Getting experience of the medical profession before you’ve even started your medical degree can be tough, but the university application process gives priority to those applicants that can prove that they’ve had some sort of work-based experience.
It seems like an impossible situation. Many medical establishments won’t take students that aren’t already studying for their medical degree, but you need some form of experience to be accepted for the course – fortunately, help is at hand!
UniMed offers a unique ‘Doctor for the Day’ workshop that doesn’t just give you some hands-on experience of common tasks you might face working in the medical profession, but it also allows you the opportunity to include your experience in your personal statement.
Here’s what you can expect from our Doctor for a Day workshop.
One of the most common tasks in the medical profession, our UniMed Doctors for the Day can get real hands-on experience of suturing and learn the processes and techniques used in the industry in a professionally-led workshop.
Venepuncture and Blood Pressure
A skill that all medical students will need to master, venepuncture and blood pressure is something that you’ll be able to experience. Our team of time-served medical professionals will be on hand to show you how to carry out these tasks safely and confidently.
CPR and Cardiac Arrest
You’ll also be able to learn more about cardiac arrest and CPR during your day as a UniMed doctor, and you’ll be able to include this on your personal statement when making your UCAS application.
History Taking and Patient Care Skills
One of the most important parts of a career in the medical sector is the ability to take down a patient’s history, and to set them at ease during their time in your care. This is something that our professional staff has plenty of experience in, and you’ll learn lots of new skills in this area that will serve you well in your future career.
Drug Overdose Scenarios
Sadly, drug overdoses are common occurrences for those working in the medical profession, so as a UniMed Doctor for a Day you’ll get a head start on the other applicants thanks to our workshop. It includes tuition on how to deal with drug overdose situations and the processes used by A&E medical teams on a regular basis.
To find out more about our Doctor for a Day course and for details on how to enrol, click here.