The Medic Portal's Virtual Summer School
Welcome To Our Virtual Summer School 2020!
Our first two virtual summer schools are now SOLD OUT. Due to popular demand, we have added another group in August. Book early to avoid missing out!
This brand new offering has been painstakingly created by our doctors to provide the ultimate online programme for aspiring medics in the year of Covid-19.
During a three-week period, you will get unprecedented insight into what a medical career can offer you – and all the tools you need to maximise your chances of a successful application.
After the programme, you will continue to be supported by your individual programme mentor. You’ll also enjoy full access to a comprehensive suite of online courses and tools.
In order to ensure the best possible experience for attendees, we are only able to accept a very limited number of students onto each summer school. Don’t miss out!
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How Will Virtual Summer School Equip You For Success?
By the end of the 3-week programme, you will:
- Truly understand what it means to pursue a medical career
- Possess the tools to successfully navigate every step of the application process
- Be equipped with detailed insights into different types of medical training
- Appreciate what life as a medical student is really like
- Create a compelling first draft of your medicine personal statement
- Experience Problem Based Learning (PBL), including medical ethics
- Enjoy access to a suite of online courses and training.
Delivered by Doctors and Expert Tutors
The Virtual Summer School will be delivered exclusively online. It combines a healthy mixture of small-group and individual teaching activities.
Groups will always be limited to a maximum of 10. This ensures the programme is fully-interactive throughout, providing the best possible experience for attendees.
Sessions are delivered by a range of tutors, depending on the topic. This will include qualified doctors, experienced medical students and The Medic Portal’s top-performing tutors.
Personal Mentoring For Your Whole Application
Every participant will be allocated a personal mentor. This mentor will support you throughout your entire medical school application – even after the programme finishes.
Mentors will have regular catch-up sessions with their students, ensuring that they excel throughout the programme and beyond.
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Become A Stronger Candidate In 3-Weeks
The programme runs over three weeks. Each successive week builds upon the last.
Week 1: Building Foundations
The first week is designed to give you an understanding of what studying medicine is like, and what medicine as a career entails.
You will learn how to choose the right medical school for you and how Oxbridge medicine differs. You will also experience your first Problem Based Learning session.
Week 2: Conquering Applications
In the second week, our focus turns to the application process. You’ll learn about the personal statement and begin working on your first draft.
You’ll find out more about the UCAT and BMAT and continue to develop your Problem Based Learning skills.
Week 3: Succeeding at Interview
The third week explores everything related to the interview process. We will focus on medical ethics, including hot topics like capacity and consent.
These will be closely linked to current affairs – and especially how Covid-19 is likely to feature in your interviews this year.
Tutoring Sessions: A Detailed Outline
| || ||Title||Objectives||Duration (Hours)||Post-Session Activity
|Week 1||Session 1||What is Medicine?||Learn about the history of medicine and how you progress through a medical career.||2||Suitability exercise mapping your examples to key skills
|Session 2||The Role of a Doctor||Learn from doctors about the good and bad of medicine, and how to make the most of work experience.||2||Further reading list
Work experience reflection
|Session 3||Choosing a Medical School||Find out what the key factors are when deciding where to apply to medical school.||1||Shortlisting activity
|Session 4||Studying Medicine||Find out from current medical students what studying medicine is really like, and how Oxbridge medicine differs.||1||Further reading
|Session 5||Problem Based Learning 1||Experience an actual problem based learning session as a group first hand.||1||PBL self-directed study activity
|Week 2||Session 6||Problem Based Learning 2||Conclude the problem based learning session consolidating your self-directed study done over the weekend.||1||
|Session 7||Personal Statement 1||Find out how personal statements are used, and how to start writing an amazing statement.||2||Writing 1st draft PS
|Session 8||The Role of the MDT||Explore the roles of other MDT members.||1||
|Session 9||Overview of UCAT & BMAT||Learn how to prepare for the UCAT and BMAT.||1||Revision timetable mapping
|Session 10||Personal Statement 2||Discuss your 1st PS draft with your tutor.||1||Writing 2nd draft PS
|Week 3||Session 11||Medical Ethics 1||What is medical ethics? Explore how to approach through cases, discussions and PBL.||2||PBL self-directed study activity
|Session 12||The Interview Process||Learn about the interview process, and how best to prepare.||2||
|Session 13||Medical Ethics 2||Consolidate your self-directed study and PBL.||1||
|Session 14||Current Affairs||Discuss current affairs, and how they might feature in interviews.||1||Further reading
|Session 15||Review & Wrap-Up||Review and close of programme.||1||
Access to Online Courses And Training
In addition to the programme outlined above, attendees will get access to the following e-learning and live online training products:
Who is Summer School For?
The Virtual Summer School is open to aspiring medics aged 16 and over.
Graduate entry applicants are welcome to attend.
Prices and Dates
The first Virtual Summer School programmes will run as follows:
- July 6th until July 24th – SOLD OUT!
- August 3rd until August 21st (Group 1) – SOLD OUT!
- August 3rd until August 21st (Group 2)
The cost is £1,500, all-inclusive.
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What Happens After I Book?
When you book, you will receive a confirmation email.
You will then be contacted by a member of our team. They will ensure that you are smoothly on-boarded.
You will receive codes to enable you to access all included online courses and training.