foundation Years

    The NHS recruiter was impressed by your knockout application and you have now been invited to interview for the foundation role
    - Receive coaching on how to perform highly in the ‘Situational Judgement Test’ and how to maximise your ‘Educational Performance Measure’
    - See good examples of completed NHS application forms and receive top-tips on how to fill them in yourself
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at the NHS as you screen a set of graduate applications and select which candidates you would like to interview
    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ON THE JOB

    10.30amStart

    Congratulations! You have nailed the interview to complete your first foundation training year with your top-choice hospital trust. You are among the highest-ranked candidates invited to begin next month

    MorningEnter the Workplace

    - Explore the different medical workplace settings: NHS vs. a private hospital
    - Q&A: your questions answered about the general practice vocational training programme and other specialities
    - Plan the path to take to get into your preferred area/s of interest and discover ways to continue your professional development throughout your career
    - Psychometric tests: experience a series of medical scenarios that will assess your attention to detail, dexterity and emotional resilience
    - Performance tests: assess your manual dexterity, clinical judgement, and emotional resilience and receive feedback on your performance

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise: A Multidisciplinary Team

    - Real-life case study: investigate an uptick in unusual animal deaths, dental decay, blackened teeth, tumours, birth defects, and other unusual symptoms in a rural population
    - Examine the public health crisis from the perspective of a doctor and propose solutions
    - Meet your multidisciplinary team, establish members’ individual strengths and areas of expertise, and work together to identify the cause of disease
    - Teamwork: master the art of managing discussions as you approach the problem from different angles, collate evidence, and put together a holistic action plan
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively, create a new diagnostic criterion, and propose curative and palliative treatment plans
    - Present and defend your findings in this unprecedented case

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    10.30amStart

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day-14 group exercise, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the Programme Director

    1.00pmClose

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF A DOCTOR

    DAY 2 – ENTER THE HOSPITAL

    DAY 3 – YOUR JOURNEY TO MEDICAL SCHOOL

    DAY 4- THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE

    DAY 5 – BECOMING A SPECIALIST & PRIVATE NETWORKING

    DAY 6 – CAREERMAX

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & FURTHER TRAINING

    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ON THE JOB

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF A DOCTOR

    11.00amStart

    Step into the shoes of a junior doctor and be introduced to the proper medical procedures needed to succeed in the world of medicine. Explore different scenarios as well as developing the hard and soft skills you will use with your patients including teamwork, communication and problem solving. Get the chance to perform a simulated ward round, take a patient’s medical history, identify their symptoms, and diagnose your own patients before deciding on a treatment plan

    MorningThe Summer Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here! Have you got what it takes to be a top doctor?
    - Keynote speech by the Programme Director: discover what the Summer Experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
    - Immersive group activities: develop crucial medical skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including leadership, communication, and critical thinking
    - Interactive networking session: meet fellow students – talented and ambitious individuals from around the world who can act as prove powerful contacts for your future career

    AfternoonPatient Consultation and Diagnosis

    - Experience a patient consultation and learn the best communication methods
    - Meet patients afflicted by life-altering conditions and practise working through the correct diagnostic process, take their medical history, and to discover how best to treat them
    - Learn how to speak to a patient’s family members to build a better picture for diagnosis; especially for when treating a child
    - Receive instant feedback on your communication skills
    - Diagnostic escape room: race against the clock to work out the diagnosis
    - Initiate treatment to save a patient’s life

    4.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – ENTER THE HOSPITAL

    10.00amStart

    Step into a live stream of a London teaching hospital develop the clinical skills needed to perform ward rounds, consultations and sue cutting-edge technology to immersed into the emergency department

    MorningThe GP & The Ward Round

    - Observe doctors examining real patients
    - Compare community healthcare with hospital medicine
    - Care for patients with different medical and surgical problems on a simulated ward round
    - Experience what doctors do on a daily ward round and interact with multiple healthcare professionals
    - Review patients’ needs and deal with unexpected problems
    - Discuss test results with patients

    AfternoonThe Specialist & The Emergency Room

    - Participate in a consultation with a specialist
    - Take medical histories of more advanced conditions
    - Practice your communication skills with patients
    - Be immersed in a hospital department and use the latest VR headset technology
    - Make quick decisions, lead a team of medical professionals, and save a life!

