Re: *MEGATHREAD* - Work Experience and Voluntary Work - READ BEFORE POSTINGWatch
- 1 week at a GP practice.
- 2 weeks at a nursing home.
- 2 weeks at a pharmacy.
- Voluntary work for a local cardiovascular charity in awareness campaigns.
We think that you have to be proactive in getting your work experience and like others have said, there is no such thing as too much work experience. It is all about what you take from the experience to 1) 'Experience' working in the health care environment, 2) Gain skills to enhance your ability to work in that environment, 3) To give you an insight into what you're getting yourself in for!, 4) To highlight what credentials you need to be a doctor.
The key word being 'reflection' - what ever experience you manage to obtain, you need to reflect on that and use this to maximal effect in your personal statement as well as when answering interview questions.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We have a previous Medical School interviewer within our ranks that would be happy to help .
The Meduc8me Team