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Personal Statement: 5 Tips on Writing About Work Experience

26th August 2020

  Work experience is an essential component of your personal statement for medical school.  Whether you worked every Saturday at your local nursing home, spent two weeks in an operating theatre or did some online work experience (like BSMS’ virtual work experience) you’d be surprised how much you’ve actually learnt – and how relevant it…

Work Experience Medical Schools Want For 2021 Entry

4th June 2020

  Medical schools understand that due to COVID-19, aspiring medics have had limited opportunity to undertake work experience placements. As a result, work experience requirements for 2021 entry have changed. Check out the table below to learn more about what each medical school wants in terms of work experience.   Other articles you may like:…

Voluntary Work to Medicine

Applying COVID-19 Voluntary Work to Medicine

26th March 2020

  With COVID-19 putting a halt to many students’ planned work experience, you may be wondering, what next? The answer: volunteering! Whether it’s volunteering to distribute medications for local pharmacies or ringing to check on isolated people, there are plenty of ways to get involved and demonstrate some very key skills needed for medicine.  If…

Discussing Work Experience In Interviews

13th January 2020

Work experience is really important for giving you an insight into what working in the field of medicine involves. This is a vital part of preparing for medical school and showing that you are committed to one day working as a doctor. Therefore, it is quite likely and very reasonable that you could be asked…

Female doctor speaks to patient

5 Tips for Applying for Medical Work Experience

13th June 2019

If you are interested in applying for Medicine, then you probably already know that work experience is a key requirement for most medical schools. You might have also heard how difficult medical work experience can be to obtain. Here is the advice you need to know before applying for medical work experience. Hopefully, this knowledge…

Apply Charity Work to Medicine

How to Apply Charity Work to Medicine

20th May 2019

  Are you worried about not having any clinical work experience in your application to medical school due to COVID-19? This blog will give you some pointers on getting the most out of any charity work you may have already undertaken. When I sat down to start writing my personal statement, I made a mind…

Nightline volunteering

4 Ways to Use Volunteering in Your Application

18th April 2019

A lot of medical students choose to volunteer because of the benefits that it affords their CV, but that’s not the be-all and end-all of the opportunities it gives you. When you’re focused on medical school, getting time to do things you enjoy can be scarce, and doing things that aren’t necessarily useful for your…

Cover Letter for Medicine Work Experience

How to Write a Cover Letter for Medicine Work Experience

9th April 2019

It can be quite daunting trying to get medical work experience. There will always be people who have a doctor in the family who can let them tag along at a moment’s notice, but in reality most people don’t have that option. Luckily, this doesn’t mean you can’t get work experience, it just means you…

How to Make the Most of Limited Work Experience

How to Make the Most of Limited Work Experience

3rd April 2019

Struggling to find hospital work experience, or not sure how to use your extracurricular activities in your application? Don’t worry – many aspiring medics struggle with knowing how to use their work experience. Med schools know that gaining a lot of clinical experience is hard, so are looking for how you can demonstrate your skills…

Questions to Ask on Medical Work Experience

5 Questions to Ask on Medical Work Experience

26th March 2019

Medical work experience can be a particularly daunting time for students. You’re in a bustling hospital, seeing things more inspiring and more upsetting than you could ever have imagined, surrounded by medical professionals who do it every day. You may feel completely out of your depth, a fish out of water – but don’t worry,…


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