Join us at 2.30 pm GMT each day Monday – Friday from the 18th – 22nd December 2023 for a virtual work experience week for medicine. The course is all delivered online, meaning you can gain some medical work experience in the comfort of your own home. Completing the course leads to certification for 10 hours of medical work experience.
The course is designed for students aged 14-18 who are interested in careers in medicine. We aim to give students real insight into their future careers, teach them what a medical career is like and advise what students need to do to secure a place in med school.
The virtual medicine work experience week is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain work experience through different daily activities, hosted by our team of practising UK NHS doctors.
Either join each session at 2.30 pm GMT each afternoon to watch live, or you are able to watch it all back for 60 days if you cannot attend live on the day. After the week, you will obtain a certificate confirming your completion of the course. Much more than that, you’ll be able to confidently navigate the application, interview and work experience stage of applying to med school.
The first day of our virtual medical work experience is Trauma Day.
You’re working in the emergency department, and you receive a red alert. There’s been a major motor vehicle accident involving multiple casualties. Trauma team assemble!
In today‘s session, we delve into the adrenaline-inducing world of trauma medicine. See how doctors manage emergency situations in high-pressure environments, working against the clock to save a patient’s life.
Learn and see how doctors deal with medical emergencies and how split-second decisions can change everything.
Onto the second day of our medical work experience; History Taking and General Practice. Taking a good history is a crucial skill for any doctor.
Asking patients important questions about family history, lifestyle choices, and symptoms is a crucial first step in determining a diagnosis. To be a successful doctor, you need:
This session will teach you the basics of how to take a good, thorough history. You’ll see examples of good and bad histories and have the opportunity to work along with the worksheets provided.
For the third session of the online medicine week, you will participate in our virtual clinic, where we discuss a medical speciality, including real-life patient cases.
You will work together with the doctors to identify symptoms and a patient’s medical history to determine the possible diagnosis. Through blood tests and scans, we’ll discover together the best form of treatment for the patient.
Together as a group, we will make decisions based on the information we discover about the patient. We will then explain exactly how doctors go about doing this through an interactive session that is sure to get you thinking like a doctor.
Next up in our Medicine Week: Surgical Theatre. The doctors will talk through a series of four real-life interesting cases, all of which are real surgical emergencies. This will give you a better understanding of a number of different medical problems, and how surgery can (but not always!) provide solutions.
Step into the surgeon’s shoes, learning how surgical instruments are used in the operating theatre and how modern technology is changing the face of surgery.
We round off the work experience week with a session on applications and a Q&A with the doctors. We’ll deliver an in-depth look at the medical school application process, with comprehensive advice and examples of preparing.
This will be followed by a Live Q&A – your chance to ask any questions about what you’ve seen during the week or anything else about getting into medical school or life as a doctor!
Monday 18th December – Friday 22nd December 2023 – Online
The course begins at 2.30 pm and finishes around 4.30 pm GMT each afternoon.
The sessions are live, and there are also additional pre-recorded materials that can be watched anytime. All content is available to watch for 60 days afterwards if you can’t make it on the day.
Students of any age from all countries interested in a medical career can attend.
Our virtual medical work experience costs £199 for the full week.
Yes, a personalised certificate will be sent to you from our NHS doctors confirming your attendance and the number of hours gained by the end of January 2024.
Virtual Medicine Week is a great opportunity for 14-18-year-olds interested in medicine. It gives real insight into medical careers, teaches about the job, and guides students on how to get into med school.
Participants gain 10 hours of valuable work experience, and the flexible online format allows them to watch live or catch up later, earning a certificate for completing the course.
After you enrol on the online medical course, we’ll email you your unique link and password. You can then log into your page and access Virtual Medicine Week.
Since we started our online courses, we’ve had over 11,000 students from all over the world take part.
The virtual medicine work experience week is mapped to follow everything a student needs to know about applying to med school, all delivered in a package to ensure the best possible chance of a successful application.
Registration fee required when booking.