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“We feel the children have really benefited from the Dr. Me Project, and would welcome the team back for future sessions.”

Riverley Primary School

About Us

Our Values

The Dr. Me Project is an award-winning, innovative health promotion and widening participation programme which aims to encourage children to become more aware of their own health and provide a basic understanding of the management of common childhood illnesses, whilst also inspiring children into healthcare careers.

​The Dr. Me Project is proud to be supported by:

Health Education England (HEE) supports the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England.

The RCGP are the professional membership body for GPs in the UK. Their purpose is to encourage, foster and maintain the highest possible standards in general medical practice.

The Self Care Forum is a charity which aims to further the reach of self care and embed it into everyday life.

Join the team

Medical Students

Medical students can volunteer with their local Medical School Student Society or as part of a university student-selected module.

Students will be trained by a qualified doctor to deliver one hour teaching sessions to a class of primary school children (aged 9-11). 

Doctors

Doctors can volunteer in groups at their local trusts, GP Practices or GP Vocational Training Schemes.

Volunteers will work in groups to deliver one hour teaching sessions to primary school children (aged 9 to 11).

Start a new Dr. Me Project

Medical Student Societies

A Dr. Me Project society can run as part of your medical school student union.

Volunteers will work in groups, overseen by a qualified clinician, to deliver one hour teaching sessions to primary school children (ages 9-10).

The student society resource pack is currently under development, and will include all the training materials, feedback forms, audit tools and school resources you will require to set up a new medical school Dr. Me Society.

Medical School Modules

Medical Schools can readily embed the Dr. Me Project as an academic or student-selected module into their curricula.

The Dr. Me Project academic module involves two detailed training sessions, one self-directed workshop planning session and at least one primary school session.

The academic module resource pack includes all the lesson plans, teaching resources, feedback forms, audit tools and school materials you will require to run the module.

GPVTS/NHS Trust Projects

Doctors can volunteer in groups at their local trusts, GP Practices or GP Vocational Training Schemes.

The GPVTS/NHS Trust resource pack includes all the training materials, feedback forms, audit tools and school resources you will require to volunteer with Dr. Me.

Helping you develop your portfolio

Teaching Skills

All training programmes cover basic teaching skills and education theory. Volunteers can also choose to have formal observed teaching feedback if they wish. All volunteers will receive a certificate of training and participation which can be added to your portfolio.

Leadership Development

You can get involved with leading the Dr. Me Project at any stage of your career – whether that be as a medical student, junior doctor, GP or consultant. Leading a local Dr. Me Project will demonstrate key leadership, teamwork and organisational skills which can be used for CPD and specialty applications.

Research Opportunities

Dr. Me is committed to evidence-based methodology and we are keen to work with volunteers to develop audit and research projects, present at conferences and publish our findings.

Community Engagement

Being involved in Dr. Me means you can give back to your local community. You work with the project means you can directly inspire and empower young children and make lasting impact in their attitude towards healthcare and healthcare careers.

Accolades

Awards

Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) New Leaders in Medical Education Award 2020 (National Award)

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) GP Specialty Trainee & Bill Styles Award 2019 (National Award)

Publications

Teach children to ‘self-treat’. Roberts L, 2021. The Daily Telegraph

Dr. Me project: Teaching children self-care for self-limiting illnesses in primary schools. Fung CY, 2020. Future Healthcare Journal

Oral Presentations

London General Practice Trainee Conference – Winner, Best Oral Presentation, Jul 2018, London, UK 

WONCA (Global Family Medicine) Conference Europe, Aug 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Poster Presentations

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) ConferenceShortlisted Medical Student Prize, Oct 2018, Glasgow, UK

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Conference, May 2017, Birmingham, UK

“I felt very happy because I’ve been having a sore throat for a few weeks and now I know what to do.”

Nishkam School

Why invite Dr. Me to your school?

FREE fun-filled session for primary school children (aged 9 to 11) in line with the Health and Wellbeing curriculum (H1,5,9,10,14).

Teaching from a team of fully trained doctors and medical students.

Opportunity for children to ask questions about Medicine as a career.

“I found this session exciting because I loved learning about how to keep yourself safe.”

“I can use all these skills in the future.”

“Now I want to be a doctor!”

Southwark Cathedral School

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