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    I’m considering Medicine at uni and I am aware that they value experience in a health care setting. I’ve done 5 days of work shadowing at my local hospital and am going to take part in the volunteer scheme for 6 months at the same hospital. Will this be enough for a strong uni application?
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    (Original post by upbeat4)
    I’m considering Medicine at uni and I am aware that they value experience in a health care setting. I’ve done 5 days of work shadowing at my local hospital and am going to take part in the volunteer scheme for 6 months at the same hospital. Will this be enough for a strong uni application?
    Yeah definitely. The more experience the better, and that sounds like quite a bit of experience to me! I'm sure people have gotten into uni with less.
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    Yeah looks fine. Anything can be enough as long as you learn a lot of key skills from it to put on your application
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    do you have some advice for work experience for medicine? how you got it etc?
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    do you have some advice for work experience for medicine? how you got it etc?
    I was quite lucky to get a work shadow placement as a huge number of people apply for a place. But again, as it is so popular, my placement was only confirmed almost a week before I shadowed there. Another reason that I think I got a place was because I go to a local school in the area, they prioritised local students first. Advise wise, I'd say apply for a place as soon as possible but don't get disheartened if you don't get a placement, it purely depends on the doctors schedule, I shadowed a doctor for 5 days whereas others I know who got a place only shadowed for 3. If there is a volunteering opportunity, go for it, it won't be a waste as you will find out whether this is something that you wish to do in the future. If you do get a placement, ask as many questions as possible and take in what's happening. If there is anything else I can help you with, PM me. I'll be happy to help 😊
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    (Original post by upbeat4)
    I’m considering Medicine at uni and I am aware that they value experience in a health care setting. I’ve done 5 days of work shadowing at my local hospital and am going to take part in the volunteer scheme for 6 months at the same hospital. Will this be enough for a strong uni application?
    That sounds amazing.
    But also try and get experience somewhere like an elderly care home / part-time job / volunteering at clubs. To show you are a well-rounded person and have gained skills from more places than just a hospital setting.
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    That sounds amazing.
    But also try and get experience somewhere like an elderly care home / part-time job / volunteering at clubs. To show you are a well-rounded person and have gained skills from more places than just a hospital setting.
    I've also volunteered every summer at my local library to help out with the summer reading challenge. 😊
 
 
 
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