The Young Doctor Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students aged 15-18 to experience life as a doctor in London.
Over the course of five action-packed days, you will embark on a holistic journey through a variety of medical practices. You will have exclusive access to a select group of high-ranking doctors who will coach you through live, interactive experiences of emergency theatre, a ward round, a GP surgery, a virtual reality Accident & Emergency simulation, suturing, patient diagnosis, CPR, and much more…
You will dive into the heart of life at the world-famous University College Hospital, shadowing doctors and practising medical tasks that students would never normally be able to experience before medical school. You will attend exclusive networking receptions with some of the most accomplished doctors in London. Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator in your medical school application form and set you up for a future as a successful doctor.
Internship Outcomes & Highlights
1. You will gain a 360-degree experience of medicine, with live, interactive experiences including:
2. You will be trained in how to secure a place at medical school, including:
3. You will create a life-long network of invaluable contacts:
4. You will boost your medical school application form:
5. You will experience some of London’s most treasured institutions
Internship Programme Fee: £1750/student including all accommodation. The Programme Fee includes one place on the Young Doctor Summer Internship; accommodation at UCL for the duration of the programme; and an online assessment with certificates issued to successful candidates.
We will also be holding our 2-day Young Doctor Summer Weekend in 2019. Full details can be found, here.
For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.
|2pm-6pm||Interns Arrive||- Interns arrive for check-in and programme registration|
|7pm||Icebreaker||- Welcome session with our doctors
- Orientation & Introduction by Programme Director
|10.00am||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
|11.00am||Trauma and Resuscitation||-Dealing with major incidents
-Basic life support and resuscitation
-Learn to administer CPR
|12.00pm||Medical School Applications||-Choosing the right medical school
-Building an outstanding medical school application
-Creating a ‘winning’ personal statement
-See model personal statements
|2.00pm||Medical School Interviews||-The STAR approach to interviews
-What they want to hear
-The fundamental things to do and not to do
-Discussion about medical ethics
|3.00pm||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 3|
|4.15pm||Panel Discussion||-Ask questions to high-ranking doctors across various disciplines
-Guidance on applications from those on the inside
-Make valuable contacts
|10.15am||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
|10.00am||The Ward Round||-Work on a hospital ward
-Care for patients with different medical and surgical problems
-Experience what doctors do on a daily ward round
-Review patients and deal with unexpected problems
-Discuss test results with patients and communicate with families
-Interact with multiple healthcare professionals
|1.00pm||The A&E Experience||-Use the latest VR headset technology
-Be immersed in a hospital department
-Make the decisions and save your patient
-Individual scenarios with instant feedback
|3.00pm||The Networking Session||-Personal time with our doctors
-Receive personalised advice on your medical school application
-Make valuable contacts for your career
-Discuss what you’ve learned and how to improve
|10.00am||The GP Surgery||-Examine real patients
-Take medical histories
-Review pathology reports
-Practise your patient communication skills
-Experience the dynamic between GP and hospital medicine
|1.00pm||Emergency Scenarios||-Handle medical emergencies in theatre
-Advanced interactive experience with reactive patient simulator
-Examine, treat and review an unwell patient to see they are improving
-React to changes in your patient and new information in the simulation
-Work with peers and take turns leading your team
-Advanced clinical skills including blood taking and defibrillation
|3.00pm||The Review||-Review what you’ve learned on the internship
-Coaching on how to use this experience in your medical school application
-All your final questions answered
University College, London (UCL) & University College Hospital (UCH)
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We are pleased to offer UCL halls of residence for attendees, from Friday 26th July (check-in) to Tuesday 30th July (check-out):
Schafer House (UCL)
168-182 Drummond 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 Tuesday 30th July. You may bring your luggage with you to the programme on Tuesday.
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?
The rooms are single, but bathrooms are shared.
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 arrange my own accommodation?
You may arrange your own accommodation but we cannot offer the programme only as a separate price. As such, full programme fees will be payable whether or not the accommodation is used.
Can I cancel my internship place?
You may cancel your place at any time. Cancellations of your place can be requested by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cancel your place 180 days or more before the start date of the programme, you will receive a 75% refund of the total programme fee. If you cancel your place between 120 days and 180 days before the start date of the programme, you will receive a 50% refund of the total programme fee. If you cancel your place between 90 days and 120 days before the start date of the programme, you will receive a 25% refund of the total programme fee. Programme places cancelled less than 90 days before the start date of the programme will receive no refund of programme fees.
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.