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Hello all,

I am a student from the US applying to medical school in the UK for 2018 graduate entry. In the US, we don't have a section for work experience so I was wondering if anyone has tips for filling this out properly? Any help is appreciated and good luck on your apps!
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(Original post by patchesohoulihan)
Hello all,

I am a student from the US applying to medical school in the UK for 2018 graduate entry. In the US, we don't have a section for work experience so I was wondering if anyone has tips for filling this out properly? Any help is appreciated and good luck on your apps!
Just make sure you have acquired some, so you can show your interest in medicine and how it works in practice. Its really pretty important to have shown some initiative about getting some as the vast majority of others will have done so. It doesnt have to be extensive. Go with what you can get. Work shadow, volunteer, charity, community, hospital, GP or anything health related.

Once you have the experience(s) then you can emphasise what you did, any skills you used and what insight about heath care you learnt from it. You should try and get the balance right and not over egg it to make it sound more important than it was, but you should emphasise the relevant benefits.

Post on the medical forum or use the TSR search feature to look at what previous people applicants did.
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Hello all,

I am a student from the US applying to medical school in the UK for 2018 graduate entry. In the US, we don't have a section for work experience so I was wondering if anyone has tips for filling this out properly? Any help is appreciated and good luck on your apps!
The work experience section on ucas is ONLY to list paid employment.

It's common for school leavers to leave this blank and is only really important for mature applicants.
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Should I focus on my healthcare / medicine specific positions or should I list all employment?
I have years of experience working in healthcare and research so this could take some time


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The work experience section on ucas is ONLY to list paid employment.

It's common for school leavers to leave this blank and is only really important for mature applicants.
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Should I focus on my healthcare / medicine specific positions or should I list all employment?
I have years of experience working in healthcare and research so this could take some time
I can't remember if UCAS put a cap on the number of jobs you can list but if it's paid employment then start at the most recent and work backwards until UCAS gets upset.
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