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TDLR: how much shadowing is enough and what is the best work experience/ voluntary work I can do to get into medicine, as an humanities grad.
I have recently decided that I want to apply to A100 medicine but I am very lost at where to start my journey to getting onto a course. I'd particularly like to hear from individuals who graduated with a humanities/social science degree and/or got a 2:1.
I am about to graduate university with a MA (Social Science) (Hons) Psychology course (predicted 2:1). I study in Scotland, so just to clarify, this is an undergraduate course despite it being called a masters!
At Higher (like AS levels but you apply to scottish unis with) I received:
Human Biology (A)
Religious, Moral and Psychological Studies (RMPS) (A)
And at Advanced Highers (like A-levels):
As you can see I only took biology to higher.
I have experience of leading a social enterprise for abused and homeless women to provide them with career skills and to facilitate community and volunteering with a crisis helpline. As well as some less relevant experience working with kids in sport, a funded internship in logistics, numerous fundraising/ and paid telephone sales experiences.
I believe I can get shadowing through contacts I have already. So I'd like to know how much shadowing is enough and what people's opinions of the best work experience/ voluntary work I can do to get into medicine.
From what I have seen there are only 10 unis that accept humanties degree for A101 but as I want to do A100, am I still limited by uni?
And if you have any other advice I'm all ears!
P.s If you're still here my back-up (still competitive!) is to do a Clinical Applied Psychology Masters which is funded by the NHS and you work 50% of the time for them. It is 1 year and then you must work for the NHS for 1 year. If i dont get into medicine this year, I will to that course and retake the UKAT and then hope that because I have direct clinical experience in the NHS for 2 year this will give me a strong application for my future application to medicine. So anyone who has done that would also be extremely helpful to talk to !