Hello, I have decided to apply for medicine with a foundation year. I have some idea of what to write in my personal statement, these include, sport, my current subjects and how they relate to medicine, why i want to do medicine and personal achievements throughout school.
However, i have only done 1 week work experience and no voluntary work. what else should i write about. Is it even that important considering i am doing a foundation year.
Work experience for medicine Watch
- Thread Starter
- 28-08-2016 18:32
- 28-08-2016 20:07
You should be looking to do more work experience to increase your chances of a successful application. You can never have too much!
I had work experience for a week in a GP Surgery, and for 10 days in a hospital watching surgery. The bulk of my personal statement related to what I did, how they relate to medicine, what I learned from them. They want to see that you have put a real effort into trying to see if medicine is really for you. Also, volunteering at a hospice/working with the disabled can go a long way, but any volunteering really will earn you brownie points. The less you put in about sports, etc, the better. You only need a sentence or two to show them you are a well-rounded individual.