Work Experience Locations

Work Experience Locations

Medicine is a competitive profession that has the interests of many people so obtaining work experience may seem difficult. However, do not be in despair, there are so many work experience opportunities out there.

When people initially think of work experience for a potential Medical student, they think of a hospital. A hospital is a great place to have your work placement, do not get me wrong, but it is not the only option – sometimes you need to think outside the box.
Other places include but are not limited to:

  • An elderly home
  • A local primary school
  • A Pharmacy
  • A charity shop
  • A Hospice
  • Mental Health Centres
  • Blood Donation Centres
  • GP (General Practice) surgery

Remember, it is not where you have your work experience but what you take away from the experience and how it relates to life as a Medical doctor. Regardless of where your work experience is done, you will come into contact with different people and will see different cases which are unique to that individual; this parallels Clinical Medicine to an extent.
Do not be disheartened if you are rejected, keep on going and you will eventually sort out your work experience. You must start applying for your placements early as occasionally places are limited and go on a first-come-first-served basis.

Good luck!

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