Work Experience

Female doctor speaks to patient

5 Things to Know Before Applying for 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 work experience. Hopefully, this knowledge will…

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? This blog will give you some pointers on getting the most out of any charity work you may have undertaken. When I sat down to start writing my personal statement, I made a mind map and thought about all…

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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,…

3 Tips for Finding Medical Work Experience

3 Tips on Finding Medical Work Experience

18th February 2019

Medical work experience is a vital part of your application to medical school. But, with so many applying for Medicine year-on-year, it can feel impossible to get work experience that will help you stand out. To help you out with the process, here are three tips on finding medical work experience. Sitting the UCAT this…

Work Experience Student

Step By Step Guide to Finding GP Work Experience

24th January 2019

Finding your first work experience placement as a prospective medical student is often a challenge, but there are steps that can be taken to make this space less difficult to navigate. Differentiating yourself from other eager students and demonstrating your enthusiasm and potential can often make you stand out to healthcare professionals and make finding…

Voluntary Work to Medicine

How to Apply Voluntary Work to Medicine

21st January 2019

The issue with voluntary work is that it can mean absolutely anything. Whether it’s working at an elderly care home, taking the tea trolley around your local hospital or teaching children to read, volunteering is a brilliant experience that can teach you a lot – but can be really difficult to talk about in terms…

Personal Statement Work Experience

Personal Statement: 5 Tips on Writing About Work Experience

27th August 2018

Work experience is an essential component of your personal statement for medical school.  Whether you worked every Saturday at your local nursing home or spent two weeks in an operating theatre, you’d be surprised how much you’ve actually learnt – and how relevant it is to medical school, and how poorly communicated it is by…


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