Medical student

Medicamp

Welcome to the world of MediCamp. Delivering innovative educational courses aimed at teaching and developing skills within the field of Medicine.

Through a range of thought-provoking experienced-based workshops, simulations and visits, delivered by leading sector partners (including Swansea University, University of South Wales and Lubas Medical), Professors, Clinicians, and Practitioners, you’ll be learning about working in the world of Medicine and gain an appreciation for allied healthcare specialities from the real experts within it.  To enhance your experience further, some of the country’s top medical students will act as your personal mentors throughout the course.

We want you to apply with confidence and we understand in the current climate that COVID makes that a bit difficult. That is why when you apply to MediCamp 2021, payment will not be required until an invoice is sent to you in May 2021.

Course Information

  • Dates | 31st July – 14th August 2021
  • Ages | 16 – 18 years old
  • Booking opens |  Autumn 2020
  • Apply now, pay later!
  • No medical experience or qualifications necessary
  • Good level of English communication skills required

About MediCamp

MediCamp is an innovative, residential programme for 16-18 year-olds aimed at developing crucial skills within the field of Medicine. In 2021 MediCamp will be run in conjunction with UWC Atlantic College from 31st July – 14th August 2021.

MediCamp is an inspiring, challenging, highly rewarding programme that will dissect the anatomy of the medical world, from different angles.
Every day is packed with new experiences and you’ll be working together with passionate and aspirational young people from across the globe on hands-on projects to explore what it means to work in Medicine. We look forward to hearing from you!

What Makes MediCamp So Attractive?

MediCamp will offer participants an inside-view of Medicine and it’s close relationship with allied healthcare specialties. Course content focuses on the acquisition of clinical and communication skills, medical knowledge, crucial first-aid and life support, awareness of global and public health challenges and an appreciation of the imperative roles of allied healthcare professions.

MediCamp sets itself apart from many other courses by prioritising participant experience of Medicine and ensuring they complete the course having gained a real-life insight into this fascinating field.

How Will It Benefit Me?

MediCamp does not simply focus on the ‘Preparation for Medical School’ theme that many other courses cover. MediCamp believes that offering participants the ‘real-life, hands-on’ experience of Medicine is the most valuable attribute it can offer participants. We want participants to be able to call upon the skills and knowledge gained at MediCamp to support them in their future; whether it be within Medicine, Healthcare or indeed any other career route they may take.

For those who do pursue an application to study Medicine, there is no better experience to support this than evidencing your attendance at MediCamp where you are able prove the clinical and communication skills gained, medical knowledge, awareness of the profession and allied specialties, and clear passion needed to be successful!

And rest assured, even if you’re not sure of your interests just yet but want to learn more about Medicine and gain crucial knowledge in a field that will benefit you wherever your future takes you, then MediCamp is the course for you too!

What to expect from MediCamp

MAKING CONNECTIONS

MediCamp is an excellent opportunity for you to experience Medicine and the importance of allied healthcare in an innovative and fun environment.  The connections you make will last lifelong.

 

PERSONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Develop and enhance your self-confidence, problem-solving abilities and teamwork through exposure to a series of challenging adventures.  Experience activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, gorge walking, coasteering and mountain expeditions amongst many others.

 

FREE TIME

After an action-packed day, relax in your free time with your peers on campus and utilise the various open activities on-site if you wish.  These include access to the swimming pool, tennis courts, gymnasium, and much more.

 

GLOBAL HEALTH AWARENESS

You will not only learn about the developed healthcare system in the UK, but gain a greater understanding of global healthcare systems. You will focus on your ability to serve different communities and meet the health needs of all populations.

CLINICAL EDUCATION

You’ll be enhancing your knowledge of medical concepts; history taking and examination, pathology of common diseases, life-support, diagnostic skills and treatment.

 

PUBLIC HEALTH PROJECT

You will be presenting a themed piece of group-work to an acclaimed Guest Panel, around the themes of public health, global healthcare, and health economy.

 

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Relax and spend time with your peers in your downtime by experiencing the range of social events on offer during the course.  Facilitator led activities will include a medical quiz evening, movie night, medical debating chamber evening, and medical-themed artwork competition. Finish the course on a high with an end of course dinner and awards ceremony.

 

OFF-SITE LEARNING

You’ll be able to engage in multiple off-site activities through a range of themed away days with visits to Swansea University and the University of South Wales.

Workshops

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Led by Mr Pierre Codron, this session will focus on increasing awareness of mental health within the cohort.  Pierre will also be emphasising the latest thinking on the importance of sleep on our mental health by running a ‘Sleep Workshop’ during the session.

 

RADIOLOGY AND MEDICAL IMAGING

Dr Grant Griffiths, Consultant Radiologist will be delivering a brilliant workshop where participants will hear more about the role of the radiologist, learn to interpret simple radiographs and then be challenged on their new-found knowledge!

