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shaina qureshi asked this 7 months ago Answered

Hospital work experience?

Hello everybody, please can somebody help me gain some hospital work experience near south west as I am finding it very difficult to get some without having any personal contacts within the various departments. I really want to just shadow a doctor in his/her daily routine. I am currently a uni student hoping to apply to GEM.



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lauram answered this 7 months ago

Hi Shaina,

Thank you for your question! 

We’d recommend contacting lots of different local hospitals and different departments – and if you’re struggling, perhaps try contacting hospitals in a nearby town within travelling distance. 

However, don’t worry if you can’t find hospital work experience – there are many other options to get experience, such as in a GP or care home. You can read more about one student’s experience of gaining no hospital work experience here:

You might also find it useful to read our blog on 5 tricks to get the medicine work experience you want here:

And info on what each med school looks for in your work experience here:

Hope this helps! 🙂



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