The Young Doctor Summer Programme

29th-30th July 2017

University College, London

(see tabs above to learn more about the timetable of each day)

  • The Young Doctor Summer Programme 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 day:

    • You will undertake the ultimate medical work experience. The entire second day of the programme will be a series of live simulations in which you will carry out fundamental medical tasks such as patient examination, life support, diagnosing under pressure and suturing.
    • You will be coached in how to maximise your chances of gaining admission into a top UK medical school – through both detailed sessions on the selection process, writing perfect personal statements, and excelling at interviews; AND through a dedicated mock interview session in which you will receive personal feedback.
    • You will meet and network with established doctors from a variety of medical disciplines, and be given the chance to ask them questions on a personal basis. These professionals can become vital mentors for you throughout your career.

    The Young Doctor Summer Programme therefore represents a fantastic opportunity for you to both experience life as a doctor and prepare for the medical school admission process. Students can also reference their attendance on the programme in UCAS personal statements as an example of their commitment to pursuing a career in the medical profession.

    This programme is specifically designed for students who are planning to apply to medical school this year. For students who have previously attended our one-day Young Doctor Programme, the Summer Programme provides more practical exercises and is an excellent opportunity to enhance what you learned there.

    Programme Fee: £350/student for both days. Places are limited.

    Refund Policy: We do not offer cash refunds for programme bookings. However, we do provide 100% credit against your purchase in case you can no longer attend the programme you have booked for if you cancel before the programme takes place. That credit can be used against any future programme run by InvestIN Education by you or one of your associates. For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

  • Day 1

    10.00am The World of a Medic -Your journey through medical school
    -The life of a junior doctor
    -The rollercoaster of working in hospital
    -Diagnosing patients
    -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
    -Build an outstanding medical school application
    -Create a ‘winning’ personal statement
    -See model personal statements
    1.00pm Lunch
    2.00pm Medical School Interviews -The STAR approach to interviews
    -What they want to hear
    -The fundamental things to do and not to do
    -Successful preparation
    3.00pm General Practice and Consultations -The journey to general
    -Communicating with patients
    -Breaking bad news
    4.00pm Expedition and Humanitarian Medicine -Working in tropical locations
    -Humanitarian aid
    -Conflict zones and refugees
    4.30pm Preparation for practicals -Overview of the live simulations on day 2
    5.00pm Panel discussion -Ask questions to high-ranking doctors across various disciplines
    -Guidance on applications from those on the inside
    -Make valuable contacts
    6.00pm Close

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    Day 2

    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 -Practice CPR on animatronic dummies
    -Work in teams through simulations
    -Learn a crucial skill for doctors
    12.45pm Lunch
    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
    5.45pm Thank You/Farewell
    6.00pm Close
  • Venue


    University College, London (UCL)
    The Anatomy Building
    Gower Street
    Greater London
    WC1E 6XA
    United Kingdom

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If 2 or more places are booked, students can receive a 10% discount. Enter the provided group discount code GROUPYDS on the product page at checkout to benefit from this.


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