Our Mission

Making decisions about university and your future career can be really difficult – not everyone knows exactly what they want to do in future!  Our aim is simple – we want to give young people interested in medicine a real insight into what studying the subject is like and what being a doctor involves, so they can decide if it really is for them.

Furthermore, a crucial part of any medical school application is work experience – applicants should have made the effort to find out about their future career. We know how difficult it can be to find work experience in hospitals, so we designed this course to help tackle the problem – we’ll give you a real insight into a career in medicine that will help strengthen your application to medical school!

Learn about a wide range of medical topics, and how to apply this knowledge to patients in different settings.

Understand how to communicate with patients effectively, and learn how to perform physical examinations with a stethoscope!

Learn how to suture wounds and how to perform first aid and CPR – all important practical skills that doctors use every day!

Why Should I Attend?

Gain an authentic, in-depth experience of a career in medicine and make an informed decision about whether medicine is for you

Strengthen your application to medical school and stand out from the crowd

Expert advice from our tutors about applying to medical school – ask any questions you might have!

The Course

The TasteMedicine course runs in South Kensington, London. The course runs over 2 days, with each day running from 09:30-18:00. You can choose to attend one or both days of the course. An outline of what is covered on each day of the course is given below:

Day 1

Future Physicians

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    History Taking – Learn how to take a thorough, structured history and practice taking histories based on real-life scenarios
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    Cardiology – Anatomy, physiology and the most common problems of the heart
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    Clinical Examination – Learn how to examine the heart and lungs with a stethoscope in a step-by-step approach, as taught to third year medical students
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    Neurology – A series of interesting, real-life cases about problems of the brain and nervous system. Understand the complexity of the brain and where problems can occur
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    Medschool A-Z – An overview of the medical school application process, with advice on strengthening your application, choosing the right medical school, writing personal statements, UKCAT and BMAT exams, interviews and much more. This is an open session with plenty of time for questions, so bring your whole list!

Day 2

Budding Surgeons

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    Surgical Emergencies – A series of real-life cases where emergency surgery is required to solve the problem and often save a patient’s life
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    Suturing – Learn how to perform different types of sutures using real surgical equipment
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    Managing Unwell Patients – Understand how doctors manage acutely unwell patients using a logical approach, incorporating basic first aid and the principles of CPR
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    Blood-taking and Cannulation – Learn how to take blood and insert cannulas on our model arms – the same ones medical students practice on at medical school!
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    Medschool A-Z – An overview of the medical school application process, with advice on strengthening your application, choosing the right medical school, writing personal statements, UKCAT and BMAT exams, interviews and much more. This is an open session with plenty of time for questions, so bring your whole list!

Register

Our course runs over 2 days – ‘Day 1 – Future Physicians’ and ‘Day 2 – Budding Surgeons’. These are designed to complement each other, however it’s entirely up to you whether you’d like to attend both or just one.

The upcoming dates for the course are the weekends of 7th-8th March 2020 (fully booked) + 18th – 19th April 2020. We’ll also be announcing more dates in the near future!

Testimonials

Dear Mustafa, Osama and Maryam, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of your help last weekend. I really learnt so much and it did truly give me an insight into medicine which I will definitely remember. I not only learnt heaps of information about medicine and the application process to medicine but also had a really great time learning new skills such as suturing! If you could please pass on my thanks to the other tutors I would be most grateful. Best wishes and thanks again,

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the courses taught by?

All our tutors are either qualified doctors or senior medical students – all of them are fully CRB checked and have a wealth of experience in teaching students of all ages. They really are a friendly bunch and will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have!

What is the age range for the course?

TasteMedicine is designed for secondary school and A-level students, from 11-18 years. The majority of our students that attend are GCSE or A-level students, as this is when most students start thinking about university, but we do also get a lot of keen younger students on each course who enjoy it just as much!

Where are your courses held?

Currently all our courses run at the Imperial College campus in South Kensington, London.

What are the course timings?

The TasteMedicine course runs over 2 days – each day runs from 09:30-18:00. Students can choose to attend one or both days of the course.

Do you help with medical school applications?

One of the main benefits of the course is that it gives students many new experiences and a  real taste of what studying medicine is like, giving them plenty to write about in their personal statements and to talk about during interviews. There’s also set time on each day of the course to focus on this area – our tutors are very experienced in advising students on applying to medical school, and will be happy to answer any and every question. You can also always get in touch with us via email with any questions you forget to ask!

Do you provide course certificates?

Yes, we provide a certificate of attendance to each student that attends the course.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Our payments are taken via PayPal (PayPal is the largest online payment processor and gives you the highest online security). You don’t need a PayPal account – you can simply pay online with any major credit or debit card.

What if I can’t attend a course that I’ve booked?

We are happy to issue a full refund for any course booking if you give us at least 21 days prior to the course to cancel your place. If the cancellation is later than this, unfortunately we will not be able issue a refund, but we can arrange to transfer your booking to a course on a different date. Alternatively, if you know someone else who would like to attend the course in your place, we can transfer your place to them.