SPRING DATES 2020

EASTER DATES 2020

SUMMER DATES 2020

AUTUMN DATES 2020

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The 2020 Internship Timetable

MEDICAL INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

LOCATION

Available in London only

AGE CATEGORIES

For students aged 17+ and seeking clinical experience

WHAT HAPPENS

Shadowing doctor and pre-clinical internship at a London clinic

INTERNSHIP HOURS

25 hours of internship / doctor shadowing per week

OUTCOME

Gain hands on experience with a qualified Doctor and enhance your CV

AWARD

Certificate of attendance from Lite Regal Education and Doctor / clinic, letter of recommendation from the Doctor

ACCOMMODATION

single en-suite rooms at University campus with meals included

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

exciting social / cultural programme including coach trips outside London

MEDICAL INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW

This medical internship and shadowing program is for a 1 week / 2 week / 3 week / 4 week periods only and for the dates as shown. The Doctor shadowing / internship course is open to all nationalities and is done in a partnership with the Clinic / Hospital and Doctor concerned.

Doctor shadowing and medical internship in hospitals is vital and necessary for any students aged 17+ wishing to apply to Medical School or for students who are already studying medicine (MBBS or BSc) or Equivalent – abroad or in the UK and would like to gain Clinical Experience in a Clinic or Hospital. It is especially suited for Medical students seeking clinical experience in London UK. International and UK students are welcome to apply.

The Doctor Shadowing course is available in London (Central London) and residential students will stay in the UCL Garden Halls University of London (or similar) Student Campus for their period of Shadowing.

ADVANTAGES OF MEDICAL INTERNSHIP & SHADOWING

The advantages of Medical Internship are numerous. Students who decide to go on this programme will have an educational and cultural experience of a lifetime. They will learn and see how a fully qualified doctor (minimum of a MBBS title) works with patients in a full working environment. Importantly students will learn from the doctor Anamnesis (assessment of history of the patient) or how the doctor or others ask specific questions from the patient in order to obtain useful information to formulate a diagnosis.

We find that students mature, become more confident during the shadowing / internship  program with us. Students will:

  • have an educational and cultural experience
  • get vital and important hands-on experience with a qualified Doctor and see how they interact with their patients
  • enhance and update their CV with the Medical Internship / Doctor Shadowing Programme in London
  • in the spare time – relax and have fun and explore all that the multi-cultural and heritage rich city of London has to offer

WHO IS THE MEDICAL INTERNSHIP SUITABLE FOR

The Medical Internship / Doctor Shadowing Programme is suitable for all young future Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Veterinary Science students, Physiotherapists, Paramedics or any future healthcare person.

It is useful for all High School students (Y11 /Y12 / Y13) seeking to get a shadowing programme as well as for students on an MBBS Course or  Foundation Year  (junior  doctors FY1, FY2) from abroad seeking an educational, clinical and cultural experience in the UK.

WHERE ARE THE MEDICAL INTERNSHIPS

Internships are only London based! Due to the convenience and students demands the shadowing program is based in London.

The internships  and shadowing programmes will normally be in one of the following:

GP OR LONDON SURGERY

CENTRAL LONDON CLINIC

LONDON HOSPITAL

Internships will 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 an ideal volunteering role as well as insight into working within large teaching hospital or Doctors clinic.

PRICE OF THE MEDICAL INTERNSHIP

The Internship program can be taken on its own or as part of a Medical Preparation Course. The price of the Internship program alone – not taken in conjunction with any medical course is as follows:

RESIDENTIAL PRICES (FULL BOARDING IN UNIVERSITY OF LONDON)

1 WEEK

£1,950

2 WEEKS

£3,900

3 WEEKS

£5,850

4 WEEKS

£7,800

NON RESIDENTIAL (NO BOARDING)

1 WEEK

£1,450

2 WEEKS

£2,900

3 WEEKS

£4,350

4 WEEKS

£5,800

INCLUDED IN THE MEDICAL INTERNSHIP

LITE Regal will provide and sort out all the paper work between the student and Doctor. LITE Regal will find and source the clinic and Doctor for the student to intern with. All necessary Visa paperwork if required and all internship paperwork will be provided by LITE Regal Education.

Included in the price:

Accommodation on the University of London campus. We normally use UCL - Garden Halls or one of the other intercollegiate University of London Halls of Residence. All accommodation is in central London (Bloomsbury area) and commuting between the place of internship and accommodation is close.

Supervision of students.

En-suite single room within one of the University of London student accommodation. If you are enrolling with a friend or prefer to stay with someone we can provide en-suite twin room.

All meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Internship in a London local Hospital or Clinic and all the paper work needed.

