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Melissa Agbonlahor asked this 9 months ago Answered

Volunteering as a patient experience?

Good day, Sir/Madam. I am a college student interested in studying medicine. In order to gain some experience, I applied to a hospital to volunteer as a patient experience surveyor. The role involves me having to visit different wards to ask patients questions aimed at improving healthcare services delivered to them.

Thus, I was wondering if volunteering as a patient experience surveyor would be considered as a useful form of experience even if it doesn’t involve direct patient care.

Thank you very much.


1 Answer

Best Answer lauram answered this 9 months ago

Hi Melissa! 

Thank you for your question. 

The most important thing about medical work experience is how you transfer your experiences and skills to medicine – so have a think about the skills you could apply. For example, communication skills or empathy while speaking to the patients and understanding their situations. 

You can have a look at some of our recent blogs on how to apply skills to medicine:

Hope this helps! 🙂



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