Medicine Virtual Work Experience Course

Check out our free virtual junior doctor work experience course, where you can “shadow” a junior doctor dealing with an unwell patient.

Course in affiliation with Woosehill GP Practice


When applying to medical school having work experience is crucial as it gives you insight into the life of a doctor and the roles and responsibilities required. It also allows you to demonstrate key skills required for medical school.

We know it can be very difficult to find work experience in hospital settings. That’s why we have created our free virtual junior doctor work experience course to allow you to virtual shadow a junior doctor.

Developed by medical graduates from the University of Cambridge, you’ll learn first hand what admissions tutors are looking to see.  Subsequently, you will be able to talk about what skills you have observed in your personal statements and interview.  


Section 1: Understanding the role of a Junior Doctor

What is a Junior Doctor

This section of the course will outline what the role of a junior doctor is and your role as a foundation doctor within the NHS. 

Roles and Responsibilities of a Junior Doctor

This lesson teaches you about the 2 main types roles that foundation doctors perform, ward duties and on-calls. Understand the typical jobs that you will do on a day-to-day basis.


Get insight into what junior doctors typically earn in the NHS.

Section 2: Conducting a Patient History

Principles of History Taking

This lesson highlights the main things to ask in a patient history. This is an essential skill of any doctor and helps you come to the correct diagnosis. 

Detailed History Taking Script

In this lesson, we explore the history in more detail, and see what questions we ask in each section to gain as much information as possible. 

History Taking from a Patient (WATCH)

Watch how a junior doctor takes a medical history from a patient who has developed a cough and fever. See the history taking script in action and observe the doctor’s communication skills. 

Section 3: Conducting a Medical Examination

Principles of an A-E examination

Learn the key principles of a basic A-E examination. This is a core skill utilised by doctors to assess a new patient. 

A full A-E examination

Learn the A-E examination in more detail as we go through what to ask in each section. See how we can use this to explore a patient’s Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability and Exposure. 

Perform an A-E examination on a Patient (WATCH)

See how a junior doctor performs an A-E examination on our patient, who has developed a cough and fever. 

Section 4: Investigations

Importance of Investigations

Investigations are used by doctors to find a diagnosis. Learn about the different types of investigations that doctors can use. 

Choosing Investigations

Gain insight into how doctors choose which investigations to perform. This depends on the patient’s history, the examination and suspected diagnosis. 

Interpreting a Chest X-Ray

Watch how a junior doctor interprets a Chest X-Ray for our model patient and how this has helped identify the correct diagnosis.

Section 5: Forming a Management Plan

How to Present a Patient

Learn how junior doctors present patients to their seniors. This is an important step in asking for advice to help formulate a management plan for the patient.

Presenting a Patient to your Senior (WATCH)

Watch how our foundation doctor presents our example patient using the SBAR formula to their senior, to form a management plan.

Informing the Patient of your plan

Part of being a doctor is informing the patient. Witness how the doctor explains the diagnosis to the patient and uses their communication skills to address any concerns.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a junior doctor
  • See a junior doctor taking a history from a patient
  • Observe a doctor conduct an A-E examination of a patient
  • See how doctors use investigations to help make a diagnosis
  • Observe how to present a patient and formulate a management plan
  • See the skills that medical schools admissions tutors are looking for

Why Our Course

10 video lessons

Full comprehensive videos covering each section in detail


Certificate of Completion

You can download a certificate of completion


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Study online, anywhere, anytime

Study on your laptop, tablet, phone anywhere

Structured course

Precise, detailed information with a clear structure

Written by Successful Applicants

Written by medical students who got offers from London and Oxford

Woosehill Medical Centre

This course is affiliated with Woosehill Medical Centre, General Practice. The course written by Dr Ankit Chadha, a medicine graduate from the University of Cambridge. Dr Chadha secured offers from all 4 medical schools when applying to university, including the University of Cambridge, UCL, KCL and Queen Mary (London). He is currently working as an academic foundation doctor in London, with a specialist interest in oncology.

“The whole course was really good, it was very well explained and easy to understand. Moreover, It was beneficial to know hand on experience from a junior doctor. Will definitely sign up for one of the in2med courses.”

Inayat Mehta (20/05/23)

“It gave me a real understanding of the whole process and structure of how it really feels to be in such a competitive but hardworking career field. The work experience will allow me to talk about so much in my interview and personal statement. Amazing experience.”

Veda Rehimi (21/05/23)

“I think it was a really good experience that has benefited me in a lot of way, I feel that the questions I had were answer and some of my worries were solved, thank you so much for this event”

Valentina R. CH (20/05/23)

“Extremely helpful with giving work experience and personal statement advice. Includes everything that would make one distinct from another med applicant and I can’t wait to carry on using their resources and applying for med!”

Ibiso Harry-Brown (20/05/23)

“It was very beneficial, informative, and truthful. They gave us a lot of information, as-well as advice on how to succeed in Medicine.”

Sinnit Michael (20/05/23)

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