Saturday 11th November 2023 9am - 2pm ONLINE.
Need surgery work experience? Want to find out what life is like as a surgeon? Want to know how to get into medical school in the UK? Our 2022 ONLINE medical work experience is here!
Our last work experience courses SOLD OUT and received 5* feedback. Ranked highly for engagement, value for money, and for being informative.
We are running Surgery Work Experience after many requests from students who attended our Medicine Work Experience.
✔ Certificate of attendance for your application.
✔ Run by Top surgeons and Medical Students.
✔ Practice practical skills.
✔ Anatomy teaching by an anatomy demonstrator who has taught at medical schools.
✔ Insight into the life of a surgeon and the multidisciplinary team.
✔ Clinical cases.
✔ Interactive & fun.
✔ Practical steps and advice for your medical application.
✔ Online and easily accessible.
MAX 50 people - first come, first served. You will be sent more information in due course.
Interactive multi-session surgery experience webinar, facilitated by practising surgeons, current medical students, and other members of the MDT. Designed to inform, educate, and give insights into a career in medicine.
By attending our virtual surgery experience programme you will gain first-hand insights from practising docsurgeonstors and current medical students about the realities of a career in medicine and life during medical school.
You will join a simulated patient on their journey from initial presentation to diagnosis and management. You will learn how to conduct a surgical consultation, interpret surgicalical signs and manage a surgical patient in an acute setting.
By the end of this work experience webinar, you will have experienced the healthcare setting from the perspective of a patient and a surgeon.
We will finish this webinar with a next steps plan guiding you on how to focus your efforts on your medical school application over the coming months
What will happen on the day?
A Day in the life of a Surgeon
During this talk a surgeon will talk you through a day in their working life. You will gain insights into exactly what it is a surgeon does on a daily basis, on the positives and negatives of working as a surgeon and a full explanation of how they got to where they are today.
An Introduction to Surgical History Taking
Clinical history taking is one of a surgeon’s most important skills. Through an interactive workshop, you will learn the key principles underpinning a good patient centred clinical history clinical history, before having the opportunity to discuss questions that we may ask an example patient.
Managing surgical emergencies
Emergencies are a reality of working in surgery, staying calm and thinking logically in a high pressured environment is essential to providing our patients with good outcomes. During this simulated discussion, you will witness an example medical emergency and formulate a management plan with the speakers.
You will also see which communication skills are necessary.
Anatomy is obviously essential for any aspiring surgeon! We will have an anatomy demonstrator take you through some essential surgical anatomy. This will be useful when you start medical school and look great on your personal statement and give you something real and practical to talk about in your interviews!
Surgeons need to be good with their hands and have good dexterity. It can be difficult to prove this on a medicine application, but you will be able to talk about this practical skills session in your personal statement and interview.
We will be doing a surgical knot tying session.
What skills do surgeons need?
gowning and double-gloving.
skin preparation and draping.
tying a variety of surgical knots.
handling key surgical instruments.
interrupted, mattress and subcuticular suturing.
local anaesthetic techniques.
excision of skin lesion.
+ many more!
What next? Using the coming months to build your medical school application
We hope that this work experience webinar will have given you inspiration to push forward with your medical school application! We will finish up by guiding attendees through a medical school application timeline for the next few months and giving practical tips on what to do to improve your own application.
- You will be emailed pre-course tasks and forms.
- You will be emailed the Zoom link 48 hours before the course and we will be enforcing strict registration criteria.
- Non-refundable due to limited spaces.
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