Monday 15th July – Friday 19th July 2024

Join us at 7.30 pm BST each day Monday – Friday from the 15th – 19th July 2024 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.

For Students Aged 14-18 Interested In a Medical Career

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.

Gain Valuable Medical Work Experience for Your Med School Applications

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 7.30 pm BST each day 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.

Trauma Day - Monday 15th July 2024

Trauma Day

  • Managing patients in an emergency setting
  • Fundamentals of Emergency Patient Assessment
  • A-E assessments
  • 7.30 pm BST Monday 15th July 2024
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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.

What to Expect:

  • Real-world simulations of emergency scenarios
  • Insights into how medical professionals handle high-pressure situations
  • Observation of trauma team coordination and response
  • Understanding the impact of split-second decisions in medicine

History Taking and General Practice
- Tuesday 16th July 2024

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:

  • Good listening skills 
  • Ability to choose the right questions
  • Detective skills to come to a logical diagnosis.

 

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.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The importance of a thorough patient history in medical practice
  • Key components of a successful history-taking process
  • Practical examples of effective and ineffective history-taking
  • Hands-on experience with provided worksheets

History Taking and General Practise

  • Learn through examples of good and bad history taking
  • How this skill is critical for doctors
  • 7.30pm BST Tuesday 16th July 2024
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Virtual Clinic - Wednesday 17th July 2024

Virtual Clinic

  • Diagnose and treat patients
  • fundamentals of emergency patient assessment
  • 7.30pm BST Wednesday 17th July 2024
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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.

What’s in Store:

  •   Exploration of diverse medical specialties
  •   Real-life patient cases for in-depth discussion
  •   Hands-on experience in identifying symptoms and medical history
  •   Insight into diagnostic processes through blood tests and scans
  •   Group decision-making based on gathered patient information

Surgical Theatre - Thursday 18th July 2024

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.

Our Session Will Cover:

  • Talk-through of real-life surgical emergencies
  • Understanding the diverse medical problems presented
  • Insight into the role of surgery in providing solutions
  • Exploration of surgical instruments used in the operating theatre
  • Impact of modern technology on the field of surgery

Surgical Theatre

  • An insight into the high-pressure world of surgery
  • Learn through practice, how doctors deal with surgical caseloads
  • 7.30 pm BST Thursday 18th July 2024
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Applications and Q&A - Friday 19th July 2024

Applications and Q&A

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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.

We’ll Cover:

 

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!

Virtual Medicine Week Essential Info

Upcoming Virtual Medicine Work Experience Week

Monday 15th July – Friday 19th July 2024- Online

 

Online Course Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Timings of the Virtual Medicine Week?

The course begins at 7.30 pm and finishes around 9.30 pm BST each evening

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.

 

Who can attend the virtual medical work experience?

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

 

What are the costs of the Virtual Medicine Week?

Our virtual medical work experience costs £199 for the full week.

 

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 attendance and the number of hours gained by the end of January 2024.

 

What are the benefits of participating in Virtual Medicine Week?

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.

How can I take part?

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.

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