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 3 – YOUR JOURNEY TO MEDICAL SCHOOL

    11.00amStart

    Overcome the first hurdle and prepare for your journey through medical school to become a high-ranking doctor

    MorningMedical School Applications

    - Hear first-hand from current medical students: expectations vs reality
    - Discover the requirements for the compulsory tests for gaining entry into medical school
    - Build an outstanding medical school application
    - Creating a ‘winning’ personal statement
    - Receive expert guidance on applications from those on the inside
    - Work with experts to practice your verbal and written answers to challenging questions with live feedback

    AfternoonMedical School Interviews

    - The interview structure: MMIs vs panel
    - Excelling at interviews: receive coaching by doctors who run medical school interviews
    - Become the interviewer: observe and provide feedback on a mock interview
    - Undertake your own interview with a medical professional
    - Receive live personalised feedback and tips

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 4- THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE

    11.00amStart

    Today you will uncover some of the most controversial topics in medicine, dive into public health prevention tactics, and look into the future to explore the rise of technology in digital health

    MorningMedical Ethics & Public Health

    - Explore some of the most controversial questions in Medicine, which often come up in medical school interviews
    - Receive coaching on how to tackle an ethics interview
    - Debate with your peers on a hot topic in medical ethics, empathising with different viewpoints
    - Become a public health officer and create policies to overcome a series of crises

    AfternoonDigital Health

    - Experience-session with a cutting-edge digital health company
    - Understand first-hand the technological revolution happening in global healthcare
    - Appreciate why the UK is a global hub for medical research and practice
    - Discover the impact of COVID-19 on traditional medical practice and the increasing use of telemedicine

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 5 – BECOMING A SPECIALIST & PRIVATE NETWORKING

    11.00amStart

    Undecided what you want to specialise in, or still unsure of your calling? Let us open your eyes to the world of possibilities in medicine

    MorningSpecialist Rotations and Placements

    - Explore most rewarding aspects of being a doctor and the challenges you will expect to face
    - Meet leading medical professionals working for the NHS a wide selection of private specialist practices
    - Speak to individuals who have specialised in surgery, psychiatry, oncology, dermatology, and many more
    - Engage with medical students who can give you a first-hand insight into their chosen medical schools

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Event

    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Take part in a private networking session with top hospital directors, specialist doctors and medical students
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 6 – CAREERMAX

    11.00amStart

    Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job: i) securing a place at a top-tier medical school ii) excelling in your studies iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in Medicine post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in healthcare
    - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonThe Admissions Process

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next…
    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with med-school admissions officers, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of application and personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of medical school applications and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned medical school

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    11.00amStart

    Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing

    MorningWelcome to University!

    - University life: experience a day in the life of a university student and be guided through the array of opportunities available to you at university
    - University forum: attend an exclusive networking session with students from a range of top-tier universities and have all your burning questions answered
    - Meet the university team: attend an exclusive networking lunch with students, academics, and doctors from the Department of Medicine

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Medical Student

    - Your guide to clinical placements: what to expect and how to make the most of it
    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals
    - Problem based learning: work effectively as part of a team to complete a research project and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & FURTHER TRAINING

    11.00amStart

    You’re in your final year of an undergraduate degree and you want to take the plunge into medical school…

    MorningGraduate Entry into Medicine

    - Explore the alternative route that existing graduates can take who want to study postgraduate medicine
    - Understand the requirements of the GAMSAT and the Graduate Entry Medicine interview process
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging, scenario-based questions
    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and volunteer work, building an extracurricular portfolio and the impetus it can add to your med-school and future job applications

