How Does A Placement Work?
What type of placements do you offer?
We run Pre-Medical, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Midwifery and Pre-Nursing placements. These are specifically designed for students who are applying, or thinking of applying, to study one of these at university.
How old do I have to be?
You need to be 16 years or older at the time of travel. For students under the age of 18 we will also need consent from a parent/guardian. There is no upper age limit for our projects.
Are the students supervised?
Yes students are supervised at all times by UK members of staff. We meet students at the airport on arrival and are fully supervised until the taxi back to the airport on departure. Students over the age of 18 are able to do some travel independently but this must be signed off by a member of staff beforehand.
I’m not from the UK, can I still travel?
Yes. Students join us from all over the world, the only thing you will need to check will be there are no major issues obtaining a visa from your country. We can help you with any visa enquiries you may have.
When can I travel?
Our projects are open for dates that typically match your academic holidays. There are “project open dates” on each projects page.
Do these projects book up quickly?
Yes. Our projects normally book up around 2 or 3 months in advance so early booking is advised.
How long should I join for?
We recommend completing at least two weeks. This ensures you get at least two weeks of interview and clinical training sessions. You can join for up to 6 weeks.
Can I travel with friends?
Of course! When completing your application form just add your friends name to the additional information box
What is included in the costs?
Here is exactly what is included in your project cost:
- 25 hours hospital work experience per week
- 1 x Interview workshops per week
- 1 x MMI simulation with feedback
- 1 x Panel interview simulation with feedback
- 2 x Clinical training sessions per week
- Personal teaching from a UK medical student
- Personal statement review and advice
- Supervised 24/7 by DBS checked staff
- Breakfast and dinner each day
- Private accommodation for our students
- Meet and greet upon arrival airport
- Personal Student Advisor for trip preparation
What is not included?
The only things that are not included in the cost are; flights, visas, vaccinations, insurance, spending money.
Are flights included?
Flights are not included in the cost of the project. This is because students join us from all over the world and it would be very difficult for us to control everyone’s flights. We can recommend sites that help you find the cheapest flights (such as www.skyscanner.net) or we can recommend travel agents who can also advise on the best flights.
Is the registration fee refundable?
If we cant accommodate you for your chosen dates, we will offer you an alternative. Once we have agreed dates then your registration fee is non-refundable. This is because we are holding your space within the accommodation and hospital and potentially turning other students down as a result.