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    Hi all,

    Im planning on doing work experience for medicine and was just wondering,

    1) does it matter if i do work shadowing or work experience?
    2)how should i format a letter proving i have done the experience
    3)do i even need a letteR?
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    (Original post by kelefi)
    Hi all,

    Im planning on doing work experience for medicine and was just wondering,

    1) does it matter if i do work shadowing or work experience?
    2)how should i format a letter proving i have done the experience
    3)do i even need a letteR?
    Work Experience and Work Shadowing are the same things. Work Experience can come in many forms and shadowing is just one of them.

    In terms of the letter of proof, when I did my work experience placement, they provided me with an evaluation form of my skills which I demonstrated on my placement such as communication skills, initiative, client rapport, dress sense, punctuality.Also have the doctor you shadowed sign the sheet as proof, in your work experience however, they may not provide you with one so you may want to make your own. You may not need this letter, however, some unis I believe do ask for it. So you may want to at least have some form of contact details for the person you shadowed
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    ah ok thanks
    would a simple letter just saying i have done experience be enough?
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    (Original post by kelefi)
    ah ok thanks
    would a simple letter just saying i have done experience be enough?
    It would suffice but you want your name, the consultant's name and the dates of WE on headed paper, if possible.

    It is better if you can somehow get them to write a short paragraph of what your WE entailed and any skills you learnt. Unis are not supposed to formulate decisions based on letters like these but subjectively, it is hard not to be impressed by a candidate who has one stating they had exemplary professionalism etc...
 
 
 
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