Weekend Hospital Work Experience in London for all students aged 14-15.
As with all our UK projects, our weekend course for 14-15 year old students takes place in London.
What you’ll do.
This weekend course is designed to give students aged 14-15 an insight into a future career in medicine. We’ll introduce you to the world of medicine through practical experience and an insight into the application cycle to study medicine. It’s our aim that by the end of the weekend you’ll have a firmer idea in your mind if medicine might be the career path you wish to go down or maybe even you’ll decide you’ve had a lovely weekend but perhaps medicine isn’t for you. Either way we’ll have either given you a strong basis with which to press ahead and study medicine at university or we’ll have just saved you years of study.
Where we’ll meet you.
Our staff team will meet you either in Kings Cross railway station between 7pm-8pm or you can arrive direct at our accommodation in North London between 6pm -8pm. Then we’ll have our welcome briefing, let you get settled in and enjoy a meal together tonight.
Where you’ll live.
We want your stay with Premed Projects to be as enjoyable as possible. A huge part of the experience is sharing it with like-minded students and after a long day in the hospital or med school we want you to feel relaxed and at home. Our weekend project is residential so you’ll be staying in our accommodation together with other students and our staff team.
Your accommodation is situated in North London, just 50 metres from the tube station making it an ideal location for you to explore London with us and gain easy access to all of the hospitals we’ll visit. We have ran projects at our accommodation for several years now and we find it an ideal base for the projects.
All Premed Project accommodation is kitted out to ensure you have everything you need during your stay with us. On our London hospital shadowing programme we've simple but stylish accommodation awaiting you. You will share a single sex room with other students and there will be up to 32 students on the project with you too, making for a great atmosphere. All rooms are simply but comfortably furnished so you can be sure your free time outside your hospital placement is going to be every bit as enjoyable as your time spent within the hospitals.
We have our very own common room where you can socialise, full of board games, a projector and a range of movies .The popcorn's on us.
All meals are included so you’ll have breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning, lunch at the hospital on Saturday and Sunday and an evening meal on Friday and Saturday.
Your free time.
On this weekend residential project you wont have any free time as such as we’ll pack in as much as possible and it is a fully escorted trip from the time you arrive to the time you leave.
Your staff team.
The UK team is headed up by the lovely Annie. There will be several project leaders taking care of you throughout the project as well as a dedicated night manager who is on site all evening. Additionally, there is 24-hour security and CCTV at the accommodation, so you really are well looked after. Don’t worry though, we won’t cramp your style too much and you will have lots of time to socialise with your fellow students in your common room area but it’s good to know wherever you turn there’s sure to be someone on hand to make sure you have a safe, stress free experience. It’s our aim to allow you to concentrate on your hospital work experience while we take care of the rest. Anyway, we like to think we’re a pretty cool bunch!
Your exact timetable will be sent out 2 weeks prior to your course but it will look very similar to this example:
Friday - Our staff team will collect you from Kings Cross railway station between 7pm-8pm or you can arrive direct at our accommodation in North London between 6pm -8pm. Then we’ll have our welcome briefing, let you get settled in and we’ll enjoy a group meal together tonight.
Saturday - Breakfast will be served from 07.30am and then we travel to a central London Hospital where today you will experience life as a doctor. Rotating around several stations at a central London hospital, you’ll gain experience in taking patient notes, X ray interpretation, venipuncture and suturing amongst other skills. The day is led by current practising doctors and is a wonderful opportunity to really get stuck in and see if you have what it takes to be a doctor. After the hospital we’ll all go for dinner together and return back to the accommodation for a movie night in our common room. The popcorns on us.
Sunday - Breakfast is served from 07.30am and we’ll then travel to a North London hospital and during this practical day students are led by senior anatomists and guided through the dissection of once living organisms. Your day consists of Advanced Head and neck, Advanced Thorax and Advanced abdomen dissection. You will receive a certificate at the end of the day for your participation which can be used to support applications as practical experience. We’ll then return to the accommodation and we can either drop you off at Kings Cross Railway station at 6pm or you can be collected from the accommodation directly. By the end of the weekend you should have a better idea if medicine is for you and will have made lots of new similarly minded friends too during your weekend.
When you can go. What’s included.
You can see all the dates of our weekend medical work experience projects in London by visiting this page of the website.
Breakfast and evening meals, all daily project transport costs, your pickup and departure, 24/7 supervision, accommodation and of course, the tuition within the hospitals. You’ll only need extra funds for lunches, snacks and souvenirs.
You’ll receive 2 certificates for this course as well as a personalised reference too if required.
How to enrol. What’s the cost?
Simply visit Apply Now and you can enrol for the project. All of our projects are on a first come first served basis, we have 30 spaces per project.
The project fee for the weekend is £595 paid in full at time of booking, Once you have enroled we’ll just check a few details then we’ll email you with your Premed Portal webpage details where you log in and start to plan your placement with us.