WHRI Work Experience Programme
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.
- Hands-on practical experience in a working research laboratory
- Talks from world-leading basic scientists and clinical researchers
- Shadowing of current PhD and Post-doctoral researchers
- Learn about the running of clinical trials and interact with clinical trial patients
- Demonstrations of clinical measurements of blood pressure, blood flow and ultrasound of the heart
- Tour of St Bartholomew's Hospital
- University admissions information
- Meet staff from the Barts Charity, and learn how, through their funding schemes, research and innovative healthcare initiatives which improve patient care are supported.
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): 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)
How to apply
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.