DATES & FEES
MEDICAL INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
Available in London only
For students aged 16 - 18 and 18 - 23
Shadowing doctor and pre-clinical internship at a London clinic
25 hours of internship / doctor shadowing per week
Gain hands on experience with a qualified Doctor and enhance your CV
Certificate of attendance from Lite Regal Education and Doctor / clinic, letter of recommendation from the Doctor
single en-suite rooms at University campus with meals included
exciting social / cultural programme including coach trips outside London
MEDICAL INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW
This medical internship and shadowing programme is for a 1 week / 2 week / or 3 week period 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 application to Medical School or for students (aged over 18) who are already studying medicine abroad or in the UK and would like to commit to clinical practice in a Medical Practice , Clinic or Hospital.
ADVANTAGES OF MEDICAL INTERNSHIP & SHADOWING
The advantages of Medical Internship are so numerous. Students who decide to go on this programme will have an educational and cultural experience of a lifetime. They will learn from 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 who know the patient ask specific questions from the patient 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 16+ future Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Veterinary Science students, Physiotherapists, Paramedics or any future healthcare person.
It is useful for all High School students (Y11 /Y12) seeking to get a shadowing programme as well as for Foundation Doctors (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
LONDON TEACHING 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. An example of hospitals that students may find placement in are as below (all are London based):
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:
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 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 2019
EASTER DATES 2019
- 7th April – 13th April
- 14th April – 20th April
Students can cover 1 or 2 weeks maximum during the Easter break.
SUMMER DATES 2019
WHAT WILL STUDENTS GET AFTER THE MEDICAL INTERNSHIP
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.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR MEDICAL INTERNSHIP
- Year 12 or must be 16 or over as of 1 June 2019.
- 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.
- Students must be highly motivated and be thinking seriously of applying to Medical School or a Medicine related degree at University – Dentistry, Nursing, Psychology, Veterinary Science.
- 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.
- Students must pass a Skype interview with one of our Admissions team to assess their suitability and acceptance.
The Medical Internships and Shadowing Programmes are extremely popular and oversubscribed – early application is highly advisable!
Closing Date – Applications will not be accepted after 31st May 2019 for the Summer entry. Please apply as soon as you are sure this is the internship program for you for either Easter or Summer 2019.
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 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, Hematology, 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 or 2 weeks maximum.
Medical placements take place from Monday to Friday leaving at the weekend (Saturday). 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.
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.