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When you’re studying for a profession that demands you give your all, you need the support, security and strength that comes from togetherness.

Be part of something that reflects your ambitions and dreams, something that will be by your side from the first lecture, to your first day on the ward. And every day after that.

Join the society that supports, protects and champions you, your studies and the vital work you will do.

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Protection… What is it and why do I need it?

You might not have even thought about it, but as a budding doctor, it’s better to be prepared for what your future holds. That’s where we come in.

Professional protection can help you with any medicolegal issues that may arise from your time as a student and throughout your whole career.

When you join Medical Protection, you receive support throughout your studies and beyond, so you can be the best possible life-changing doctor you can be. Joining means you’ll be part of a member-owned, not-for-profit organisation who have been around for over 125 years, made up of and supported by fellow doctors. You’ll be joining a network of almost 300,000 medical professionals around the world.

Should you need help or support, we’re on-hand to guide you and provide tools to help you develop your skills throughout your career too.

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What’s in it for me?

Well firstly, it’s completely FREE throughout your studies. Being a student member gets you access to a whole range of benefits to support you and your studies. Here’s a snapshot:

Books

Up to 25% off a wide range of medical textbooks including Oxford University Press and Wisepress

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24/7 support line. If you’ve got a query or need some advice you can call our medicolegal advice line

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Studying can be stressful – we have a completely confidential counselling service ready to support you

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Help responding to and resolving patient complaints (if you ever need it)

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Advice on ethical issues and whistleblowing when on placements

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Access to a dedicated expert legal team. Including clinical negligence solicitors, medicolegal consultants and claims managers

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Guidance on patient safety and consent

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The right to request indemnity for Good Samaritan acts or clinical negligence

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Pretty helpful right? Get prepped and protected – sign up now

Don't just take our word for it...

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"On placement I was involved in a patient incident, it wasn’t my fault, but I didn’t know what to do or how these things worked. I called Medical Protection and they immediately took the weight off my shoulders, explaining what happens next and the right steps to take. It was extremely helpful, and they gave me sound advice. Mistakes happen, we’re only human, but knowing I can pick up the phone and speak to an expert is a lifesaver."

We’ve made it our life’s work to protect the protectors of tomorrow. You are the future of medicine. 

  
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