Medical Internship and Volunteer work with Lite Regal in UK for High School Students
Information updated 15/1/2019
For those High School Students wishing to become Student Doctors and taking the Medical Preparation Course – Lite Regal has an optional bolt to this course of a 1 or 2 week Medical Volunteer Placements within a Local teaching Hospital Hospital or Clinics. These places are highly sought and if you are considering a medical placement or experience then an early application is advised. Acceptance for the volunteer will close in April 2019 for Summer 2019 Entry.
This year if you are a High School Student aged 15-19 and wish to apply to Medicine School then apply to Lite Regal Medicine Prepration Course – Be prepared to work hard. You will learn what is like to be doctor and pick up the skills and knowledge necessary to be one step ahead in you Medical school Preparation.
Your Pre-Med Volunteer and Placement Experience will be invaluable in your CV and also in your Personal Statement and Interview during any application to Medical School in the Future.
Since 1993 Lite Regal has been helping Students to progress on their Career path and University of Choice – when you join our Medical Course you and your Family can be certain you will be in safe hands and getting the the Medical Preparation Course Best Pre-Medical experience and Support to further your journey to being a doctor.
Who is this Internship Suitable for ?
For all young 16+ future Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Physiotherapists,Paramedics or any future healthcare person.
What is Difference between Placement or Internship.
Traditionally Placements usual during occur term time and Internships are normally out of term time although this Definition is now used interchangeably by many Colleges and Universities. As Medical Courses take place during the Summer the formal definition of these 1 or 2 week “volunteering” within Hospital are called Internships.
Why undertake a Medical Internship in London and the UK?
The Medical profession is notoriously hard to get into. The amount of hours of study and self motivation is undeniable. But for those who wish to undertake this arduous path the rewards to help others in need will be great.
“No Text Book or Class Room is ever going prepare you for hands on experience in dealing with an ill patient and deciding his treatment”
“Experiencing and then re-experiencing these incredibly difficult and life-changing events is the only way to leave a medical internship with enough mental conditioning to embark on the next steep curve in medical training.”
Brian Secemsky M.D
To get into Medical School not only do you need good grades but also the admission team are looking for students who are fully committed to the 5 years of study and then 5 to 6 years of Clinical Study in hospital in order to become a fully fledged doctor. Admission Teams are looking for Student with first and foremost excellent grades, then, well read on Medicine and importantly those students who have worked voluntarily either in their country or abroad in a Medical Capacity.
Your summer or holidays and free time are crucial periods when students should be experiencing what being a doctor is all about.
Volunteer Work or Internships form the backbone of any application to Medical School Application.
Dr H King has said “We are looking for students who are fully committed to being future doctors and show Initiative and outside of their comfort zone. We are looking for the most committed an done some Volunteer work in the within the Medicine Field so they know what being a Doctor is all about.”
The Medical School Admissions Team do not want idle student who taking their whole summer or holiday periods as vacations. They are looking for well rounded individuals, and who are used to taking the initiative and maximising their free time with enriching and educational experiences within the Medical Profession.
Volunteering or Internships in the Medical medical Field is must nowadays for any serious application to a Good Medical School.
Lite Regal Medical Internship / Volunteer
Lite Regal Education is fully committed to getting our Student into the Best Medical School within their Choice List whether it is in the UK or Abroad. The Medical Preparation course is an ideal starting point for any would be potential future doctor. Lite Regal Medical Preparation Course is unique and is the only Summer School Preparation Course in the UK with a built in optional add on of a Medical Placement . A medical Internship is a once in a life time experience. Our placement team have worked with hospitals and clinics in the UK and will work to getting you the best internship experience possible.
Where are the Internships
Internships are Only London Based!
The Internships will normally be not be confined but normally be within one of the London NHS Hospitals or London Clinics. We will find Placement normally within one of the Large Teaching Hospitals to give students a ideal Volunteering role and insight within or working of a large Teaching Hospital. An example of the hospital that students may find placement in are as below (all are London Based) :
Central Middlesex Hospital
Charing Cross Hospital
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street
King’s College Hospital
Royal Free Hospital
Royal London Hospital
St Bartholomew’s Hospital
St George’s Hospital
St. Mark’s Hospital
St Mary’s Hospital, London
St Thomas’ Hospital
Timeline of Imperial College School of Medicine
UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre
University College Hospital
Eligibility and Who can Apply for Hospital Internships
1/ Year 12 or must be 16 or over as of 1 June 2019.
2/All nationalities with a good level of English. For all Non EU nationals our Placement team will help students obtain the necessary Visa and UK Entry Clearance Papers Necessary to attend the Course and Placement.
3/Students are must be highly motivated and be thinking Seriously to apply of Medicine or a Medicine related degree at University – (Dentistry , Nursing , Psychology).
