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    Just wanted to know if anyone's applying to all the top med schools like oxbridge or Imperial etc.

    Also can anyone tell me what kind of work experience they have done or did. Basically i have done some but what other people r doin seems so great compared to what i m gonna do.

    I have been booked on Medsim but may not wanna go since imperial have a biology/medical masterclass round same time and everyone knows that Med-link/sim is so commercialised.
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    I applied to Cambridge, but not to Imperial because I couldn't bear living in London. My work experience was fairly normal and more geared towards getting me into Medicine in general rather than Cambridge specifically (I wasn't even sure if I was going to apply). I did 2 weeks at a doctors surgery, mainly in reception, and a week shadowing in an Emergency Department. I also did voluntary work with Brownies and in a primary school. Nothing out of the ordinary, and extra-curricular won't get you into Oxbridge.
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    WOW that's exactly what i've done except that i may get to work in my mum's nursery for 1 week.

    Wot college did u apply 2?
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    (Original post by Adil Bhai)
    Just wanted to know if anyone's applying to all the top med schools like oxbridge or Imperial etc.

    Also can anyone tell me what kind of work experience they have done or did. Basically i have done some but what other people r doin seems so great compared to what i m gonna do.
    i applied to both Oxford & ICL.. to answer your Q (although everyone's application will be different etc. etc.) - i did 2 weeks shadowing in about 5 different hospital departments, then worked in Radiology admin full time over the summer. voluntary work was with the Riding for the Disabled Association over a period of about 3 years & school community service.

    didn't do any of the medsim's etc. but went to the MCAS..wonder if that's still going..very useful about aplying for medicine.

    HTH
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    (Original post by Adil Bhai)
    WOW that's exactly what i've done except that i may get to work in my mum's nursery for 1 week.

    Wot college did u apply 2?
    Oh yeah - I helped at a nursery school where my mum worked too, which was actually mainly for fun, but I put it on there anyway. I did Medlink but not MedSim, and found it quite good.

    I applied to Clare, and it's great!
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    Do most universities prefer long-term based work experience? I can only get experience over the summer and even this is limited..will this disadvantage me greatly?
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    (Original post by Adil Bhai)
    Just wanted to know if anyone's applying to all the top med schools like oxbridge or Imperial etc.
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Asphyxiating)
    Do most universities prefer long-term based work experience? I can only get experience over the summer and even this is limited..will this disadvantage me greatly?
    It's hard to say. There must be voluntary work around that you can do. My actual medical work experience wasn't that extensive really, a grand total of three weeks. My voluntary work was a lot more than that though, even though it wasn't strictly medically-based.

    Work experience isn't just about listing what you've done though; it's about showing you learned something from the experience and that you didn't just sit there. That's what they want.
 
 
 
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