 

BECOME A LEADER IN HEALTHCARE

Dr Tim Archer is a specialist in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching.  He will introduce you to the importance of effective leadership in healthcare based on his experience of leadership within the Public Health sector.

MAKATON IN HEALTHCARE

Ms Bev Curtis, Speech and Language Therapist in Cardiff and Vale UHB will be running an interactive workshop giving participants their first experience of Makaton.  The teaching of effective communication skills will form the mainstay of this workshop.

 

PHARMACEUTICALS AND PRESCRIBING

Do you want to know more about medication and pharmaceuticals?  Mr Carl Barrett, a Clinical Pharmacist in Primary Care will be introducing you to the art of prescribing and giving a real, hands-on insight into the world of therapeutic drugs!

Experience Days and Wider Healthcare

ANATOMY DEMONSTRATION

Spend the day in Swansea University’s School of Medicine Anatomy Lab where you will further your knowledge of the human body by using the latest simulation technology.

 

COVID-19 HOT TOPICS

Be part of this Covid-19 themed session where you will hear of the real-life experiences of clinicians during the Pandemic.  You will be introduced to the basics of virology, current vaccine research, stories from front-line workers and even the challenges of creating a local Field Hospital!

 

PRE-HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Lubas Medical’s expert team of Paramedics and Advanced Practitioners will be delivering an all-day simulation workshop covering many aspects of pre-hospital medicine, first-aid and clinical skills. Get hands-on with various scenarios and leave feeling confident in your ability to manage unwell patients.

 

MEET THE PATIENT

Spend a session hearing the most interesting of patient stories and have the chance to ask questions and learn more about complex disease.

CLINICAL SKILLS SESSION

Visit The Aneurin Bevan Clinical Skills Centre in Singleton Hospital where you will spend time learning within the high-fidelity simulation area gaining experience of clinical procedures and managing unwell patients.

 

MDT NETWORKING EVENTS

Have your chance to hear about the huge variety of career choices within Medicine and Healthcare with relaxed networking opportunities throughout the course.  Spend time with ‘front-line’ clinicians and have the opportunity to ask unlimited questions!

Guest Speakers

Medicamp

PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL OWEN

Our Keynote Speaker and leading Academic Psychiatrist will be talking about his research in Alzheimer’s and Schizophrenia and giving his view on the future of Mental Health globally.

Medicamp

PROFESSOR ZAHEER YOUSEF

Prof Yousef is an acclaimed Cardiologist and will be delivering a talk entitled ‘Pace-in Africa’ outlining his work in various African Nations and enlightening us on the challenge of installing pacemaker equipment into those patients in need.

Tom Archer, UWC Atlantic Alumnus

MR TOM ARCHER

Tom is an Alumni of UWC Atlantic and now works with the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS Cymru) in Wales.  He will share his knowledge on this exciting, fast-paced, and highly-rewarding aspect of healthcare!

Medicamp

DR AMBIKA SHETTY

Ambika is a Consultant Paediatrician and Diabetologist at the Children’s Hospital for Wales.  She will be talking about her depth of experience in Child Health and her specific interest of diabetes in childhood and the life-saving importance of its early recognition.

Medicamp

MR MICHAEL STECHMAN

Mr Michael Stechman is an Endocrine and General Surgeon and will be giving us an engaging insight into his career. Michael’s expertise is within the field of Thyroid surgery- a subject participants are sure to find fascinating!

Medicamp

MR ROBIN JENKINS

Robin is Founder of Atlantic Pacific- an initiative set up in 2014 to empower communities around the world prone to drowning, flooding and natural disasters by providing them with custom-built lifeboat stations and purpose-built lifeboats. His specific experience of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami disaster in 2014 will be presented.

APPLICATIONS OPEN

Complete your application by submitting the form below where we will ask you more about your ambitions in the world of Medicine and Healthcare

APPLICATION FORM

Course Fees

Programme Cost: £2,450 GBP per person
Fees are inclusive of return-transfer from one of the following airports:
• Cardiff
• Bristol
• Heathrow

A 10% early bird discount is available on a limited basis until 24th January 2021.

We want you to apply with confidence and we understand in the current climate that COVID makes that a bit difficult. That is why when you apply to MediCamp 2021, payment will not be required until an invoice is sent to you in May 2021.

Scholarships

Be the first to know about our MediCamp UK and local Scholarship* competitions.
Sign up to get notified of when these competitions will be running and how you can apply.

*local Scholarship is available to those residing in the Vale of Glamorgan or Cardiff area.

Contact Us

If you need to get in touch, don’t hesitate to contact us by email info@uwcatlanticexperience.com or call (+44) 1446 799 000.

 

Location

UWC Atlantic
St Donat’s Castle
Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan
Wales, UK
CF61 1WF

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