- 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
- 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!
Who are your tutors?
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.
Where are your courses held?
All our courses are held at Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus.
Do you help with medical school applications?
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.
How many courses do you run?
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.
What forms of payment do you accept?
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.
What if I can’t attend a course that I’ve booked?
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.