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Graduate-Entry Medicine: Taking a year to get experience before applying? watch
- Thread Starter
Last edited by xoelisee; 4 weeks ago at 22:18.
Haven't you asked this before?
1) Plenty of people don't know doctors or medical students. Why would that stop your application? Also, you're not a child anymore, you're an adult.
2) Not that hard. Just look around in hospitals, hospices, care homes, etc. You could even work as an HCA in your gap year or something.
3) As someone who is in your shoes, I'm applying this year (4th year) and (hopefully) working as an HCA/TCA/something similar in my gap year (both for money and experience) as well as keeping up with my volunteering.
EDIT: Do you actually want to do a masters?
- Community Assistant
Trust @volibear on her answers. But here are my 2 pennies.
(Original post by xoelisee)
Alternatively, just doing a Physicians Associate course starting this September.
My questions are:
1) Do I stand a realistic chance? I'm from a low income background so I don't know anyone from my school who has done medicine nor anyone who is a doctor so I don't have a clue whether my goal is completely unrealistic. I won't be offended so please just be honest.
2) How easy is it to get healthcare-related work experience? I already have an enhanced DBS check.
3) If you were in my shoes, what would you do? Both in the short and long-term.