Imperial Immersion Week

Immersive experiences for LKCMedicine students

Course Details


1 week


Annually in March


Imperial College London 

Applications will be accepted from Year 2 MBBS LKCMedicine students only. 

Applications for 2020 are now closed

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
  • Lectures
  • 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

Imperial Immersion Week - Timeline 
 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) 
Timeline for the Imperial Immersion Week 2020


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.

Financial Support

Details of financial support for the Imperial Immersion Week will be provided by LKCMedicine. 

Imperial Immersion Week 2019

LKCMedicine students visit Imperial College London