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    (Original post by brokenangel)
    30 Gp letters – 1 reply which has now said no

    I so far have for grad entry
    - 2weeks hospital year 12
    -2weeks GP year 12

    Some voluntary work at UHND in year 12 and a year at integrated youth club. Help grad entry seems to wanted long term work experience and im so far getting no where.
    Have you thought about going back to doing some more long term voluntary work? It doesn't have to be flash if you get something out of it.
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    (Original post by jonnyofengland)
    Have you thought about going back to doing some more long term voluntary work? It doesn't have to be flash if you get something out of it.
    Unfortuanlly my school organised that im struggerling tofind out who to contact at my local hospital.
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    (Original post by brokenangel)
    Unfortuanlly my school organised that im struggerling tofind out who to contact at my local hospital.
    You could try ringing the switchboard and asking to speak to HR, then asking for a volunteer co-ordinator.

    Failing that, it doesn't have to be in a hospital. There's plenty of different ways to get involved in volunteer work, from things like St. John's Ambulance to helping kids with learning difficulties. Try a bit of lateral thinking and ring around a wider range of places.
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    Thats how I got my experience Jonny, I just called the Hospital and asked for the person who organises work experience and voluteer placements.
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    (Original post by Degausser)
    Thats how I got my experience Jonny, I just called the Hospital and asked for the person who organises work experience and voluteer placements.
    The most obvious advice ever :p:

    Yet somehow the question is repeatedly asked....
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    (Original post by Alex L)
    The most obvious advice ever :p:

    Yet somehow the question is repeatedly asked....
    Exactly :p:

    They all seem to think the only way to get experience is either through your school, or through a special scheme being offered.
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    (Original post by Degausser)
    Exactly :p:

    They all seem to think the only way to get experience is either through your school, or through a special scheme being offered.
    A scheme for specials? Well, not very PC but I'll go with that :p:
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    (Original post by Alex L)
    A scheme for specials? Well, not very PC but I'll go with that :p:

    Its all about widening access these days :yep:






    :p:
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    (Original post by Alex L)
    The most obvious advice ever :p:
    I was only trying to help.... :sad:
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    (Original post by jonnyofengland)
    I was only trying to help.... :sad:
    I know, just made me chuckle that sadly there was a need for it :p:
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    Any northerners try http://www.pphcare.co.uk/ for HCA jobs they arent after experiance and are really helpfull, rang this morning and have an interview on friday
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    Hey, I was just wandering for anyone that did work experience in a GP surgery:

    Did you actually go in with a doctor and sit with them whilst they were with patients/shadow any doctors?

    I currently have work experience in a GP surgery but I'm not allowed to go into the consulting rooms with the doctors. I mostly check patients in, do perscriptions, check medical records etc (which is quite interesting). I also talk to the doctors quite a bit, they're all really nice.
    But I wanted some shadowing work- does anyone know if I'm actually allowed to do this?
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    (Original post by bob9001)
    Hey, I was just wandering for anyone that did work experience in a GP surgery:

    Did you actually go in with a doctor and sit with them whilst they were with patients/shadow any doctors?

    I currently have work experience in a GP surgery but I'm not allowed to go into the consulting rooms with the doctors. I mostly check patients in, do perscriptions, check medical records etc (which is quite interesting). I also talk to the doctors quite a bit, they're all really nice.
    But I wanted some shadowing work- does anyone know if I'm actually allowed to do this?
    Hey I spent a week shadowing the practice nurse and a week siting in on consultations, may be try ringing around some other practices and see if they will allow you to sit in consultations,

    You could also try looking for some hospital work experiance as they seemed alot more willing to let me shadown the doctors than the GP.

    This is from when i applied last year mind.
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    (Original post by Toiletpaper8)
    Why are you doing a Nuffield (Science) Bursary if you're going to go into medicine?

    I'm not saying it's not a good thing to do - but I'd take the work experience instead :p:
    My Nuffield Bursary will be with a doctor who does a lot of research and is more into the academic side of medicine, so it is kind of related to what I want to do! I think it'll be a good opportunity to see another side of medicine :yes:
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    hey guys,

    I recently applied for domestic work at a care home <--- does this still count as work experiance?

    also i was wondering can u shadow a dentist etc?
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    (Original post by chuck111)
    hey guys,

    I recently applied for domestic work at a care home <--- does this still count as work experiance?

    also i was wondering can u shadow a dentist etc?

    Care home thing is good.

    About the dentist. You could do it for a week and say "it wasn't for me" kind of thing. But it's risky. As long as you do get some medical work experience you can, but I wouldn't if you weren't able to get any with a doctor.
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    I've applied to several volunteering places through www.do-it.org.uk. Also, my friend advised me Selly Oak hospital in Birmingham!She says they let you in the operating theatre, which sounds incredible!
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    (Original post by AutVinceriAutMori)
    I've applied to several volunteering places through www.do-it.org.uk. Also, my friend advised me Selly Oak hospital in Birmingham!She says they let you in the operating theatre, which sounds incredible!
    Id check on this as i was always told you had to be 18 to be allowed into operating theatre even if the consultant was willing to take you at a younger age
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    (Original post by brokenangel)
    Id check on this as i was always told you had to be 18 to be allowed into operating theatre even if the consultant was willing to take you at a younger age
    I am past 18!!! But it does sound a bit unbelievable.Heartlands said they wouldnt even let us to shadow doctors, its strictly meeting& greeting or help feeding, not that I mind
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    Hmmm, not sure about that, may be regional policy I guess, as I was allowed in when I was 16

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