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    Hi,ppl.
    I am currently year 10 student. however in the future in the end of year 11, I am planning to do some work experience related to medicine, as I would like to study medicine in the future.
    I am wondering if there is any possibility to find work experience at any London hospital, if there is I would be very grateful if u give me some hints how to do it.

    Thank you!
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    (Original post by IZZY!)
    Hi,ppl.
    I am currently year 10 student. however in the future in the end of year 11, I am planning to do some work experience related to medicine, as I would like to study medicine in the future.
    I am wondering if there is any possibility to find work experience at any London hospital, if there is I would be very grateful if u give me some hints how to do it.

    Thank you!

    Write a formal letter, expressing you would like to help there for some experience.
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    Dont mean to dishearten you but i am in year 11 and tried so hard for work experience and you just can't get it until you are 17 because of patient confidentiality rules. You could always try getting a job at a doctors surgery or a chemist as it does give a small insight into the field of medicine even if it isnt totally related!

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    Instead of work experience you could try work shadowing instead

    (Original post by IZZY!)
    Hi,ppl.
    I am currently year 10 student. however in the future in the end of year 11, I am planning to do some work experience related to medicine, as I would like to study medicine in the future.
    I am wondering if there is any possibility to find work experience at any London hospital, if there is I would be very grateful if u give me some hints how to do it.

    Thank you!
    Just phone up hospitals (find the numbers on their websites) and ask to be put through to the person who deals with work experience so you can ask them how to apply. You'll probably have to write a cv sort of thing. Make sure you try and get a name, plus a specific address (i.e. not just the address of the hospital). It might be a bit early to apply now, but it won't do any harm to phone them up so you can write a cv/letter over the summer to send off at the beginning of year 11.

    In London, Guy's hospital would be a good place to do it, because it's a big, modern hospital and very conveniently located (near London Bridge station).
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    my sis and best friend both wanted that...found it really difficult to get it, only managed coz of friends in the profession! keep writing letters, do your parents have any friends who are doctors, that could help
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    (Original post by IZZY!)
    Hi,ppl.
    I am currently year 10 student. however in the future in the end of year 11, I am planning to do some work experience related to medicine, as I would like to study medicine in the future.
    I am wondering if there is any possibility to find work experience at any London hospital, if there is I would be very grateful if u give me some hints how to do it.

    Thank you!
    i got the perfect one for you, write a letter to the Whittington hospital (Archway) and tell them about it, cos every year they do a program at around 2nd.3rd week of july they run a program specifically for work experience, where you can go to theatre, A&E (Best bit), X-Ray (a bit boring), Ultrasound and a couple of other things and it certainly beats going to a specialised clinic (where as a school student) it would be difficult to understand some of the stuff, its not broad enough and it could get repetitive after a couple of days. They should still have places left as people do still drop out, and you are not forced to stick to one department or even stay till 4, so all in all its pretty good
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    (Original post by IZZY!)
    Hi,ppl.
    I am currently year 10 student. however in the future in the end of year 11, I am planning to do some work experience related to medicine, as I would like to study medicine in the future.
    I am wondering if there is any possibility to find work experience at any London hospital, if there is I would be very grateful if u give me some hints how to do it.

