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    Hey Guys! So i know that as part of our application for medical school (undergrad) we need to gain some work experience - job shadowing, volunteering etc. Can you guys please tell me some of the things you did to gain this experience (please be specific)??? Thanks a ton
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    Hey, I started with volunteering at a hospital for a month when I was having my term break, to observe what a hospital environment is like and all.. Then I contacted friends of my parents who are specialists, talked to them about how I'd like to shadow them(Ob-Gyn & paediatrician). They allowed me to shadow them for about two weeks, observing them as they treat their patients. Rmb to have a notebook with you to write down notes as well! There was tons of terms I didn't understand and later on I went back home and did some research or you could just ask the doctor/their nurse (if they don't seem annoyed by you =P)
    Hope this helps!


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    (Original post by Racx6)
    Hey, I started with volunteering at a hospital for a month when I was having my term break, to observe what a hospital environment is like and all.. Then I contacted friends of my parents who are specialists, talked to them about how I'd like to shadow them(Ob-Gyn & paediatrician). They allowed me to shadow them for about two weeks, observing them as they treat their patients. Rmb to have a notebook with you to write down notes as well! There was tons of terms I didn't understand and later on I went back home and did some research or you could just ask the doctor/their nurse (if they don't seem annoyed by you =P)
    Hope this helps!


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    Thanks a ton, I really appreciate your help also, when you say hospital volunteering, can you just describe what you do?? Like do you get to work with the patients or do you have to do administrative stuff or??
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    I did a day shadowing a GP, a day shadowing a breast surgeon, a day shadowing a consultant on an clinical decisions unit, and a day shadowing a dentist, all follow a similar pattern: stand quietly in the corner while the patient is in and then interrogate the doctor afterwards about what's happening and why.
    I also went to Lourdes, France for a week with disabled children and their families, as well as helping them get out and about around the town, there was also a lot of singing, dancing, dressing up and watching movies to help entertain them and making them feel really valued and it was a religious holiday/pilgrimage so we went to mass and prayed with them
    I volunteer in a hospital, been doing that since summer and it's on-going: I go and chat to the patients, make sure they're not lonely, go down to the shop with them, help them eat if they need a bit of a hand (it's rare that I get asked to actually feed someone), it's amazing how much you can do for them by just chatting to them and being there for them.
    Also got non medical stuff: volunteering at college as a classroom assistant, student leadership, extra curricular ballet and clarinet (gives you other useful experiences of leadership, teamwork, communication etc that you don't get in medical settings atm but will need as a doctor)
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    Look here for ideas: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...ork_Experience

    People genuinely need to start learning how to search.
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    Nuffield Bursary or some Hospitals like leister, so says our Biology teacher, offer work experience such as in the microbiology labs
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    (Original post by Kyalimers)
    Look here for ideas: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...ork_Experience

    People genuinely need to start learning how to search.
    This. These threads should be deleted.
 
 
 
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