About

At Junior Doctors, we provide Ireland's first and only doctor summer camp...for aspiring doctors or healthcare professionals, provided by real doctors!

 

The idea for Junior Doctors was born when the Directors found out they were expecting their first child. Both Directors, Dr Adam Daly and Dr Emma Pringle, began to wonder whether they would have a boy or a girl, what weight he or she would be and maybe if he or she would be one day follow in their footsteps!

 

Having thought about this more, Dr Daly and Dr Pringle realised making the decision to become a doctor is a difficult one, and a decision which often isn't based on any experience! Dr Daly could not get work experience in a hospital to see if he would even like a career as a healthcare professional. Even when Dr Daly began medical training, he found

"I was delighted to have gotten into medical school. However, I quickly found that for me medicine was a bit tougher than what it was for others. Many knew more senior students or qualified healthcare workers who could guide them. It really is an advantage in the medical field to have somebody point you in the right direction and to mentor you!"

Luckily, Dr Pringle had a relative who was a doctor and who could talk to her about a career in medicine. However, she still says:

"Even though I had a relative in medicine, I still had no real idea of what a doctor's life was like until I was more than midway through college. It was a good thing I liked it after all... many students I know decided a career as a doctor wasn't for them after years of training!"

 

With this in mind, Junior Doctors was formed.

 

The aim of Junior Doctors is to provide a week long experience of what it is like to be an actual doctor or healthcare professional. We aim to give you the real experience and therefore all our mentors are qualified doctors. We also want you to learn the knowledge and skills that doctors and healthcare professionals learn and practice throughout their life. Additionally, Junior Doctors will help steer you in the right direction when it comes to goal-setting, choosing the right subjects for the leaving certificate, preparing for the HPAT and give you the best chance of getting into medicine. After all, who best to guide you than those who did it themselves!

About

At Junior Doctors, we provide Ireland's first and only doctor summer camp...for aspiring doctors or healthcare professionals, provided by real doctors!

The idea for Junior Doctors was born when the Directors found out they were expecting their first child. Both Directors, Dr Adam Daly and Dr Emma Pringle, began to wonder whether they would have a boy or a girl, what weight he or she would be and maybe if he or she would be one day follow in their footsteps!

Having thought about this more, Dr Daly and Dr Pringle realised making the decision to become a doctor is a difficult one, and a decision which often isn't based on any experience! Dr Daly could not get work experience in a hospital to see if he would even like a career as a healthcare professional. Even when Dr Daly began medical training, he found

"I was delighted to have gotten into medical school. However, I quickly found that for me medicine was a bit tougher than what it was for others. Many knew more senior students or qualified healthcare workers who could guide them. It really is an advantage in the medical field to have somebody point you in the right direction and to mentor you!"

Luckily, Dr Pringle had a relative who was a doctor and who could talk to her about a career in medicine. However, she still says:

"Even though I had a relative in medicine, I still had no real idea of what a doctor's life was like until I was more than midway through college. It was a good thing I liked it after all... many students I know decided a career as a doctor wasn't for them after years of training!"

With this in mind, Junior Doctors was formed.

The aim of Junior Doctors is to provide a week long experience of what it is like to be an actual doctor or healthcare professional. We aim to give you the real experience and therefore all our mentors are qualified doctors. We also want you to learn the knowledge and skills that doctors and healthcare professionals learn and practice throughout their life. Additionally, Junior Doctors will help steer you in the right direction when it comes to goal-setting, choosing the right subjects for the leaving certificate, preparing for the HPAT and give you the best chance of getting into medicine. After all, who best to guide you than those who did it themselves!