    Thank you!
    Chill out.. You are planning way too early. You can do da work experience while you are in college. PHEW!!! DO you not have other stuff like GCSE's to worry about at da moment?
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    (Original post by KerChing)
    i got the perfect one for you, write a letter to the Whittington hospital (Archway) and tell them about it, cos every year they do a program at around 2nd.3rd week of july they run a program specifically for work experience, where you can go to theatre, A&E (Best bit), X-Ray (a bit boring), Ultrasound and a couple of other things and it certainly beats going to a specialised clinic (where as a school student) it would be difficult to understand some of the stuff, its not broad enough and it could get repetitive after a couple of days. They should still have places left as people do still drop out, and you are not forced to stick to one department or even stay till 4, so all in all its pretty good
    That sounds really interesting, I'm going to give it a try and see if they have any places left for this July. Have you been to one of these weeks?
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    ur v. lucky tht ur planning in advance, i based my hope of getting a placement with a cardiothoraric surgeon but his daughter took it damn her and now i have to work catching mice for a wildlife charity................not to mention small fact - um phobia of rodents??!! Wehave to 2 do ours week after next..........
    i just think its smart of u planing in advance
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    finally, i got a place for a work experience as a dentistry trainee through my skool. However i m not that interested in trainee, anyways i will know it more better. Tnx for ur advises, maybe next year i ll try to apply to some hospitals.
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    (Original post by IZZY!)
    finally, i got a place for a work experience as a dentistry trainee through my skool. However i m not that interested in trainee, anyways i will know it more better. Tnx for ur advises, maybe next year i ll try to apply to some hospitals.
    Medicine is insanely competitive, so it's probably a good thing that you're looking ahead. Universities get huge numbers of applicants, and after grades they are going to look at work experience. If you can, try and get some work experience abroad, for example in Europe.
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    (Original post by IZZY!)
    Hi,ppl.
    I am currently year 10 student. however in the future in the end of year 11, I am planning to do some work experience related to medicine, as I would like to study medicine in the future.
    I am wondering if there is any possibility to find work experience at any London hospital, if there is I would be very grateful if u give me some hints how to do it.

    Thank you!
    I did mine at the Royal Free in London. There is a doctor there called dr Mehta, he is the head of the Haemotology department. If you write to him, he is very helpful and eger to help people who want to do medicine.
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    I forgot about this thread lol. I got a place for work experience in september 2004 in some dental surgery, which is not far from me. But anyways I m planning to apply to the big hospital for work experience, cuz it would be more helpful during applying to the university. Wen do u fink should i start calling hospitals? Should I start it now of after i complete the excisting work experience which as i have mentioned above in september 2004?
    Thanks for all of ur previous advises.
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    This thread is in the wrong forum, please move it.

    Though if you want work experience don't go for the "student" work experieces specifically designed for prospective med students... they are worthless in your PS... go for some real hospital voluntary work, such as talking to patients and running errands for them or working with children with learning disabilities....
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    what about volunteering in hospices in the meantime? until u turn 17 that is?
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    its not only medicine related work experience that admission tutors look for, any sort of voluntary charity work is also highly looked upon, so get down to ur local oxfam and help out on a saturday or something, that will be a really good thing to write down on ur personal statement
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    (Original post by IZZY!)
    Hi,ppl.
    I am currently year 10 student. however in the future in the end of year 11, I am planning to do some work experience related to medicine, as I would like to study medicine in the future.
    I am wondering if there is any possibility to find work experience at any London hospital, if there is I would be very grateful if u give me some hints how to do it.

    Thank you!
    write a letter to The Whittington Hospital, which is near archway somewhere in N.London... they offer work experience programs at the beginning of the summer holidays and gives you a quick one week taster of what its like in most of the major departments.

    as for patient confidentiality, you should be ok, just as long as you sign the original consent forms and most people from our school got work experience there easily after they finished GCSEs..

    however i would probably reccomend doing this at the end of year 12, when you are writing the personal statement as you will remember more from the experience.. and also when it comes to interviews only a few months later its much easier to recall what happenned (it was much harder for me to recall the work experience that i did just after year11)

    also work experience at a local doctor's surgery is also valuable just to find out what its like, just remember the formal letter and all that.
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    (Original post by Nik P)
    Though if you want work experience don't go for the "student" work experieces specifically designed for prospective med students... they are worthless in your PS... go for some real hospital voluntary work, such as talking to patients and running errands for them or working with children with learning disabilities....
    i think both work experience and voluntary work are both equally valid, voluntary work to show that you do care for people around you and work experience to find out the type of environment that you will most likely spend the most part of your working life in.
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    My friend got a placement this summer for 2 weeks, and has just finished Year 11. We did our work exp last year (end of year 20) but she aplied to hlep at the local hospial and was able to get 2 weeks in intensive care so is really looking forward to it.
 
 
 
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