    AfternoonProgressing from Med-School into your Foundation Years

    The NHS recruiter was impressed by your knockout application and you have now been invited to interview for the foundation role.
    - Receive coaching on how to perform highly in the ‘Situational Judgement Test’ and how to maximise your ‘Educational Performance Measure’
    - See good examples of completed NHS application forms and receive top-tips on how to fill them in yourself
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at the NHS as you screen a set of graduate applications and select which candidates you would like to interview
    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ON THE JOB

    11.00amStart

    Congratulations! You have nailed the interview to complete your first foundation training year with your top-choice hospital trust. You are among the highest-ranked candidates invited to begin next month…

    MorningEnter the Workplace

    - Explore the different medical workplace settings: NHS vs. a private hospital
    - Q&A: your questions answered about the general practice vocational training programme and other specialities
    - Plan the path to take to get into your preferred area/s of interest and discover ways to continue your professional development throughout your career
    - Psychometric tests: experience a series of medical scenarios that will assess your attention to detail, and emotional resilience
    - Performance tests: assess your manual dexterity, clinical judgement, and emotional resilience and receive feedback on your performance

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise: A Multidisciplinary Team

    - Real-life case study: investigate an uptick in unusual animal deaths, dental decay, blackened teeth, tumours, birth defects, and other unusual symptoms in a rural population
    - Examine the public health crisis from the perspective of a doctor and propose solutions
    - Meet your multidisciplinary team, establish members’ individual strengths and areas of expertise, and work together to identify the cause of disease
    - Teamwork: master the art of managing discussions as you approach the problem from different angles, collate evidence, and put together a holistic action plan
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively, create a new diagnostic criterion, and propose curative and palliative treatment plans
    - Present and defend your findings in this unprecedented case

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    11.00amStart

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 9 group exercise, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan

    AfternoonProject Launchpad

    - Take off into your future: choose between five bespoke challenges designed to develop core skills in medicine, building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top doctor
    - The project launchpad competition: take on your peers in order to win an exclusive prize, attend an awards ceremony in central London and embellish your CV with a standout extra-curricular experience
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

    4.30pmClose

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    USE CODE SUMMER15 FOR 15% OFF UNTIL 31ST DEC 2021. PLACES ARE HIGHLY LIMITED.

    The Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge. It will take place three times – first beginning 8th July 2022, second beginning 22nd July 2022 and the third beginning 19th August 2022. You can choose to attend on any of these dates, for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15. You can add accommodation, meals and transfers if you wish to. Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. (There is an alternative ‘Live Online’ version of the experience which you can attend for either 5 or 10 days which will begin on 12th August 2022.)

    Click “Register Now” to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay by instalments please email us at info@investin.org with the following information and we shall send you an invoice for a 50% deposit: student’s name; date and length of summer experience; whether you want accommodation or not.

    Summer Experience Type London 5-Day London 10-Day London 15-Day
    Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15
    Observe a surgical operation. Perform clinical procedures including CPR & suturing. Meet real patients; take medical histories. Medical school application advice.
    2 full days in a teaching hospital; shadow doctors on simulated ward rounds. Treat a robot patient on a trauma ward. Practise taking blood.
    Private networking session at the Royal Society of Medicine with senior doctors and medical students.
    5 days dedicated to coaching you on how to get into a top medical school.
    Summer Experience fee
    £1350

    £2600

    £3750
    Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
    £600

    £1350

    £2100
    Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
    £100

    £100

    £100
    Alternative ‘Live Online’ version of the Summer Experience (choose 5 or 10 day)
    £595

    £995

    n/a
    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    8th July – 22nd July 2022

    22nd July – 5th August 2022

    19th August - 2nd September 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

    Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

    Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

    Register Now

    Live Online

    In-Person

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

    Register Now

    In-Person

    8th July – 22nd July 2022

    22nd July – 5th August 2022

    19th August - 2nd September 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

    Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

    Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

    Register Now

    Online

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

    Register Now

    AmbitionX

    As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

    COVID-19 Group

    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

    If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.

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    If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device. You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email info@investin.org with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.