Young Person’s Medical Conference

The Young Person's Medical Conference is the only medical conference in the UK aimed entirely at students aiming to apply to Medical School. Designed to emulate the global conferences doctors and medical staff attend worldwide every year, the Young Person’s Medical Conference offers students a taste of the ever-evolving world of Medicine, the new advances in technology and care changing the way we treat patients today, as well as expert guidance on how to begin on your own path to becoming a medical professional.

Students are immersed in the world of Medicine from the minute they walk through the doors of the conference, which is held in London’s famed medical district. Talks from leading medical practitioners are complemented by hands-on medical exercises such as learning to stitch a wound, and workshops from medical admissions tutors and consultants on how to make a successful application to medical school.

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Key Information

Date: June 24, 2018

Location: New Academic Building, London School of Economics, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ

Ticket Price: £50 per student + online booking fee

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Conference Highlights: What To Expect

Experience incredible immersive medical workshops - scrub up and get in character!

Be a part of medical application workshops, on personal statement drafting, work experience and more

Hear from eminent speakers about the latest evolutions in global medical technologies

Meet representatives from top medical schools & medical work experience providers

Attend workshops to help with your UKCAT, BMAT, personal statements and interview preparation

Ask questions you may have about your Medical application on the Q&A panel

How The Young Person’s Medical Conference Can Forward Your Application

"The life so short, the craft so long to learn."


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Students pursuing a career in Medicine are choosing to embark on a lifelong journey of learning. Doctors attend hundreds of global conferences every year, with the General Medical Council (GMC) offering specific guidelines on responsible personal learning to medical doctors in the UK.

At Dukes Medical Applications, we believe that prospective medical students can benefit from these learning environments, just as a fully qualified medical doctor can. Choosing Medicine is, in most cases, choosing a whole lifestyle – a vocation. At the Young Person’s Medical Conference, you will have the opportunity to hear from qualified doctors in different specialties about their own reflections on the medical profession, its challenges, and how to become a doctor.


If you are interested in attending, our advice is to book a place with us early, as slots inevitably run out during the year.


Admits one student
£ 50
  • Student Full Access

Meet the speakers

The panel Q&A is an excellent opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your Medical applications.

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John Wilson, BA(Hons) Oxon, PGCE Cantab

John is an Oxford graduate with honours in Biological Sciences and has a PGCE from Cambridge. John is a lay member of the university admissions panel for medical school undergraduate entry at UCL and has also performed this role at Imperial College and Queen Mary University. John has spent a significant proportion of his career as an adviser to students in the UK and throughout the world on making the best possible university choice and the strongest possible application.

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Nicola Smith, MD, FRCS(Paed), MB BChir, MA Cantab

Nicola is a Cambridge graduate with 18 years of clinical experience. Nicola has extensive experience in guiding and teaching students throughout their academic lives which she has gained through her many supervisory roles. As well as being an admissions tutor for Cambridge, Nicola has worked closely with various students, providing support for the Clinical Medical students at Churchill College, as well as delivering teaching sessions in medical ethics to the third year students prior to their clinical training. She has written medical papers, blogs and presentations for clinicians and commercial clients, and will be able to pass on her applied knowledge to those students taking part in the conference.


Dr Imafidon (Don) Oboh, BA Oxon, MBBS

Don graduated from Oxford in Medical Sciences, completing his studies at Imperial College, London where he undertook the clinical years of his degree. In 2017, he began his Foundation Year 1 at Watford General Hospital. He has mentored with Dukes Education for the past two years. Don has worked on dozens of events to support students to achieve their goal of studying Medicine and becoming a doctor. He is currently exploring a range of specialisms, but is particularly interested in Psychiatry.

Dr Erin Filmore - Young Person's Medical Conference

Dr Erin Fillmore, MPH, PhD, Head of Anatomy at Buckingham Medical School

Erin P. Fillmore is the current Head of Anatomy and Senior Lecturer at teh University of Buckingham Medical School. She has taught extensively in teh fields of Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, and Histology to stuents int he medical, dental, graduate, and undergraduate fields. in addition to teaching, Erin conducts educational based research including examining the anatomical competency of newly qualified doctors.


Francis White, NHS Innovation Fellow and AliveCor Representative

A passionate advocate for health engagement, Francis brings a fresh perspective to the sector and is a published thought-leader on the exciting frontier of Digitial Health. With a 25+ year career in leading medical device companies that serve many clinical areas, Francis is now helping create a new category of Wearable MedTech with the Kardia™ brand from AliveCor.

Conference Programme

The Young Person’s Medical Conference runs from 9.30 until 15.30 on 24th June

Opening talks from a Medical Student, a Junior Doctor and a Senior Consultant

You will meet medical professionals who will give you insights into studying and practising medicine. You will hear previous experiences, including what universities are looking for.


Practical Workshops

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Work Experience

This session focuses on the importance of work experience, volunteering and picking the right university when applying to a medical course.



Medical Interviews

Students will see a real interview in action and analyse communication, structure and content of answers.

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BMAT and UKCAT Admissions Tests

This session will look exclusively at the BMAT and UKCAT, giving students the opportunity to work through mock papers with our medical test experts.


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Personal Statement Writing

Students will look at what to include in a personal statement and what makes a personal statement effective.

Medical School Exhibitors

There will be a selection of exhibitors, including leading medical universities and work experience companies, who will be there for students to talk to and find out more about studying medicine and building their CV.


Drop Ins

There will be a parent and teacher drop-in station open from 11.00 until 12.00 and 13.30 until 14.30 where parents, teachers and advisers have the chance to talk to our specialised consultants about how to best support students through their journey.

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Medical Workshops - An Immersive Experience

From discussing clinical cases and ethics to learning how to complete a surgical stitch, this session will intensify your passion to become a doctor.

Mock GMC Hearing - Medical Ethics Workshop - Young Person's Medical Conference

The Tribunal

In The Tribunal, you will file into a mock General Medical Council hearing. Holding the fate of a doctor’s career in your hands, you will interrogate and debate which decisions should have been made in a controversial case.


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The GP Surgery

At The GP Surgery, armed with medical research tools and diagnostic equipment, it is your job to analyse patient complaints based on real clinical cases, and try to diagnose the cause of their suffering.


The Operating Theatre

Join us in The Operating Theatre, where you will roll up your sleeves, don a surgical gown and pair of plastic gloves, and learn to stitch up a wound under pressure.


The Ward Round Medical Workshop---Young Person's Medical Conference

The Ward Round

On The Ward Round, our consultants will test you on your bedside manner with difficult patients. Can you pick up the clues you need to in order to provide the best level of personal care?

Panel Q&A

The panel Q&A is an excellent opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your Medical applications. Panellists include John Wilson, lay member of the university admissions panel for medical school undergraduate entry at UCL and who has also performed this role at Imperial College and Queen Mary University, and Dr Emma Brierley, a Cambridge Medicine graduate who specialises in palliative care and strives to help students to pursue their passion and become doctors.

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New Academic Building
London School of Economics
54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields


The closest stations are Holborn for the Central and Piccadilly Lines, and Temple for the Circle and District Lines. 

Southeastern trains operate through Blackfriars, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to Holborn. Thameslink services also operate in the nearby City Thameslink and Farringdon Stations. 

There is limited parking space – we recommend arriving by tube, train, taxi or bus where possible.