Online Experiences

Virtual Experiences

Further Resources: 

Ulster University – School of Medicine

Queen’s University – Medicine Course

There are some great books and podcasts that will provide a realistic understanding of life in healthcare and address ethical scenarios.


  • This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay
  • When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi
  • The Prison Doctor – Dr Amanda Brown
  • War Doctor – David Nott
  • Better – Atul Gawande
  • Do No Harm – Henry Marsh


  • Second Opinion
  • The Undifferentiated Medical Student
  • 2 Docs Talk
  • Everyday Emergency
  • RCP Medicine Podcast

It may be beneficial to reach out to doctors or medical student, although work experience placements are not available it may be possible to organise a skype call or talk directly with a doctor and gain an insight into day to day life as a doctor.

If this is not available applicants can also talk to medical students  swotUP has medical students available to answer questions about applying to medical school or provide an insight into life as a medical student.