LIVE Surgical Work experience

One-day virtual work experience LIVE from an operating room in London

Think about the following questions…

  • What are the principles of modern surgery and what are the latest innovations including virtual reality?

  • Did you know that surgery is much more than operating on patients? 

  • Do you have what it takes to learn basic skills in surgery and improve your manual dexterity?

  • Have you thought about how surgeons are involved in the global COVID19 pandemic?

  • Can you start a surgical portfolio before starting medical school?

Welcome to the operating theatre future doctors! 

  • London based award winning surgeons deliver an exciting and interactive introduction into the world of surgery!

  • YOU will get first hand insight into life of a trainee surgeon in the UK with real stories and reflections on managing critically unwell patients and lifesaving procedures  

  • You will be TAUGHT how to scrub into surgery, most common practical skills including the reef knot, surgeons knot, Aberdeen knot many more!

  • LIVE demonstration of basic skills in surgery performed by surgeons on real skin, muscle, bones and organs!

  • LIVE laparoscopic surgery simulation using state of the art minimally invasive technology

  • Surgeons will present SIMULATED patients in both emergency and elective surgery where YOU will have to make life or death decisions 

  • We will present the WORLD’s FIRST virtual reality anatomy demonstration (Insert emoji of VR headset)

  • Receive PERSONAL feedback on your own knot tying and suturing skills from Mr Das to further improve your own skills

  • Receive an accredited and signed certificate from Mr Das, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


You will be given WORLD class teaching by London based surgeons who have adapted the Royal College of Surgeons curriculum to suit pre medical students. We aim to equip you with the knowledge, insight and practical skills to elevate you as a top medical school applicant who has already started their surgical experience!


We will receive your OWN surgical portfolio which you will add key skills and knowledge. By the end of the masterclass, you will have your own surgical portfolio and practical skills assessed and accredited by top London based surgeons. 

You will get a certificate of completion and distinctions of excellence will be given to students with the best surgical portfolios and skills assessment scores (insert trophy emoji)

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Introduction to Surgery Masterclass Series Programme

This is a longitudinal programme, with one day full of LIVE surgical activities and teaching every week, over 4 weeks

Week 1

​Morning session

  • Welcome by Medefine surgical team and introduction to your surgical portfolios

  • Introduction to Surgery – History and timeline of discoveries and innovation

  • Surgery in the National Health Service of the UK

  • Training to become a surgeon, practice makes perfect

  • Surgery as a pre-medical student, what can YOU do now?

Afternoon session

  • LIVE tour of a London operating theatre

  • LIVE explanation of surgical instruments, tools and safety procedures in the operating theatre

  • LIVE demonstration of anaesthetic instruments including airway adjusts, cannulation, oxygen masks and anaesthetic machines

  • LIVE demonstration of suturing skills including interrupted, continuous and subcuticular on REAL animal skin

  • LIVE anatomy demonstration and dissection of organs including heart, lungs, kidneys and joints

Week 2

​Practical Skills Masterclass Part 1

  • Tutorial on hand washing and scrubbing in for surgery 

  • Importance of aseptic technique and infection control and common REAL life scenarios 

  • VIRTUAL REALITY demonstration of anatomy

  • Emergency surgery “hot cases” where YOU will decide whether to operate on patients or not

Week 3

​Practical Skills Masterclass Part 2

  • Training and practice methods in manual dexterity and breathing exercises

  • Basic Knot tying skills with string and practice with 5 different methods

  • Holding surgical instruments demonstration and LIVE demonstration

  • LIVE laparoscopic surgery demonstration on cutting edge minimally invasive technology

  • Surgical portfolio consolidation and reviews

  • Knot tying video assessment submission timeline

Week 4

Bonus session (optional)

  • Exclusive 1-1 sessions booked with our Medefine Surgery team to review your knot tying video assessments

  • Personal feedback and advice on making the most of surgical work experience sessions 

  • Start YOUR own global surgery project with our Medefine Surgery team

—  A.Z., Hong Kong

“Thank you so much for organizing such a wonderful event yesterday! I’m so glad to have been a part of it and it was extremely informative and useful, not just for my medical application but has significantly motivated me to become a part of this profession in the future. Really looking forward to the follow up session!” 


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