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    I'm currently in my first year studying biomedical science with ambition to study grad medicine in the future. I have an interview this Thursday for a part-time HCA position (16-20 hours). I will be trained and offered to work towards an NVQ in Health and Social Care level 3.

    I was wondering if there was anyone else who worked as an HCA while studying at university and their experiences.

    How beneficial would this be for me when applying for graduate medicine?

    I'd like to add that either way I am looking for a job and I'd feel more comfortable working retail. However, if this would give me an advantage when it came to my eventual grad medicine application then I'd prefer the HCA job and would put 110% into it.
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    Relevant experience and a certification will definitely help but remember that when it comes to your application and personal statement reflection is key so think of what you learnt and how it applies and will be helpful to medicine.
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