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    Hi,

    I'm 16 years old and I want to study Medicine and I am aware that I'd have to apply and submit my application next year around this time. However I don't turn 17 until April, and most of the work placements and hospital volunteering in my area requires you to be 17. I have also been told by my teacher that I would have to complete volunteering (preferably at a hospital I presume) for at least 6 months. I have been volunteering but I have had no patient contact yet and my volunteering only consisted of children.

    Would it be possible to remove my date of birth from my CV and pretend I'm 17? Would they check?
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    (Original post by geniequeen48)
    Hi,

    I'm 16 years old and I want to study Medicine and I am aware that I'd have to apply and submit my application next year around this time. However I don't turn 17 until April, and most of the work placements and hospital volunteering in my area requires you to be 17. I have also been told by my teacher that I would have to complete volunteering (preferably at a hospital I presume) for at least 6 months. I have been volunteering but I have had no patient contact yet and my volunteering only consisted of children.

    Would it be possible to remove my date of birth from my CV and pretend I'm 17? Would they check?
    Well you want to go into a career where honesty is important,it won't look good if you lied to get experience
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    (Original post by geniequeen48)
    Hi,

    I'm 16 years old and I want to study Medicine and I am aware that I'd have to apply and submit my application next year around this time. However I don't turn 17 until April, and most of the work placements and hospital volunteering in my area requires you to be 17. I have also been told by my teacher that I would have to complete volunteering (preferably at a hospital I presume) for at least 6 months. I have been volunteering but I have had no patient contact yet and my volunteering only consisted of children.

    Would it be possible to remove my date of birth from my CV and pretend I'm 17? Would they check?
    Your date of birth is not something that should be on your CV. Whether any hospital would ask for proof of age or not I do not know.
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    (Original post by geniequeen48)
    Hi,

    I'm 16 years old and I want to study Medicine and I am aware that I'd have to apply and submit my application next year around this time. However I don't turn 17 until April, and most of the work placements and hospital volunteering in my area requires you to be 17. I have also been told by my teacher that I would have to complete volunteering (preferably at a hospital I presume) for at least 6 months. I have been volunteering but I have had no patient contact yet and my volunteering only consisted of children.

    Would it be possible to remove my date of birth from my CV and pretend I'm 17? Would they check?
    The hospital will need a reference from your school. A school reference includes the standard things like what year you're in, your date of birth, your grades, your attendance, your work ethic, etc. You can't lie, because if you do, you'll be found out instantly and never get any experience at all.

    Nobody is going to let you into their hospital without knowing the basic things about you like your date of birth; hospitals are full of vulnerable patients, so the administrators need to know who they're letting through the doors. You could be anyone at all, with a motive for anything at all.
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    Okay thanks guys! I won't lie.
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    I think because of the nature of the type of work you eventually hope to go into, starting off with a lie about your age, before you have even done your first placement might set off alarm bells ringing. Potential employers who find out might think if you can lie so easily about something as simple as your age what else might you be capable of lying about in the future? Don't do it. Ever.
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    I think because of the nature of the type of work you eventually hope to go into, starting off with a lie about your age, before you have even done your first placement might set off alarm bells ringing. Potential employers who find out might think if you can lie so easily about something as simple as your age what else might you be capable of lying about in the future? Don't do it. Ever.
    Not even when you're asked how fast you were driving, or being tortured!
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    If there's a minimum age they will ask you to prove your age at some point. You will probably need to apply for a CRB check to work in a hospital which will mean using your passport/ID and having various checks which will pretty quickly show your real age. Just take your time, there is a lot of stuff you can be doing - what about working in a care home?
 
 
 
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