I'm debating whether or not to register to sit the UKCAT, as i'm unsure whether or not it would be work applying to graduate entry medicine this year.
Currently just about to start my third year studying psychology in september, and my work exp so far is:
-volunteering in a drug addiction drop in centre (support for drug users, as well as needle exchange service, and health support as it is staffed by nurses)
-week placement in a community pharmacy
-week at vitalise
-hopefully long term placement hospital ward volunteering on a weekly basis (starting september)
I haven't got any shadowing under by belt yet, not for lack of trying though, guess i've just been unlucky so far.
Will this amount of experience just be laughed at, or with a credible UKCAT score will it pull together as a decent application??
Any thoughts would be appreciated, especially from students currently on the graduate entry route!
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- Thread Starter
- 30-07-2009 17:11
- 30-07-2009 17:33
i think thats a good amount of experience, the drug addiction drop in centre is great! make sure you can talk about at interview and you'll be fine. apply this year.
- 30-07-2009 17:48
The voluntary stuff all looks pretty impressive to me!
Getting some doctor shadowing would be really useful - for you as much as for your application as it can give you a much better idea of what medicine's actually like. Try writing to or ringing up specific doctors (friends' parents? neighbours? or names might be found on the Trust website, or ask your GP to name some local consultants in X speciality), often they're keen to have people to follow them around all day and look impressed at them, and can organise it with Voluntary Services much more easily than you can.