Imperial Immersion Week (LKCMedicine)
Immersive experiences for LKCMedicine students
Annually in March
Imperial College London
Applications will be accepted from Year 2 MBBS LKCMedicine students only.
Please note that the Imperial Immersion Week 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19. Details of future programmes are yet to be announced.
The programme will provide LKCMedicine students with an immersive experience of our early years’ curriculum, with additional sessions designed to introduce students to the Imperial student experience. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the UK health system and different modes of pedagogical delivery in a different educational context. The programme also provides the foundation to establish friendships and professional links between the future doctors of Singapore and the UK. During the week students will also complete a video reflection on their experience.
Examples of activities offered in previous visits include:
- Practical sessions
- Introduction to funding of the NHS and the patient journey
- Visit to a top teaching hospital
- Visit to London pathology museums
- Social events with Imperial medical students
|Beginning of October||Application deadline for the Imperial Immersion Week|
|End of October||Outcome of applications announced|
|November||Deadline for students to confirm place on the Imperial Immersion Week|
|March||Imperial Immersion Week|
|Exact dates to be released annually (subject to change)|
There are 22 places available for Year 2 LKCMedicine students. The following criteria will be judged by evaluation of a written submission:
- Quality of reflection on extra curricular/personal activities
- Contribution to student life, the university, family or community
- Interest in medical education
- Creativity and innovation of ideas to contribute to Transform MedEd
- Evidence of active participation in education
The evaluation of anonymised applications will be by a joint staff-student panel at Imperial. Academic performance will not be used as a criterion for selection. However, students with ongoing academic or professional concerns on their records will not be eligible.
Details of financial support for the Imperial Immersion Week will be provided by LKCMedicine.