Surgery Work Experience Day Live

Sunday 21st April 2024

10 am – 3 pm BST – Live & Online

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.

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.

Benefits of Completing Our Surgeon Work Experience Course:

  • Gain a realistic insight into a surgeon’s daily life
  • Learn anatomical terminology crucial for aspiring surgeons
  • Engage in interactive surgical cases, enhancing problem-solving skills
  • Participate in a workshop on surgical history-taking, a vital skill for medical professionals
  • Develop practical skills to manage surgical emergencies with confidence
  • Acquire knowledge of surgical anatomy, valuable for medical school
  • Participate in a hands-on surgical knot-tying session, showcasing practical skills
  • Learn essential surgical techniques, from hand washing to suturing
  • Explore a surgeon’s typical day, from patient interactions to daily tasks
  • Receive a work experience certificate and guidance for your medical school application



  • Anatomical terminology

  • A day in the life of a surgeon
  • Interactive surgical cases to work through together

  • Surgical History taking (interactive workshop)
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A Day in the Life of a Surgeon

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.


An Introduction to Surgical History Taking

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.


Managing surgical emergencies

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 Lesson

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!


Practical Skills

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.


What skills do surgeons need?​

  • Surgical hand washing
  • Gowning and double-gloving
  • Skin preparation and draping
  • Tying a variety of surgical knots
  • Handling key surgical instruments
  • Interrupted, mattress and subcuticular suturing
  • Local anaesthetic techniques
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • & many more!


​What’s next? Use the coming months to build your medical school application

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.

What will I learn?

Discover a Surgeon’s Day:

Explore what a surgeon’s typical day looks like, understanding their important tasks and how they interact with patients in a surgical setting.


Get the Basics of Anatomy and Training:

Learn the language of the body and understand how surgeons train, laying the groundwork for your future in medicine.


Hands-On Practice in Surgical History:

Participate in interactive sessions where you’ll learn how to gather important information from patients, a crucial skill for any aspiring medical professional.


Handle Surgical Emergencies:

Gain practical skills and knowledge to manage surgical emergencies confidently and calmly.


Practical Tips for University Applications:

Discover how to use your experiences and learn to make your university applications stand out.


Decode Symptoms and Signs:

Use your surgical knowledge to understand and interpret symptoms and signs in a medical context.


Analyse Surgical Case Histories:

Work through different surgical case histories, improving your ability to think critically and make informed decisions, just like a doctor.


Certificate from NHS Doctors:

Receive a certificate of completion from our respected NHS doctors, acknowledging your commitment and participation in our program.

Surgery Work Experience Day Live

  • Ran by top NHS surgeons and current Medical students

  • Teaching by University lecturers

  • Practice practical skills

  • Insight into the life of a surgeon

  • Certificate of completion from our NHS doctors
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Essential Info

Essential Info

  • Sunday 21st April 2024
  • 60 days to watch back
  • Any age student can attend
  • Certificate upon completion
  • £79 full course
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Upcoming Surgery Work Experience Day Live

Sunday 21st April 2024


What are the Timings of the course?

10 am – 3 pm BST on Sunday 21st April 2024. 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.


Who can attend the work experience?

Students of any age from all countries interested in a medical career can attend.


How much does the surgeon course cost?

Our work experience to become a surgeon costs £79 for the full course.


Will I get a work experience certificate for this course?

Yes, a personalised certificate will be sent to you from our NHS doctors confirming your completion of the course.


How will this course help me to become a surgeon?

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.

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