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Make sure you’re all set for medical school and you could win your first year’s tuition fees

We want to help you get a flying start with medical school and ensure you’ve got all the essentials. You’ll need a laptop, textbooks and many other things when you start university, but it’s equally important to make sure you have the best professional protection in place.

With tuition fees in the UK now amongst the highest in the world, we want to help where we can.

Not only is our student membership completely free, but one lucky, new Medical Protection student member will win their first year’s university tuition fees – that’s up to £9,250 – a great way to ease the financial burden after graduation.

To give yourself the best start in your medical career and be in with a chance of winning – join Medical Protection today.

Read the full prize draw terms and conditions here.

Win £9,250

What is professional protection and why do I need it?

Medical indemnity probably doesn’t feel relevant to you right now. Your university will have advised you to join a medical defence organisation, but you’re still a few years away from really worrying about claims and complaints from patients.

BUT - When you join Medical Protection, you will receive support during your training years and beyond to be the best doctor you can be. You are part of a member-owned, not-for-profit organisation made up of fellow doctors who can be there if something goes wrong, and help you develop your skills throughout your career too.

We’re the only UK defence organisation with members all over the world. And that kind of expertise matters – especially if you’re thinking about going abroad in the future.

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Benefits of Student Membership

Joining Medical Protection is completely free while you’re studying and being a student member means you have access to a whole range of benefits that support you and your studies.

Our helpline regularly receives calls from student asking for support. If you’ve got a query or need some advice you can contact our experienced medicolegal advice line.

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

Advice on ethical issues and whistleblowing when on placement and shadowing clinicians

Guidance on patient safety and consent

Access to our confidential counselling service to support you through a stressful case or claim.

A medicolegal advice line including out of hours emergency support 24/7.

The right to request indemnity for clinical negligence claims (not covered by NHS indemnity) and Good Samaritan acts worldwide.

Help responding to and resolving patient complaints.

Access to a dedicated expert legal team which may include clinical negligence solicitors, medicolegal consultants and professional claims managers.

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"An F1 friend of mine was involved in a patient incident where a patient unfortunately died. It wasn’t his fault but he didn’t remember the details he’d written in the notes. He was called to a hearing at his hospital and my advice to him was to call Medical Protection as they often deal with situations like this and would be able to offer advice.

“Mistakes happen… we’re only human and whether it’s your mistake, someone else's or a system error, you’re able to pick up the phone and talk to an expert.

“He was given sound advice on who to take to his hearing, what to say, what his next steps would be and when to take them. Medical Protection were extremely helpful and the advice took a weight off his shoulders and really helped him through the whole situation."

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