The Only Free Virtual Work Experience in the UK Run by Dentists!
Dental Mentor as part of the UK’s largest medical family, welcome you to participate in the free virtual work experience open to any student in the UK wishing to pursue a career in dentistry. This work experience programme is completely unique because unlike other virtual work experience programmes, these were recorded LIVE, using high fidelity simulation. The programme is patient centred and will follow patient journey’s over a 4-month period as they go from diagnosis, to treatment and follow up, that is provided by qualified and practicing dentists here in the UK. As a student, you will be able to ask any of the dentists questions about the cases you see. It will be as if you are really there, but from the comfort of your own home and without putting you at risk during the COVID pandemic. Dental Mentor are committed to ensuring that students still have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into healthcare careers and high quality application support, even in these difficult times.
Dental Mentor have created a brand new e-learning programme that has replaced the live virtual work experience sessions. All of these sessions were recorded live, and they are not numbered so you can watch them in any order you want.
We release our sessions on a monthly basis over a 4 month period. You have a month to complete each session before it closes.
You can join at any point, as these sessions are not numbered anymore and are repeated.
Once you have completed all 4 sessions, you will obtain a certificate that will be made available on your student portal.
To sign up for our Dental WEX e-learning, please click the following link: https://wexlibrary.yourmedicfamily.org/courses/
Please note that you must create an account on the WEX Library before you enrol on any courses. This is not the same as your Student Portal.
To register for a work experience portal, please complete the application form below.
Who can Apply?
Any student from any school across the UK, in years’ 10-12 or S3-S5, can apply.
Do I get a Certificate for attending?
Once you have completed all 4 sessions, you will be able to access your certificate via your Student Portal. You cannot watch the same sessions twice, as this will not count. Please do not expect certificates immediately following the final session. You will recieve your certifcate approximately between 2-4weeks following the programme’s completion.
Is there homework?
Unofficially, yes. We have provided you with self directed tasks within your free reflective journal which you can choose to complete in your own time. The homework is not mandatory and this will be outlined by your mentors on the day. The homework is designed for those pro-active students to further their reflective skills to help them when it comes to personal statement writing required for thier UCAS application. You do not submit your homework.
Will the Session be interactive?
The session will have interactive elements. We use an interactivity platform enablng you to take part in polls. quizzes and live Q and A’s to ask the Dental team burning questions you may have and they will answer you in real time! The details to access this platform will be provided ahead of the live event along with the link and reflective journal.
What you should know before you register!
It is essential that when you register you put your up-to-date email address. Please ensure you have entered your details correctly. Not doing so will mean you will not receive important updates and a link to each session! We highly recommend you do not use your school email address. Most have firewalls which cause our emails to bounce or have limited capacity and so our emails can end up in spam. Please check your spam folders before emailing our SAS team.
Professionalism. We have a zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviour during our programmes. Our team work tirelessly alongside full time clinical roles to bring you this fanstatic CV boosting and learning opportunity for free. Unprofessional conduct will result in your removal from the programme with immediate effect. Dental Mentor have no afffiliation with any spin off groups and any correspondence from us will be provided through our official channels, you should avoid sharing personal information with any external groups not affiliated with our organisation. Online safety is of paramount importance to us expecially in the COVID-19 online era.
Students and parents must complete all sections as accurately as possible to have the best chance of being awarded a place on this programme. Please take the time to complete the form carefully. Complete the application once, but if you do make a mistake, you can complete it again. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Only complete the following form if you wish to opt out of the programme. Once this form has been submitted, you will taken off of the programme and will no longer received communication from us regarding it. Thank you.