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    I am 16 and its summer, I want to go into medicine at university and was wondering if there are any activities awards, courses or anything I could do to put on my CV to look good when applying for medicine? It would be great if I could do these activities around Stoke-on-Trent.
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    (Original post by saarahtalha)
    I am 16 and its summer, I want to go into medicine at university and was wondering if there are any activities awards, courses or anything I could do to put on my CV to look good when applying for medicine? It would be great if I could do these activities around Stoke-on-Trent.
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    To be honest all I did was volunteering in my local hospital, week at the GP surgery, and a day of shadowing.

    Even that stuff took up all the space on my personal statement
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    Why not ask at the local hospital if you can get work experience or shadow a doctor or even observe a surgeon doing an operation
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    To be honest all I did was volunteering in my local hospital, week at the GP surgery, and a day of shadowing.

    Even that stuff took up all the space on my personal statement
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    (Original post by saarahtalha)
    I am 16 and its summer, I want to go into medicine at university and was wondering if there are any activities awards, courses or anything I could do to put on my CV to look good when applying for medicine? It would be great if I could do these activities around Stoke-on-Trent.
    Thanx
    Hi there!

    As the other posters have mentioned, work experience is a good way to go! You can read all about finding placements in a hospital or GP on our Medical Work Experience Guide. Volunteering/part-time jobs also good to build key skills for medicine, like communication/teamwork etc.

    You could also build up your extracurricular reading around medicine - we have a few suggestions of fiction and non-fiction books to read on our Prospective Medical Student Reading List blog.

    Enjoy your summer!

    Hope this helps!
    The Medic Portal
 
 
 
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