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Assisting future medical professionals toward a fulfilling career in medicine, The Apprentice offers two sets of solutions, The Apprentice Doctor® (range of medical kits) and The Future Doctors Academy (range of medical/surgical skills courses). The first product produced and marketed by the company was the Future Doctors Course and associated medical kit. This product focuses on Grade 10-12 high school students interested in becoming a doctor or any medical professional. It was soon realized that the high school students using the Future Doctors Kit also wanted to be formally mentored in clinical skills. Aligned with this need, the company started medical camps/programs in a number of international locations including the US, as well as South Africa and Australia.
With an aim to provide hands-on experience to medical students, the Future Doctors Course and Kit focuses on teaching various medical clinical skills— used by the spectrum of medical professions on a daily basis—and vitals (BP, heart rate, body temperature, and respiration), and also covers the 11 systems of the human body.
The Apprentice’s genesis centers on the belief that surgical skills should first be mastered up to a measurable level of proficiency, augmenting real-life skills with simulation learning
The Apprentice offers several other courses such as the Behavioral Sciences Course that focuses on teaching people’s skills and the Orthopedic Course and Fracture Reduction Kit that works as the perfect tool for affordable simulation training with a number of fracture patterns such as linear, segmental, and comminuted fractures. The newest addition to the Apprentice Doctor® Simulation kits is the Aseptic Technique Course and Scrub for Surgery Kit. The course teaches the basics of sterility and aseptic technique in a simulation environment, helping students acquire essential skills such as preparing hands aseptically with alcohol hand-rub and soap and water, how to scrub for surgery, and more. Considering a three-hour knot tying and suturing skills workshop is not enough to master skills, the firm’s Suture Kits allow students to go home and practice.
What makes The Apprentice second to none is the concept of skills training multimedia courses and accompanying medical kits, which are used to learn and acquire various skills. As an accredited member of the IADL (International Association of Distance Learning), The Apprentice Corporation provides an IADL backed certificate on the successful completion of relevant assessment module. The company is currently developing a cardiovascular module, an advanced suturing course, and other related courses in medical ethics as well as identification in a medical setting.