The WHRI Work Experience Programme is for sixth form students who are interested in studying Medicine or a Biological/Biomedical related degree at university and are considering a career in a similar field.
This bi-annual programme provides an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand experience in laboratory and clinical research at one of the largest pharmacological research institutes in Europe. In addition, students will have the opportunity to learn about alternative careers within government health-related initiatives and fundraising for healthcare and research.
I found the lab days extremely insightful and eye-opening and also very helpful in deciding between a medical or science degree.
Checking patient history gave me an insight into the life of a doctor.
For: Year 12-13 Sixth form or college students
Date(s): July 2020 (tbc) / October 2020 (tbc)
Location: William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square Campus, London, EC1M 6BQ
GCSE's: Double or Triple Science (BB or above) and Mathematics (B or above)
A-levels: All applicants must be studying a Science or Maths subject at A-level (or equivalent)
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this session due to coronavirus.
We hope to run the October session, but this will depend on the coronavirus situation. Please return to this webpage at a later date for updates.