Career-focused Medicine programme in London
Designed to blend practical knowledge, project-based learning and theory, this programme offers a practical insight into a range of areas of Medicine.
Using project-based learning with an emphasis on emerging trends in Medicine, you will research and explore real-world scenarios from the point of view of a General Practitioner, you will work alongside other academically talented participants through testing, diagnosis, research and treatment plans.
Learn from exceptional institutions and industry leaders changing the world of business
On the Medicine programme, subject-focused industry talks, workshops and visits include:
- The Old Operating Theatre
- Cancer Revolution workshop at The Science Museum
- London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Speakers from Great Ormond Street, the NHS and more
Interactive workshops and networking events offer you the opportunity to learn from the professionals, to see where you would best fit in the industry.
Engage in exciting industry workshops and talks
Old Operating Theatre
Housed in the attic of the early eighteenth-century church of the old St Thomas’ Hospital, this atmospheric museum offers a unique insight into the history of medicine and surgery in Europe’s oldest surviving surgical operating theatre. All schools and groups will experience the popular Victorian Surgery Brought to Life talk. You’ll soak in the atmosphere of this unique space, as the Museum Team reconstruct an operation before the arrival of anaesthesia and antiseptics.
Make a Medic Clinical Workshop
Make a Medic is a charitable organisation run by a group of UK-based medical students and junior doctors. They offer practical workshops with models to allow students to work through principle clinical examinations in modern medicine. Guided by a qualified doctor, you’ll have the chance to try out first-hand the everyday tasks that so often save lives, like inserting a breathing tube to a catheter.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a public research university in Bloomsbury, central London, and a member institution of the University of London that specialises in public health and tropical medicine. This workshop will open your eyes to the different roles within the school and the cross-section between research, education and communication on a global scale
Find out what it takes to work in the industry through real-world projects
You will explore concepts and share ideas in small groups of like-minded and ambitious peers from around the world. In classes averaging 7 students, you will be guided by expert project leads who offer an insight into their industry.
Our rigorous vetting process guarantees that all participants are taught by engaging and supportive educators who are, most of all, enthusiastic about sharing their expertise to ensure our summer school teaching is of the highest quality. Immerse™ is an unrivalled academic experience.
Average class size of 7
1:1 Career Coaching
Professional development workshops
Her doctoral project is entitled 'Hypertension Explored in Long-term Post-Partum Follow-Up in Later life' and aims to examine the longitudinal effects of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy of future risk of disease progression.
Guest speakers from previous summers
Dr Nigel Warburton
Dr Lynda Shaw
The Career Insights programme has been really, for lack of a better word, ‘immersive’ into what the experience of living in London for university would really be like – having that chance to connect with different people and comparing our own experiences, discussing what we’ve learned and meshing all our knowledge to come up with big collective ideas to share with the group in class.
The programme has given me a lot of clarity on what a career or even university education in medicine really looks like. Having the opportunity to talk to med students and people who are working with PhDs, while looking at all sorts of different career opportunities in medicine, has been really beneficial.
Experience London Life
The Career Insights timetable includes a fantastic social and cultural programme with the following excursions:
Experience London Life
Live and study in
Live in the Heart of London
Career Insights takes place in our capital city, renowned as a hub of creativity, innovation and vibrant culture.
Home to more iconic buildings and landmarks than any other place in the world, London is a place to be inspired and enjoy direct access to the industries of the future.
Dynamic and comfortable accommodation
Career Insights students will stay at Astor College. UCL’s award-winning student accommodation in the heart of Fitzrovia, with iconic London locations at walking distance in every direction.
The residence boasts of modern communal lounges a furnished outdoor courtyard and attractive open plan dining areas.
This will be your home away from home as you engage in an exciting industry-focussed programme to help shape your future.
With accommodation perfectly placed to explore the sights and sounds of our capital city, living in London means being connected with world-famous universities and iconic landmarks.
Located between Bloomsbury and Kings Cross, we make the most of our great location with visits to industry hubs across the city, enjoying the incredible food, culture and history on offer.
Our accommodation offers a comfortable, convenient base from which to explore the city.
Pastoral care and safety
An accredited provider of academic short courses
Immerse Education is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), the leading mark of educational quality for the academic sector. Our accreditation with the BAC sends a positive and clear message to students and partners that they are studying with a trusted and reliable provider who has met a series of globally recognised quality assurance standards, both in terms of academic provision and student welfare.
The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority, and all staff undergo enhanced background checks and receive thorough safeguarding training before interacting with any students.
For more information, please visit our Pastoral Information page.
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Immerse™ Medicine Sample Modules
Module 1 - Medical Research & TheoryYou will revisit the principles of scientific methods working through various stages of medical research. You will use skills to investigate a specific medical condition, using relevant real-world data to explore diagnosis, treatment plans and social implications. In this module, you will learn how to use your insights to inform decision making. You will take the lead to discuss and present your findings.
Module 2 - Practical ExperienceGetting out and about across London to receive hands-on, practical experience will help you decide where you best fit in the world of medicine. With site visits to Old Operating Theatre, Anaesthesia Heritage Centre and The Science Museum, you will get to see dramatic changes in the field and the huge impact technology is having on the world of medicine. You will have opportunities to explore new technologies including advanced telemedicine, artificial intelligence, wearable technology and 3D printing.
Module 3 - Real-World ProjectYou will take the principles of your medical condition and use them to work through diagnosis and a treatment plan from the point of view of a general practitioner. You will work through patient history with discussion and debrief, using patient case studies, developing your own patient case file.
Module 4 - Professional DevelopmentBridging the gap between education and the world of work, this module offers an insight into the jobs in our industries now, and in the future. These sessions are made up of guest lectures, expert panel discussions and essential skill building workshops like a pitching master class, personal brand development, communication, public speaking and collaborative thinking. 1:1 coaching sessions allow for personal feedback and the creation of a career plan, something that will continue to be useful long after you finish the Career Insights programme.
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2nd July – 15th July 2023
16th July – 29th July 2023