The Young Doctor Summer Weekend gives students a 360-degree experience of practising medicine. Over two days a group of highly-accomplished doctors will simulate a doctor’s surgery, coaching you in how to perform key medical tasks; as well as how to gain entry into a top medical school.
There are three clear outcomes for the programme:
Key tasks you will undertake include:
Boost Your Applications
The Young Doctor Summer Weekend, therefore, represents a fantastic opportunity for you to both experience life as a doctor and prepare for the medical school admission process. Further, you can reference your attendance on the programme in your UCAS personal statement and medical school interview as an example of your commitment to becoming a doctor.
The InvestIN Commitment
You will also be invited to complete an optional online assessment of what you learned on the weekend. You will be given a score and this can be a fantastic ‘gold star’ to include on your UCAS personal statement and future CV.
After the weekend programme, InvestIN continues to act as a platform for you to build a successful career upon. Our alumni have unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise; students can contact us with further questions at any time, and we make sure you are promptly given the advice you need. Your attendance on the weekend is therefore just the beginning of our long-term commitment to coaching you towards achieving your career ambitions.
Weekend Programme Fee: £375/student without accommodation OR £595/student including two nights in official UCL halls of residence (places are limited). The Programme Fee includes one place on both days of the Young Doctor Summer Weekend; and an online assessment with certificates issued to successful candidates. Book two or more places for a 10% group discount. Use code GROUPYDS to benefit from this.
We will also be hosting our flagship 5-day Young Doctor Summer Internship in 2019. Full details can be found, here.
For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.
|10.30am||The World of a Medic||-Your journey through medical school
-The life of a junior doctor
-The rollercoaster of working in hospital
-Duties and expectations
|11.30am||Trauma and Resuscitation||-Dealing with major incidents
-Basic life support and resuscitation
-Learn to administer CPR
|12.30pm||Medical School Applications||-Choosing the right medical school
-Building an outstanding medical school application
-Creating a ‘winning’ personal statement
-See model personal statements
|2.30pm||Medical School Interviews||-The STAR approach to interviews
-What they want to hear
-The fundamental things to do and not to do
|3.30pm||UKCAT & BMAT Coaching||-Interactive practice questions with live feedback
-Compulsory tests for gaining entry into medical school
|4.00pm||Preparation for Practicals||-Overview of the live simulations on day 2|
|4.15pm||Panel Discussion||-Ask questions to high-ranking doctors across various disciplines
-Guidance on applications from those on the inside
-Make valuable contacts
|10.00am||Welcome||-Rotate round 5 live simulations led by doctors in small groups|
|10.15am||1. Diagnostic Escape Room||-Race against the clock to work out the diagnosis
-Initiate treatment and save the patient's life
|11.30am||2. Basic Life Support||-Practise CPR on animatronic dummies
-Work in teams through simulations
-Learn a crucial skill for doctors
|2.00pm||3. Patient Consultation||-Speak to an actual patient
-Take a medical history
-Receive instant feedback on your communication skills
|3.15pm||4. Suturing||-Practise stitching up wounds
-Be observed by doctors and receive feedback
|4.30pm||5. Interview Workshop||-Undertake mock interviews with professionals
-Receive personalised feedback and tips
University College, London (UCL)
The Darwin Building
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Accommodation (optional) Location
We are pleased to offer UCL halls of residence for attendees, from Friday 26th July (check-in) to Sunday 28th July 2019 (check-out):
Ramsay Hall (UCL)
20 Maple Street
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Some frequently asked questions about the accommodation can be found below. The below only relates to accommodation. Our general programme FAQs can be found here:
What is provided in the residences?
Below is a quick summary of what UCL does and does not provide within its residences and bedrooms.
Items NOT provided
· Kitchen facilities with basic crockery, cutlery and utensils, microwave, kettle
· Bed linen and a bath towel
· Weekly clean of the bedrooms and bed linen change
· Wireless internet access in the bedrooms
· Access to launderette
· Luggage storage (day of departure only, at some sites, at discretion of staff)
· Air conditioning
· Shampoo and other personal hygiene items
· Tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms
· Room service
· Daily inspection and cleaning of the bedrooms
· TV in the bedroom
When should I arrive and leave?
Check-in will occur between 14.00 – 21.00 on Friday 26th July. If you need to arrive outside that time (or even on Saturday morning) please let us know and we shall try to make special arrangements for you.
Check-out will occur at 9.00am on Sunday 28th July. You may bring your luggage with you to the programme on Sunday.
How do I get to the accommodation?
The nearest tube stations are Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines), Warren Street (Victoria Line), and Goodge Street (Northern Line). The accommodation is also walking distance from Euston and St Pancras stations. From Heathrow Airport you can take the Heathrow Express to Paddington (20 minutes), and then the Circle Line from Paddington to Great Portland Street (10 minutes). A map can be found here.
Will I have to share my room/facilities?
No, the rooms are single, but you will share bathrooms with other students. Male and female bathrooms are separate.
How safe is the accommodation?
UCL accommodation has 24-hour security on-site. In addition, InvestIN staff (our chaperones) will be staying at the halls of residence, and there will be a 24-hour contact number (available from the time students check-in until the end of the programme) should you need any assistance.
Can you tell me more about the chaperones?
Our chaperones are security-vetted (enhanced DBS check), adult members of staff who have experience of supervising children. They will carry out registration 3 times per day and escort the students to and from the programme. A chaperone will be available 24 hours per day should students need any assistance.
Are any meals included?
Breakfast is included and there are many eateries nearby for lunch and dinner. Should you have any dietary requirements we shall do our best to accommodate them subject to the ability of UCL to do so. We shall ask you about any dietary requirements in a separate form after you have booked.
Do I need a visa?
Nationals of certain countries require visas to visit the UK. You can check here.
Do I need to provide any details in advance of my arrival?
Once you have registered we shall send you a form to complete which asks for basic information such as your name, address, contact, and passport details. You must bring your passport with you for check-in.
What happens in the event of an accident or emergency?
A chaperone will be available 24 hours per day (from the time students check-in until the end of the programme) should students need any assistance.
Registration takes place 3 times per day at the halls of residence:
Students must be present for each registration.
We ask that students are back on Ramsay Hall premises by 21:00 and do not permit students to leave the halls of residence after that time.
Our programmes are an opportunity for students to experience professional life. As such, we expect our students to behave like young adults. Any student who displays any behaviour that would, in our reasonable opinion, be undesirable or whose behaviour we, or UCL, consider to be inappropriate, may be asked to leave the programme and the halls of residence immediately. Inappropriate behaviour includes the consumption of alcohol, rude behaviour towards others, and failure to turn up to registration
Can parents visit or stay?
Parents can visit students but are not permitted to enter into the lecture hall itself as we try to create a professional environment. Parents are not allowed to stay overnight as UCL does not permit guests to stay in their halls of residence.
Can I stay one night instead of two?
Only two nights’ accommodation is available. If you are only able to check-in on Saturday please let us know and we shall make arrangements for you.
Can I cancel my accommodation?
Accommodation is non-refundable.
Is there WiFi internet access?
There is free WiFi access in all bedrooms.
Are the rooms air-conditioned/heated?
No. There is no air-conditioning and the rooms are not heated in the summer.