Safety & Support
Medical Projects are here for you every step of the way before, during and after your placement. We understand it may be daunting travelling to a new country on your own but you are in safe hands, our expert team carefully select destinations and vet them for their safety. Furthermore, we'll take you through the process of getting you fully prepared for your trip.
Foreign Commonwealth Office
We follow the British governments "Know before you go" campaign, designed to keep students safe and healthy when travelling abroad. All our overseas destinations are selected and vetted for their safety. We follow the British and Commonwealth office travel alerts, US Department of State travel advice and our own head office project team constantly visit our project destinations to assess them ensuring you can concentrate on your work experience and let us take care of the details.
After your place is confirmed, we start the process of getting you fully prepared for your trip. This starts with immediate access to your Medical Projects dashboard - a personalised information pack.
As your trip gets closer we'll send you reminders, run through checklists with you and make sure we are there whenever you have any questions. Before you leave you'll be fully briefed on your destination and looking forward to your project!
Our friendly team of placement co-ordinators are joined by project assistants, both of which are on hand 24/7 to assist you when needed. They are there to:
- Provide personal support
- Pick up and drop you off at the airport
- Allocate you to a designated department
- Assist in the running of the afternoon teaching sessions
- Stay close by
Your student support doesn't stop after the placement. If you have any enquiries when you get back don't hesitate to get in touch. We can also provide you with a certificate and references if requested.
Our UK med students are also always available if you have any questions regarding the application process for university.
Head Office Support
Our UK head office is open Monday to Friday from 9am - 7pm where parents can call if they need support or have any questions. All students and parents also have our 24/7 emergency contact number incase they need to make contact outside of office hours. Head office receives daily updates from our overseas teams so they can answer parents questions and put their mind at ease. We understand this is often the students first overseas trip without their parents and we are on hand to answer any question, no matter how big or small.
We want you to feel completely comfortable on your Medical Projects placement and ensure your parents are confident that you are in very safe hands. Your safety and security is our number one priority and we make sure to take every precaution ensuring that your stay is a safe one.
All of our accommodation are split into single sex rooms with other students and staff are on hand 24/7 to assist when needed. Where necessary we also have security guards on site so you can be sure that you will have a safe, stress free experience.
- Rooms shared with other students
- Security guards where necessary
Our DBS checked staff are there to ensure you have an educational placement, an enjoyable, life defining travel experience and to keep you safe at all times. Our project teams are fully-trained, dedicated and 100% committed to your well-being at all times.
- DBS checked
- 24/7 supervision
We ask all of our students to wear their Medical Projects T-shirts when they arrive at the airport. This helps us identify you on arrival and it also helps you meet other students at connecting airports. Whilst on placement you will be required to carry an ID badge for identification purposes
- Branded t-shirt & scrubs
- ID badges