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  • Information about the programme

    Thursday 25th July and Friday 26th July 2024

    ***Please note, applications are not currently open. If you would like to attend in 2024, please register your interest here.

    Running since 2013, LifeLab has been inviting students currently in Years 9, 10 and 11 who are interested in finding out more about becoming a doctor to attend our Experience Medicine Summer School.  

    While with us your students will spend 2 days gaining experience of what it is like to train and work as a doctor. During the time with LifeLab, they will have the chance to: 

      • Learn how to perform clinical skills and practice these on a model 
      • Experience anatomy and pathology teaching  
      • Speak with health professionals
      • Talk to medical students about training as a doctor and find out how the application process works 
      • Listen to our keynote speaker talking about life in medicine 
      • Take part in a trauma scenario  

    Please see an example of the course programme. Please note this is subject to change. 

    Reserving a place 

    The 2 day programme costs £150. All food and drink are included, but participants need to make their own transport arrangements. Accommodation is not included.  

    Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. 

    Bursary spaces 

    We have free bursary spaces available for those students who meet 1 of the following criteria: 

      • First generation to Higher Education and you attended a lower-performing school. To check your school status please see the eligible schools on the website.
      • Receiving Free School Meals at any point during their secondary school education 
      • Being a Young or Young Adult Carer 
      • Living or grew up in Local Authority care 
      • Living in an area with a postcode which falls within the lowest 20 per cent of Index of Multiple Deprivation or IMD Quintile 1. To check please see the link.

    We are now offering students the chance to apply for a bursary place for the Lifelab Summer School through an online form. Please can you encourage students who meet these criteria to complete the form and a member of the team will get back to you in the spring. 

    For bursary placements, we are shortlisting applications together rather than 1st come 1st served. We will shortlist in April and again in May.

    For more information on the above, please contact

    Click here to download the programme flyer.