About The Project

Project Transylvania is designed for students looking to gain a deeper insight into the university application process and develop their personal statement, interview answers and technique. Students complete 25 hours of hospital work experience and also attend university preparation sessions run by our UK Medical Students or UK Doctors. This includes 1-on-1 time with their mentors and individual feedback, and interview preparation.

Who Is This Project Suitable For?

This location is suitable for students aged 16-25 looking to complete a:

  • Pre-medical placement
  • Pre-dental placement
  • Pre-nursing placement

What's Included?

  • Hospital Work Experience

    • 25 hours hospital work experience per week

    • Shadow doctors and/or consultants

    • Witness different healthcare systems

    • Attend outpatient clinics

  • Student Development

    • Mock MMI with feedback

    • Mock panel interview with feedback

    • Applying to university advice and guidance

    • Questions and answer sessions with our medical students and doctors.

  • Student Support

    • Private accommodation

    • Breakfast and dinner each day

    • 24/7 DBS checked staff

    • Airport transfers (for international students)

    • Access to Student Dashboard

    • Welcome pack and Medical Projects T-shirt

    • Dedicated Personal Student Advisor

Why Join Medical Projects?

  • Boost your hospital based experience to increase your range of discussion points at interview.
  • Boost your personal statement with hospital based work experience to increase your chances of gaining an interview.
  • Shadow experienced Doctors and Consultants.
  • Gain guaranteed 25 hours shadowing experience per week.
  • Experience a range of departments to broaden your knowledge.
  • Experience a different healthcare system to compare and contrast to your own healthcare system.
  • Meet fellow students who share the same passion for learning and development.
  • Supported 24/7 by our experienced Medical Projects team

Your Hospital Work Experience

Students complete 25 hours hospital work experience per week. Students shadow a doctor or consultant in each day, who will explain cases and procedures and answer any questions you have. Groups of students don't exceed three as we want this to be a personal experience with plenty of time for you to discuss cases with the medical staff. All our mentors are experienced teachers and speak English. Here are the departments available at Project Transylvania:

  • General Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Oncology
  • Endocrinology
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Nephrology
  • Radiology
  • Anaesthesiology 

If there is a specific department you wish to experience that is not on this list, please contact us.

  • Orthopaedics 
  • Pathology
  • Dental Clinic
  • Casualty
  • Gastroenterology


Course Structure

Project Transylvania has been specifically designed to balance hospital based work experience and university preparation sessions delivered by our outstanding staff. Each evening students have personal development sessions with our trained mentors.

All students will receive the induction on Sunday evening before a busy week in the hospital and teaching sessions in the afternoons and evenings. Please see the course structure diagram to the left. 

University Preparation

Interview Workshops

We run 2 mock interview workshops each week that are designed to simulate certain aspects of medical school interviews. Questions will be similar to those that you'll face in your actual interviews. Each session is concluded with some general group feedback and more detailed individual feedback. These sessions include: 

  • Multiple Mini Interviews
  • Panel interviews 
  • Group feedback on interviews answers
  • Individual 1-on-1 interview technique sessions

Clinical Training

Throughout the week we run mini clinical training sessions that are designed to help students understand some basic anatomical functions. These are fun and interactive ways to learn some of the basics of medicine. These sessions include:

  • The body's pulses
  • Manual blood pressure training
  • Cardiovascular examination
  • Respiratory examination
  • Abdominal examination



Facilities: The accommodation is fully equipped with all the essentials to ensure each student is comfortable during their stay, this includes: computer and wifi areas so students can keep in touch with friends and family, 24/7 security, TV with DVD player and laundry service.

Food and Drink: Breakfast and dinner are included each day. Breakfast is a a continental style breakfast with toast, cereals, fresh fruit and yoghurts. For Dinner there are various local restaurants which offer a wide range of different cuisines for you to chose from. Students with specific dietry requirements will need to let us know before you join us.

Where You'll Stay

Our accommodation is based in the centre of Brașov which is approximately a 20 minute walk from the hospital. All students share a 6 or 8 bed dorm that is reserved for Medical Projects students only, which are equipped with lockers for personal items. The accommodation has a communal area where students can meet in the evening to discuss the day's cases. There is also a computer and wifi areas so students can keep in touch with friends and family. There is always a Medical Projects member of staff on-site at the accommodation

Students will typically share a room with 3 to 4 other students. All rooms are same gender rooms.

Your Mentors

Our mentors are current UK Medical Students or current UK Doctors. These guys are there to help support you inside the hospital and also provide the interview and clinical skills sessions. Our UK medical students all have at least 2 clinical years training and have all been through the university application process you are about to undertake. They are there to provide all the advice and guidance you need, so make the most and ask them as many questions as possible.  

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Project Prices:

1 week              2 weeks          3 weeks           4 weeks     

£1200                £1700               N/A                  N/A        

*Please note the £290 registration fee is in addition to the above prices.

Course Availability:

  • 25th March - 31st March 2018  **Fully Booked**
  • 1st April - 7th April 2018  **Fully Booked**
  • 8th April - 14th April **Fully Booked**
  • 15th July - 21st July 2018  **Fully Booked**
  • 22nd July - 28th July 2018  **Fully Booked**
  • 29th July - 4th August 2018  **Fully Booked**
  • 5th August - 11th August 2018   **Fully Booked**
  • 12th August - 18th August 2018  **Fully Booked**
  • 19th August - 25th August 2018  **Fully Booked**

Ready To Join Us?

Step 1:

Decide your travel dates and how many weeks you want to join us for.

Step 2:

Click apply now button and complete the online application form.

Step 3:

Register your £290 deposit to secure your place and dates.

Step 4:

Ready to join us?