is working at a pharmacy classed as med work experience?Watch
i did it last year during the first lockdown.
i havent been able to get anything else in person. i dont have any connections unlike everyone else in my year.
i emailed a hospital but they never got back to me so i dont really know where else i could go plus with covid it has been difficult
Do your online work experience like most everybody else and maybe look to pick up a volunteering opportunity that gives you insight into dedicating yourself to a cause, person or institution for a few months, if you haven’t already. This is why DoE is useful because it evidences the fact you’ve done it as opposed to someone else who might have made it up!
But don’t try to collect work experience. I had thousands of hours of work experience and it ultimately didn’t matter when it came to my UCAT not meeting the threshold at certain universities I applied for which raised the threshold unexpectedly high this last year. I’ll have been overlooked in favour of people who’ve barely got a few hours, if that. Because that’s the cold truth of medical school selections. A lot of very good candidates will have been overlooked in this way who’ve dedicated their entire school career to it and ended up with four rejections without interview, where theoretically someone (and realistically, at least a few people) who decided in June 2020 to apply by October 2020 will have got offers on the basis of a few well spun tales, a referee willing to look the other way, a good interview performance and a stellar UCAT score! Basically, you’re not going to be selected on the basis of how much experience you have, just on the basis of you meeting the minimum requirements for interview and giving a good performance there. And if you have good examples and reflections on work and volunteering to discuss at interview, you’ll have enough without having to collect more and more.
Reflect on what you have. Concentrate on a balanced application and make sure you give sufficient time to your UCAT and don’t forget or neglect to maintain your A level knowledge over the summer.