All public transport - (London oyster and travel card) between Halls of Residence and the Hospital / Clinic.

Welcome briefing and Hospital / Clinic introduction to gain orientation.

We will assign a student mentor to support you during your volunteer placement.

Please note that pick up and drop off from the airport is not included in the price, however this can be arranged for the student if required.

MEDICAL INTERNSHIP DATES 2020

EASTER DATES 2020

  • 29th March – 4th April
  • 5th April – 11 April
  • 12th April – 18th April

Students can cover 1 / 2 / 3 weeks maximum during the Easter break. Please look at EASTER DATES on this page for all dates in the Easter Period.

SUMMER DATES 2020

  • 28th Jun – 4th July
  • 5th Jul – 11th July
  • 12th Jul – 18th July
  • 19th Jul – 25th July
  • 26th July – 1st Aug
  • 2nd Aug – 8th Aug
  • 9th Aug – 15th Aug
  • 16th Aug – 22nd Aug

Students can cover 1 to 4 weeks during the Summer break

All students will get a Full Certificate of Attendance from LITE Regal Education and also a certificate and letter from the Doctor and Clinic the student was shadowing that will state all the areas that they covered and learned.

Students will in essence receive a Letter of Recommendation from the Doctor outlining what the student covered during the internship program that the student will find useful in the future.

WHAT WILL STUDENTS GET AFTER THE MEDICAL INTERNSHIP

WHO CAN APPLY FOR MEDICAL INTERNSHIP

  1. Minimum Year 12 or over or must be 17+ at the time of the Internship Date
  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 internship.
  3. Students must be highly motivated and be thinking seriously of applying to Medical School for Medicine,Dentistry, Nursing, Psychology, Veterinary Science OR Already be in Medical School – 1st – 5th year Medical Year Student looking for a clinical Internship in London UK are especially welcome.
  4. Students must command a good level of English: minimum– IELTS 5-6, TOEFL iBT 35-59, TOEIC 526-750, Cambridge FCE. If you are unsure of your English level please contact us.

CLOSING DATES

The Medical Internships and Shadowing Programmes are extremely popular and oversubscribed – early application is highly advisable!. Please apply as soon as you are sure this is the internship program for you. You will be required to pay a deposit of 15% of the total Medical Internship Fees or Full Fees upon Registration. Although there is no closing date for applications of the Medical Internship Program – students will be placed on a first cone first served basis – and our Internship team typically expect applications to be made at least 8 weeks before the intended start date to get all the necessary paperwork sorted.

AFTER YOU HAVE PAID FOR THE MEDICAL INTERNSHIP WE WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS

In order for the Doctors to tailor your Internship and security , we need the following information from you :

  1. Updated CV – We will send you an example
  2. Photo (head shot) – for security card – (can be taken from passport if needed)
  3. Statement of purpose (cover letter) (max 500 words) – we will send you an example 
  4. Copy of Passport or Travel Document
  5. Proof of admission. or letter of enrolment from your current School / University
  6. DUE TO THE CORONO VIRUS SCARE (COVID-19) AND HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDANCE LRE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVISE AND OUR HOSPITAL / CLINIC DOCTORS ADMIN TEAM HAVE REQUESTED WE WIL NEED A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH DOCUMENT FROM STUDENTS IF YOU HAVE TRAVELLED FROM ANY OF THE COUNTRIES AFFECTED BELOW IN THE LAST 14 DAYS :
    • China
    • Thailand
    • Japan
    • Republic of Korea
    • Hong Kong
    • Taiwan
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Macau
    • A clean bill of health is available from the airport of Departure or from the a Doctor prior to arrival in the UK.

WHAT CAN STUDENTS EXPECT

It is important to manage your expectations during this Medical Placement experience. The depth and type of experience will depend 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, students on placements should expect the following when they make an application:

  • Placements cannot be for more than 4 weeks. Students should be 17 years old at the time of the shadowing / internship programme.

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, A&E, Intensive Care Unit, General Surgery, Anesthesia, Dermatology and ENT, Radiology.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: FAQS

The Medical Internship program can be taken for period of 1 week , 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks  maximum.

Medical placements take place from Monday to Friday (9 am to 4 pm) leaving at the weekend (Saturday and Sunday free). The placements start in the morning until afternoon, students are free in the evening or they can join our social program. Students typically have 25 -30 hour experience per week in the placement per week Medical Experience.

Yes you can be assured that you will have the educational experience of a lifetime and mix and meet students of your own age from all over the world.

No. All placements are unpaid and strictly on a voluntary basis.

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 be placed with a companion of a similar age and same sex in en-suite twin room.