When you apply, we'll ask you for some personal information for our records and to arrange your project with our partners.
We'll need a £395 registration fee payment to confirm your place on a 1 or 2 week residential course, £225 full payment at time of booking for a 1 day course or the full course fee at time of booking for an online course.
Once we have accepted you booking it's time to start the preparations for your adventure through your very own Premed Portal webpage that we'll email over login details to within 48 hours of booking.
If for whatever reason we are unable to accept your booking we will notify you within 48 hours and arrange a full refund.
For residential or 1 day projects, you can book right up to the departure date so long as we have space on the project. To ensure you get a place we ask for a £395 registration fee to confirm the booking. The summer projects are extremely busy so you should try and book in advance if possible and we have 30 spaces on each project. For online courses you can book right up to the start date of the course and we'll email all your joining info out before the course starts.
Premed Projects take place during school holidays. 1-week projects during October and February half term holidays, 1 or 2-week projects throughout the summer holidays and 1 day projects all year round. The choice is yours.
Flights are not included in our projects as our students travel from all over the world to all our destinations. After you confirm your project with us, you will gain access to your Premed Portal webpage where you can read all about the arrival windows and start to plan your flights. We're more than happy to help you in booking your flights & recommend taking a look at flight comparison websites such as Skyscanner.net to compare flights & prices, but please don't book any flights until you have booked your Premed Project, received all the project notes and we've given you a call to get to know you a little better and told you the exact arrival windows.
If you are attending a 1 or 2 week project and travelling from overseas, you should fly into Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) for Thailand or London Heathrow Airport (LHR) for the UK.
Students on a Premed Project to the UK also have the option of arriving into London Kings Cross train station or direct at the accommodation. So long as you book your flights to arrive in our arrival window we'll take care of the rest.
For our 1 day events please meet us directly at the venue and we'll send you all joining instructions the week before your course.
For all our destinations students may require a visa. Some of these will be straightforward such as a UK citizen travelling to Thailand who can obtain a visa on arrival but some passport holders will be required to obtain visas in advance. We'll give you all the help you need after you've booked a project with us but do keep in mind it's your responsibility to obtain the visa you need to travel and you must do so in reasonable time before you fly.
All students need to obtain travel insurance regardless of which destination they choose. Not only will having good travel insurance protect you financially for missed flights or connections and delays, it also is necessary due to the work you will be doing in the hospitals. You'll never be placed in any danger during your work experience but most high street travel policies won't cover students for being in a hospital environment as it's not something people do everyday! It's therefore necessary to purchase a policy that does cover this & we'll be able to arrange all the details for you. We even have our own bespoke policy available for purchase too that's been specially created for us together with the clever folks over at Axa. That was a fun few days....
If you think you may have a medical condition that may impact upon your ability to travel with us then it's best to let us know about it at the time of booking. Most often it's something that shouldn't cause a problem but if you are concerned it's best to make an appointment with your GP to obtain a fit for travel note and then you're good to go.
For all residential courses it's recommended that students consult with their GP or travel nurse to see if they require vaccinations before they go. As we don't have access to your medical records we're unable to advise which (if any) vaccinations you need.
Most certainly. We welcome students from all over the world on our projects. We get the majority from the UK but we also get just as many students from Australia, Hong Kong, China, USA, UAE and everywhere in-between. Hospital work experience is sought after the world over.
We recommend that you do stay in the Premed accommodation as you'll get to meet students your own age from all over the world who are interested in medicine which is big part of the experience & it's also really fun! But if you'd prefer to stay at home or with a relative thats absolutely fine too. You would just meet the staff team each day either at the accommodation or at the hospital each day and there would be a £225 reduction in the balance.
For our 1 or 2 week courses, most of our students are aged between 16-18 years old and our projects are designed with this age group in mind. You can book a project if you are under 16 years old so long as we have explicit written consent from a parent/guardian for you to attend. We obtain parental consent for all students under the age of 18. We do get many older students joining us too, particularly those looking for graduate entry medicine but you must stick to the rules that are designed to protect students under the age of 18.
Our team are used to dealing with many different dietary requirements so we are able to cater to most dietary requests. There's a space on the booking form to tell us of any special dietary requirements you may have so we can make our staff team aware of them prior to your arrival. You are also welcome to bring your own food too such as gluten free products and we'll always give you an option at mealtimes to cater to your dietary needs.
Our staff both in country and in our UK Head office know where the best local medical facilities are should you feel ill and require any treatment. Should the very unlikely happen and you require hospital care our staff will liaise with you, your family, your insurance provider and the hospitals to make sure you get the very best care. Obviously we retain very good working relationships with doctors and hospitals in setting up your projects so there will always be someone close-by that can offer you the very best care.
Before we set up any of our Premed Projects we make several site visits to determine the safety of the country and the region we are basing students in. We must be 100% satisfied that the countries we work in are safe. If we're not then we don't go. We are in constant contact with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding stability and safety and, of course, we have the added security of our comprehensive in country staff teams and partners too.
If we have to cancel a project because of Covid restrictions we'll offer a full refund or a change of date. Whatever you'd prefer. If you are unable to travel because of Covid restrictions in your own country or if you cant attend your Premed Project because of contracting Covid, we'll offer a change of date to a time that suits you best.
All students taking part in any course will receive a certificate. If attending a residential project we are happy to provide a full written reference for you detailing your time spent with us for you to make use of in your applications and interviews. Most med schools and universities have slightly different arrangements when it comes to the references they require and we're happy to verify at their request, any of the hospitals you have spent time at and the total number of hours work experience you gained.