This exclusive course is designed to give you some stand-out medical work experience which can be used in your applications and interviews to med school.
Delivered by practising surgeons & current medical students, our interactive surgery course is designed to give students aged between 14-18 a meaningful insight into careers in medicine and surgery.
Join a patient on their journey from initial presentation to diagnosis and treatment. The doctors will guide you through how they would conduct a surgical consultation, interpret signs and manage patients.
By the end of this day, you will have experienced a healthcare setting from the perspective of a patient and a surgeon.
We finish the surgery work experience with a next steps plan guiding you on how to focus your efforts on your medical school application over the coming months. You will also receive a work experience certificate for your completion of the course.
Interactive surgical cases to work through together
During this interactive session, the surgeons will talk you through a day in their working life. You will gain insights into exactly what it is a surgeon does on a daily basis, on the positives and negatives of working as a surgeon and a full explanation of how they got to where they are today.
Clinical history-taking is one of a surgeon’s most important skills. Through an interactive workshop, you will learn the key principles underpinning a good patient-centred clinical history clinical history, before having the opportunity to discuss questions that we may ask an example patient.
Emergencies are a reality of working in surgery, staying calm and thinking logically in a high-pressure environment is essential to providing our patients with good outcomes. During this simulated discussion, you will witness an example medical emergency and formulate a management plan with the speakers.
You will also see which communication skills are necessary.
Anatomy is obviously essential for any aspiring surgeon! We will have an anatomy demonstrator take you through some essential surgical anatomy. This will be useful when you start medical school. It looks great on your personal statement and gives you something real and practical to talk about in your interviews!
Surgeons need to be good with their hands and have good dexterity. It can be difficult to prove this on a medicine application, but you will be able to talk about this practical skills session in your personal statement and interview.
We will be doing a surgical knot-tying session.
We hope that this surgeon work experience course will have given you the inspiration to push forward with your medical school application!
We will finish up by guiding attendees through a medical school application timeline and give practical tips on what to do to improve your own application.
Explore what a surgeon’s typical day looks like, understanding their important tasks and how they interact with patients in a surgical setting.
Learn the language of the body and understand how surgeons train, laying the groundwork for your future in medicine.
Participate in interactive sessions where you’ll learn how to gather important information from patients, a crucial skill for any aspiring medical professional.
Gain practical skills and knowledge to manage surgical emergencies confidently and calmly.
Discover how to use your experiences and learn to make your university applications stand out.
Use your surgical knowledge to understand and interpret symptoms and signs in a medical context.
Work through different surgical case histories, improving your ability to think critically and make informed decisions, just like a doctor.
Receive a certificate of completion from our respected NHS doctors, acknowledging your commitment and participation in our program.
Ran by top NHS surgeons and current Medical students
Teaching by University lecturers
Practice practical skills
Insight into the life of a surgeon
Saturday 9th December 2023
10 am – 3 pm GMT on Saturday 9th December 2023. You will be sent all the joining info a few days before the course starts, and it’s available to watch back for 60 days afterwards.
If you cannot attend live, you will still receive a certificate for watching the recording.
Students of any age from all countries interested in a medical career can attend.
Our work experience to become a surgeon costs £79 for the full course.
Yes, a personalised certificate will be sent to you from our NHS doctors confirming your completion of the course.
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in medical school and eventually become a doctor or surgeon.
The course covers a variety of topics including biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. By taking this course, you will gain a solid foundation in the sciences which will be invaluable in your journey to become a surgeon.
However, it’s important to note that this course is just the first step in a long process. Becoming a surgeon requires many years of education, training, and experience beyond just this course.
Registration fee required when booking.