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The Young Doctor Weekend

Ages 15-18 Live Online OR In-Person

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Overview

The Young Doctor Weekend gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of Medicine through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of medical professionals over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’.

Attendance will give you an edge over other aspiring doctors in the race for the best jobs and a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your university or college application.

Highlights

An Immersive Experience of Medicine:

  • Experienced doctors will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including:
  • Immersing you in an A&E/Emergency Room environment through a demonstration of the latest Virtual Reality technology. Race against the clock to save a patient's life
  • Stitching up a wound (suturing*), with a live demonstration by a senior surgeon
  • Patient diagnosis: review a patient’s data to make decisions based on diagnosis and treatment*
  • Assess a patient's physical and mental health to recommend a psychiatric treatment plan

Medical School Admissions Coaching:

  • Coaching by doctors on how to excel at every stage of the medical school admissions process
  • Model university or college applications
  • UCAT, BMAT, MCAT test practice
  • Powerful interview techniques

An Audience With Experienced Doctors:

  • Q&A time with leading doctors from a variety of disciplines 
  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

Boost your University/College application and CV/Resume:

  • Attendance demonstrates your commitment to becoming a doctor
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your university or college application

* For the in-person programme, students will perform suturing as their afternoon practical. This includes a live practical demonstration by a surgeon. Students will then stitch up a wound on a banana. For online programmes, students will do the patient diagnosis exercise instead. This involves reviewing blood tests and patient consultation notes 

Fees, Eligibility and Options

This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. 

Programme Fee:

'Live Online’: £165/student for both days

In-Person: £165/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2) OR £295/student for both days

There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited.

Day One: Essential Skills

Day Two: Medical Specialties and Ethics

Day One: Essential Skills

11.00amThe World of a Doctor

- Diagnosing patients
- Your duties as a doctor
- Key medical skills
- Issues in healthcare

11.45amMedical School Applications

- Model personal statements and motivational essays
- Choosing the right medical school or pre-med course
- Excelling in medical school applications and entrance exams
- Guidance on applications by doctors

1.00pmPractical 1: The Virtual Emergency Room

- Live demonstration of an A&E/Emergency Room scenario using the latest Virtual Reality technology
- Investigate symptoms
- Discuss diagnosis
- Examine a patient’s x-ray and ECG/EKG
- Initiating treatment

1.45pmLunch break

2.45pmMedical School Interviews

- Excelling at interviews
- Mock interview demonstrations
- Coaching by doctors who run medical school interviews

4.00pmPractical 2: Suturing*

- Live practical demonstration from a senior surgeon
- Stitch up a wound on a dummy patient
- Working under pressure

* For the in-person programme, students will perform suturing as their afternoon practical. This includes a live practical demonstration by a surgeon. Students will then stitch up a wound on a banana. For online programmes, students will do a case conundrums exercise instead. This involves reviewing blood tests, patient consultation notes and using medical ethics to make decisions.

4.45pmPanel discussion

- Ask questions to high-ranking doctors across various disciplines
- Guidance on applications from those on the inside
- Receive valuable advice

5.30pmClose

*exact programme format subject to change without notice.

Day Two: Medical Specialties and Ethics

11.00amInside the Mind of a Junior Doctor

- Rotas and shift work
- An insight into the working week
- Experience a shift handover
- The work/life balance

11.30amThe GP/Primary Care Physician

- Primary care vs hospital medicine
- Knowledge of the training pathway
- Insight into the skills of a ‘Generalist’
- Practical 1: Detailed coaching on how to communicate with patients
- Step into a consultation scenario and test your own communication skills

1.00pmThe Psychiatrist

- Transferrable patient consultant skills
- Assess a patients’ mental health
- Practical 2: Recommend the best treatment plan for your patient

2.00pmLunch break

3.00pmSurgery and More

- A session full of interactive activities from some of the most popular specialties including:
- Surgery
- Intensive Care
- Anaesthetics

4.00pmMedical Ethics

- Explore some of the most controversial questions in Medicine, which often come up in medical school interviews
- Coaching on how to tackle ethics interview questions
- Practical 3: Debate your peers on a hot topic in medical ethics
- Argue for or against and see who wins

5.30pmClose

*exact programme format subject to change without notice.

Venues, Dates & Locations

London, UK

In-Person

6th - 7th November 2021 OR 29th - 30th January 2022

University College London (UCL)

London

WC1E 6BT

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Live Online

In-Person

6th - 7th November 2021 in UK - 11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

15th - 16th January 2022 in Asia - 11am - 5.30pm (HKT)

29th - 30th January 2022 in USA - 11am - 5.30pm (EST)

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Birmingham, UK

In-Person

15th - 16th January 2022

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2TT

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Bristol, UK

In-Person

15th - 16th January 2022

University of Bristol

Beacon House

Queens Road

Bristol,

BS8 1QU

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Manchester, UK

In-Person

22nd - 23rd January 2022

University of Manchester

Oxford Rd

Manchester

M13 9PL

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Edinburgh, UK

In-Person

22nd - 23rd January 2022

University of Edinburgh

Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh

EH8 9YL

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Dubai

In-Person

28th - 29th January 2022

GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail

Al Marabea' Road

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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In-Person

6th - 7th November 2021 OR 29th - 30th January 2022

University College London (UCL)

London

WC1E 6BT

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Online

6th - 7th November 2021 in UK - 11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

15th - 16th January 2022 in Asia - 11am - 5.30pm (HKT)

29th - 30th January 2022 in USA - 11am - 5.30pm (EST)

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In-Person

15th - 16th January 2022

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2TT

Register Now

In-Person

15th - 16th January 2022

University of Bristol

Beacon House

Queens Road

Bristol,

BS8 1QU

Register Now

In-Person

22nd - 23rd January 2022

University of Manchester

Oxford Rd

Manchester

M13 9PL

Register Now

In-Person

22nd - 23rd January 2022

University of Edinburgh

Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh

EH8 9YL

Register Now

In-Person

28th - 29th January 2022

GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail

Al Marabea' Road

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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

We do not anticipate any Covid-related issues preventing us from delivering the in-person programme. Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic (including during the summers of 2020 and 2021), with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (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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