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    I'm doing gold this year and have to arrange residential trip for around 4-5 nights. Seeing as I'm interested in medicine, are there any courses/ residentials that would kill two birds with one stone? I've heard a lot about Medlink/Medisim but not sure if theyre worth the money, something that would benefit my application would be ideal.
    Thanks in advance


    In general, a lot of residential courses to do with Medicine may have a cost to them. Have you tried just Googling 'residential Medicine course'? We just did and a long list of results came up. Try that (if you haven't already) and see what you can find.

    On the DoE website it says the following:

    "If you’re going for your Gold DofE Award, you need to complete an additional Residential section. You can choose from a range of residential activities – from helping at a National Trust site in the UK to working with children in India.

    You’ll spend five days and four nights taking part in a shared, worthwhile activity with people you’ve never met before. A DofE residential will boost your independence and confidence and is a great way to leave a positive footprint on your life and other people’s.

    Take a look at our list of residential ideas and an outline of what can and cannot count for a residential here".

    If you click on the 'residential ideas' link, there is a list of suggestions under the title 'service to others'. These will probably be of most interest to you if you want to study Medicine & get worthwhile work experience. Take a look at that list, and see what appeals to you. Remember you want to do something that you'll enjoy, so that you have plenty of positive things to talk about when it comes to writing your personal statement, or talking at interview!

    Also, just to make sure that you are aware: if you're interested in studying Medicine, you will probably need more work experience than a 5 day residential. Keep this in mind, and maybe look for more Medicine-related work experience elsewhere as well!

    We hope the above helps,
    The Medic Portal
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