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    There is this one student who has 3 jobs, and volunteers at two different places. I applied with quite a strong application regarding the reasons why I would like to volunteer, however this individual was accepted into the recruitment sessions, and begun induction at the NHS. Personally, this seemingly suggests that this individual is denying access to other hard working students, who are unable to recieve placements, considering this individuals ignorance in taking it all up.

    Pathetic and inconsiderate behaviour, and how can one balance 4 placements on the weekends.
    This individual should give other aspiring medics a chance, instead of overly being worried.
    • Political Ambassador

    Political Ambassador
    You'd probably get accepted to whatever you wanted to do? Perhaps be patient lol. It's only some volunteering programme, besides what is it for>

    dont be bitter. work harder next time.

    i think you are just being a bit petty. This always happens and there will always be candidates who will get rejected despite having a seemingly perfect application. Especially in medicine where everyone is just as good as each other.
    You will just have to learn to deal with rejecting bc it will happen, but it doesnt mean that you arent good enough to do something
    • Political Ambassador

    Political Ambassador
    Idk really, this "Individual" that you're describing should also understand that 4 or 5 whatever placements he/she is doing shouldn't be a priority, yes this peson may be "inconsiderate", or maybe because they're try harding to compensate from their lack of academic achievement. Dw universities see through people like this. Just get other placements, get good preedictions, do excellent on the admissions exams, and get good A levels and it should all be nthe bag. Universities don't really care about extra-curricular activities, nor do they care about having 2+ jobs.

    A bit of advice though, apply to multiple places. I currently have been accepted to volunteer at a care home, and a "Good Values Club" for younger children.In addition to this, I volunteer at the local hospital, through the local "Volunteering Programme", after recieving acceptance later today. Work experience is easy to arrange, just ensure you have a variety of placements which cover different aspects of communication and a range of age. Either becoming a teaching assisant at a local school, shadowing a pharmist or dental practioneer, to actual hospital work!

    Bitterness is really unattractive in a candidate. It makes you seem immature and incapable of dealing with failure. Who cares if this other person has multiple placements? Good for them. They obviously wrote a better application than you (at least subjectively). Spend less time worrying about them and more time worrying about you and what you can do to be successful next time.

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