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I am just so confused now!!!! My ambition is to become a doctor. Now I am in s4. I know about work experiences but I don't know how much experience you need and any other important steps needed to become a doctor. I also know about the UKCAT test. Can someone explain everything a bit clearly( I know my question is a bit confusing)
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I am just so confused now!!!! My ambition is to become a doctor. Now I am in s4. I know about work experiences but I don't know how much experience you need and any other important steps needed to become a doctor. I also know about the UKCAT test. Can someone explain everything a bit clearly( I know my question is a bit confusing)
Basically you'll need to get really good grades at higher like AAABB- at least- with chemistry with some outside activities and a solid personal statement because it's one of the most competitive courses there are
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Thanks but do you know how much work experience is needed?
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Thanks but do you know how much work experience is needed?
I'm not sure for medicine but from what I've seen, they look for outstanding grades more than anything
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Thanks but do you know how much work experience is needed?
Voluntary work +/- work experience is absolutely vital for medicine. Its essentially a requirement. Most people have a long-term voluntary placement - say once per week at a nursing home for 6 months - as well as some sort of work experience, ranging from shadowing consultants for a week to shadowing at a GP reception or pharmacy.

Sometimes these placements can be difficult to get - its a sad truth that having connections and/or being from a well connected private school gives you a huge advantage in this area, but its so important that you mustn't take no for an answer. Especially for the volunteering - ensure you have something and that you write about it well in your personal statement.
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Voluntary work +/- work experience is absolutely vital for medicine. Its essentially a requirement. Most people have a long-term voluntary placement - say once per week at a nursing home for 6 months - as well as some sort of work experience, ranging from shadowing consultants for a week to shadowing at a GP reception or pharmacy.

Sometimes these placements can be difficult to get - its a sad truth that having connections and/or being from a well connected private school gives you a huge advantage in this area, but its so important that you mustn't take no for an answer. Especially for the volunteering - ensure you have something and that you write about it well in your personal statement.
thanks for helping.
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I'm not sure for medicine but from what I've seen, they look for outstanding grades more than anything
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