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Hey, so I'm in year 12 right now and I really want to apply for medicine for uni but I can't find work experience anywhere and its basically compulsory for medicine. Also, I live in Northampton which is quite a small town so there aren't a lot of hospitals here and most of the smaller Gp's don't do work experience. I've tried looking online and emailing but I've gotten no replies and I feel like I'm running out of time. Is there any advice anyone has to find work experience or any places I could look because I feel like I'm out of options.
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(Original post by josiediaby)
Hey, so I'm in year 12 right now and I really want to apply for medicine for uni but I can't find work experience anywhere and its basically compulsory for medicine. Also, I live in Northampton which is quite a small town so there aren't a lot of hospitals here and most of the smaller Gp's don't do work experience. I've tried looking online and emailing but I've gotten no replies and I feel like I'm running out of time. Is there any advice anyone has to find work experience or any places I could look because I feel like I'm out of options.
You don't have to have work experience in a doctors work place - you could look for a job as a carer.

Try calling instead of online/email. Only email to follow up on a phone call after you've asked who you should be emailing.

Also ask about volunteering, paid work opportunities and work shadowing as alternatives to work experience.
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Okay, I’ll try that. Thanks, that’s really helpful
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Hey, so I'm in year 12 right now and I really want to apply for medicine for uni but I can't find work experience anywhere and its basically compulsory for medicine. Also, I live in Northampton which is quite a small town so there aren't a lot of hospitals here and most of the smaller Gp's don't do work experience. I've tried looking online and emailing but I've gotten no replies and I feel like I'm running out of time. Is there any advice anyone has to find work experience or any places I could look because I feel like I'm out of options.
Hi there,

Firstly, don't worry! There are plenty of other options and medical schools know that hospital work experience is very difficult to come by, so will be understanding of this if you've looked to gain work experience in other areas - for example, in a GP.

You can see exactly the kinds of work experience that med schools look for on our Medical School Work Experience Requirements page - as you'll see, most just require you to demonstrate an understanding of the realities of working in medicine and do not specify hospital work experience specifically.

You can also find out more about GP work experience here.

Charity and volunteering work is also equally applicable to medicine - you can read up on how to use these experiences in your application on our How to Apply Volunteering Work to Medicine blog.

Hope this helps!
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[QUOTE=josiediaby;77188132]Hey, so I'm in year 12 right now and I really want to apply for medicine for uni but I can't find work experience anywhere and its basically compulsory for medicine. Also, I live in Northampton which is quite a small town so there aren't a lot of hospitals here and most of the smaller Gp's don't do work experience. I've tried looking online and emailing but I've gotten no replies and I feel like I'm running out of time. Is there any advice anyone has to find work experience or any places I could look because I feel like I'm out of options.[/QUOTE come to the toon mate mint party life got a fuw seshs for u anorl ish ish
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