The Virtual Healthcare Society
The Only Free Virtual Healthcare Society Focussing on Allied Healthcare Careers for Applying Students
The Virtual Healthcare Society is a free programme that runs alongside our virtual work experience to provide additional teaching for students. It gives our students a chance to speak directly with our Healthcare Professional Mentors. The meetings take place on the zoom webinars platform with a trained safeguarding team so that the meetings are conducted as safely as possible. We will meet every Wednesday evening from 7pm-8pm and the zoom webinar link will only be emailed to students who have registered using the application form below.
Run by Real Allied Healthcare Professionals
Mentoring & Learning
The benefits of joining are far reaching. For example, being a member of this amazing student-network has enabled friendships to form, ideas to flow and aspiriation and confidence to grow. This is all a result of being linked to like-minded students who are in a similar position and with the support of our experienced and encouraging mentors.
It provides students with an ongoing level of support and a safe environment to ask questions, share useful recourses as they journey through the application processes for allied healthcare careers. In addition, we ensure that students are well informed of the latest opportunities to debate, lead, present, work on projects and volunteer. Students will be guided through a series of teaching sessions that cover several aspects and themes from the incredible live work experience days.
28th April Meeting Agenda: Communication
The learning outcomes for students in the upcoming meeting will include:
1. Importance of effective communication
2. Different communication issues – learning difficulties, language barriers, mental health crisis
3. Different tools/techniques available to overcome issues
on issues –
Students will then be invited to join break out rooms for paramedicine, midwifery, speech and language therapy, radiography and occupational therapy. I these breakout rooms, you will have the chance to go through new ethical case studies and debate how capacity and consent is applied to specific healthcare settings and careers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Chief Mentors will be running the society, putting together the weekly timetables and providing all of the teaching. They are all DBS checked and work with a range of patients as part of their day-to-day work as healthcare professionals. Occasionally, we may invite guest speakers to deliver some interesting talks for our students, but they too will be healthcare professionals and a trained safeguarding team will be on hand to ensure that students are as safe as possible during the meetings.
Any student from any school across the UK, in years’ 10-12 or S3-S5, can apply. This is a completely free programme and it gives students a chance to reflect on the work experience sessions with their chief mentors and focus in more on the professions that they are interested in.
Medic Mentor & Allied Healthcare Mentor take safeguarding very seriously and all of our Mentors (qualified doctors, vets and dentists) and Scholars (medical, dental and veterinary university students) hold enhanced DBS checks and follow our safeguarding procedures. You can find details of this at the following link: Safeguarding Policy and Procedures