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I want to get onto medicine but am unsure of how much work experience that I really need to get in like in my personal statement and stuff.I’ve managed to get a weeeks experience at a GP and am wondering if I should do some more somewhere else? Thanks
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It's not about the quantity of work experience, reflecting on it is more important
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There is a thread for this, however the best way to think about work experience is not "I want to be a doctor, so I need to get work experience so I can get a place"
Instead, think of it as "I think I want to be a doctor, but it's a bit commitment so I'll get some relevant health experience to make sure that's really what I want to do." The amount of work experience you have should be ideally, at a minimum, enough that you can reflect on what you've experienced and say "yes, I do want to be a doctor" (or vice versa).

The only university that I know off the top of my head that specifies a certain number of hours of experience is Warwick, and that's graduate entry only.
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