4/ Must command a good Level of English – IELTS 5-6, TOEFL iBT 35-59 , TOEIC 526-750 .CAMBRIDGE FCE
5 / Must pass a Skype Interview with one of our Admission Team to access their suitability and acceptance.
6/The LITE REGAL MEDICAL Volunteer placement is ONLY available for those students partaking in the 2 week Medical Preparation Course.
Closing Dates Internships
Courses and Placements will be Oversubscribed – Early application is Advisable. Closing Date – Applications not accepted after May 2019
Ages and Dates for the Internships:
Please look at the following information:
What you will get out of the Internship
Enhance your CV
Internship of 20-25 hours in a London Hospital /Clinical Setting
Shadowing a Doctor / Physician and Mentor will bring opportunities to observe and learn
A certificate to show the areas of experience and knowledge gained during the placement
What includes in the Internships
1/ Accommodation in the University of London – UCL (University College London) Accommodation
2/Supervision of all participants
3/ Ensuite Single Room within UCL (University College London – University of London). If you are enrolling with a friend or prefer to stay with someone we can provide Ensuite twin Rooms.
4/ All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
5/ Internship in a London Local Hospital or Clinic
6/ All Public Transport Travel between Halls of Residence and the Hospital / Clinic.
7/ Welcome Briefing and Hospital / Clinic Introduction to gain Orientation.
8/ We will assign a Student Mentor to support you during Volunteer Placement.
Team and Accommodation
The Lite Regal placement team put a tremendous amount of work into this Medical Placement to ensure it provides the best experience for Students. The student will live in the University of London Halls of Residence which will give the experience of living and being accommodated as a University Student in one of the top 10 Best University Colleges in the World.
In addition our placement team will help all Non EU Students with the Visas documents necessary to enter the UK. The accommodation will be within the in the University of London – UCL Hall of Residence where all students will have single en-suite rooms. The Halls are spacious and secure and private with Students from all over the world. There is a games room and a Student Common Room. There is free 24 hours Wifi. There are Laundry facilities. There are 8 Tennis Courts that students can use free of charge.
Students will have 24/7 support as our Management and Pastoral Care team are always available. Student will enjoy the learning experience and will make friends within the Halls from different Nationalities. Evening and weekends are free to explore London and or Spend Time with your Friends and Family.
What can Students Expect
It is important to manage your expectations during this Medical Placement Experience. The depth and type of experience will depending upon the Hospital or Clinic that the Student is placed with and the doctors that the student will shadow during their placement. Students will Shadow Doctor and Hospital administrators during the work Placement and they will give them the range and breadth of experience dependent upon their interests in Medicine.
Due to health and safety in the UK and Students on placements should expect the following when they make an application:
- Placements cannot be for more than two weeks.
- Students aged 16 years old or under are only permitted to undertake administrative and clerical placements.
Students aged 17 years old or over are permitted in clinical areas but will be supervised at all times.
Students will typically shadow doctors /physicians / mentors and any experience students can get around doctors, patients, the elderly or handicapped is invaluable in any Medical School Application. Depending on the age of the students – students will typically be able to get an insight into the working of a hospital and its departments – Cardiology, Radiology Haematology, Cardiology, A&E, Intensive Care Unit General Surgery, Anaesthesia, Dermatology and ENT, radiology.
Q/How Long is the Volunteer / Placement ?
A/1 week is minimum and 2 weeks Maximum.
Q/ What Days and Times are Placement?
A/ Placements are Monday to Friday leaving the Weekend and Evening Free. Students typically have 25 -30 hour experience per week in the Placement.
Q/ Will I mix and meet other Student in the Accommodation and in My Placement?
A/ Yes you can be assured that you will have the educational experience of a lifetime and mix and meet students your own age from all over the world.
Q/ Will I be paid for during my Placements?
A/ No – All Placements are strictly on a voluntary basis.
Q/ Is the Accommodation Singe Sex?
A/ The University Hall is mixed but you will be placed in a single en suite room. If you request a twin shared room you will placed with a companion of a similar age in En suite Twin Room.
Please note that internships can only be taken in addition to the 2 week Medical Preparation Course.
Cost of 1 week Medical Placement = £1600
Cost of 2 week Internship = £3200
2 weeks = £3995
2 weeks + 1 week internship = £5595
2 weeks + 2 weeks Internship = £7195
Deposit : There is a deposit of £595 to book this.
Why choose Volunteering with Lite Regal
1/ Short Well Placed Placement maximising your experience and time.
2/ Hands on experience shadowing a Doctor.
3/ Lite Regal Placement Team will do all the paper work needed for your placement.
4/ Placement Certificate will be issued at the end of the internship to show and attach to any application to Medical School.
5/Any experience that students can get around doctor, The elderly or handicapped is invaluable. Even working helping the homeless or the less fortunate would be enriching for the Personal Statement necessary in Every Application
What is the next step ?
For the Medical Preparation Course for 15-18 year olds at Lite Regal look here: