What We Provide

Our courses give a taster of what it’s like to study medicine! During each full-day course, students will:

Learn about a wide range of medical topics, and how to apply this knowledge to patients in different settings.

Understand how to communicate with patients effectively, and learn how to perform basic physical examinations with a stethoscope!

Learn how to suture wounds and how to perform basic first aid and CPR – all important practical skills that doctors use every day!

-delivered by doctors and senior medical students, all of whom are passionate about teaching and experts in this field!

Inspiring the doctors of tomorrow

Our Philosophy

Choosing what to study at university is a tough decision, made even more difficult by the increasing competition for places – this is especially true for subjects like medicine. Having gone through this stressful process ourselves not too long ago, we understand the pressure on young people to make career decisions earlier than ever before, and we’re here to help.

Our courses aim to provide a unique and enjoyable experience, and ultimately to send you home more informed than ever about what studying medicine entails – whether or not you decide medicine is for you, we want to make sure that it’s an informed decision, and you’ll have a fun and fulfilling day no matter what!

Why Should I Attend?

If you’re a secondary school student who is even a little bit interested in the the field of medicine, then our courses are for you. You may already be 100% certain that you want to study medicine – that’s great, come along get stuck in! Maybe you have no idea what you want to study, but thought last week’s biology lesson was pretty cool? That’s fine too, come and explore your interest further, maybe you’ll discover a new passion – it could even be the start of a long and successful career as a doctor!

Whilst we don’t specialise in assisting with applications to medical school, one of the most important parts of any application is showing that you’ve made an effort to find out about medicine as a career and made sure that it really is for you – this is the very purpose of our courses. Furthermore, our courses will give you many interesting experiences that you can later write about on your personal statement and talk about in your medical school interviews! During the courses, our tutors will also be more than happy to answer any of your questions about applying to medicine, or even to university in general!

Learn about the intricacies of the human body

Gain practical skills

Learn basic first aid skills

Meet other budding scientists

Our Courses

We run 2 different themed courses – each covers a completely different range of medical topics and practical skills. The courses are designed to complement each other, but it’s up to you whether you’d like to attend one or both! Each day starts at 9:30am and finishes at 17:30pm.

Future Physicians

  • The importance of taking a good history
  • Empathy and good communication
  • Practice taking histories from our professional patient actors!
  • The heart – what does it do, and what can go wrong?
  • Learn how to examine a patient’s heart with a stethoscope!
  • The brain – medicine’s mystery…
  • Diseases of the brain

Budding Surgeons

  • Learn about the most common surgical emergencies
  • Suturing: its purpose and the different types of suture
  • Practice your own suturing skills with real surgical sutures!
  • Which patients should undergo surgery?
  • Basic first aid - how to approach the sick patient
  • Learn how to perform CPR
  • Practice CPR on our dummies - the very same ones used to train real doctors!

Our Tutors

We are a team of newly qualified doctors and senior medical students from Imperial College London – who better to show you what studying medicine is all about? We all love what we do, and want to share our experiences and passion for medicine. We’d love nothing more than to inspire the next generation of doctors!

  • Hi, My name's Mustafa and I'm a junior doctor currently working in London, having recently graduated from Imperial College. As someone who is fascinated by medicine as a subject, and also extremely passionate about teaching younger students, I believe I'm well equipped to give all of you a taste of what being a doctor is like! Come along to one of TasteMedicine's courses and I promise you won't be disappointed - with a bit of luck we'll inspire you to become one of tomorrow's doctors!

    Mustafa

Register 2017

We currently run two different themed courses – ‘Future Physicians’ and ‘Budding Surgeons’. These are designed to complement each other, however it’s entirely up to you whether you’d like to attend both or just one. If you do choose to come to both, you have the option of attending both on the same weekend (one on Saturday and one on Sunday) or on different weekends, and we’ll also give you a £13 discount.

Just click on the links below for whichever course(s) you would like attend. You will be taken to a shopping basket where you will be able to choose which dates you would like to attend. Our next course is on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd December 2017. Why not subscribe below to keep updated with our future events.

Testimonials

Here’s what our previous students and parents had to say about our courses 🙂

  • Dear Sirs, I would firstly like to thank you for the truly invaluable experience during the two taster sessions. If you could also pass on my thanks to the other members of the team I would be very grateful. Once again thank you for the inspirational experience which has meant I have a much improved appreciation on what medicine as a profession would be like. I wish you all the best in your future medical careers.

  • Dear Mustafa, Osama and Maryam, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of your help last weekend. I really learnt so much and it did truly give me an insight into medicine which I will definitely remember. I not only learnt heaps of information about medicine and the application process to medicine but also had a really great time learning new skills such as suturing!  If you could please pass on my thanks to the other tutors I would be most grateful. Best wishes and thanks again,

  • "Dear Team, Thank you so much! Teenagers are not very talkative (!), but my daughter said she really enjoyed it (especially the surgeons day), it kept her interest the whole time and you were all lovely. She left more keen than ever to become a surgeon. I will definitely recommend you to students at my school."

  • I would firstly like to start with the fact that your workshop was utterly incredible and very informative. I would like to say a massive thank you and promise that I will suggest this workshop to my friends and family in the future.

  • I just wanted to say a huge thank you for putting on this course. I don't think I have ever seen my daughter so enthused about anything else before.  She has come back from this all the more determined to pursue a career in medicine and I think it has given her the drive she needs to start her AS/A level courses with determination to reach the grades she will need. It has truly inspired her. Many, many thanks.

Frequently Asked Questions

All of our tutors are either qualified doctors or senior medical students – all of them are fully CRB-checked and have a wealth of experience in teaching students of all ages. They are extremely friendly and happy to answer any questions that students or parents may have.

All our courses are held at Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus. Please see map below for more details:

One of the main benefits of our courses is that students will go home having had many new experiences, which they can write about on their personal statements and talk about during medical school interviews. On top of this, our tutors are very experienced in this area and will be more than happy to answer any questions about applying to medical school on the days of the courses.

We currently run two different themed courses – ‘Future Physicians’ and ‘Budding Surgeons’. These are designed to complement each other, however it’s entirely up to you whether you’d like to attend both or just one. If you do choose to come to both, you have the option of attending both on the same weekend (one on Saturday and one on Sunday) or on different weekends, and we’ll also give you a £13 discount.

We accept payments via PayPal (Paypal is the largest online payment processor and offers you the highest online security). You don’t need an account – they accept all major credit and debit cards.

We will happily give you a full refund as long as you email us at least 14 days before the course to cancel your place. If you cancel any later than this, unfortunately we will not be able to refund your payment, however there are other options. We can arrange to transfer your place on the course to another student (if you know someone else who would like to attend), or alternatively, if you are able to make it to a our course on a different date and there are spaces available, we will be more than happy to offer you a place on a different date.


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