• Advice on work experience letter

Dear ..............

I would like to apply for a possible work experience placement with your hospital between .................2013.

I am 16 years old and a student at Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School.I am currently studying 12 different GCSEs and i plan to talk Biology, Chemistry, Phsycology and Geography for my A-levels.I have developed many skills from taking triple science for my GCSEs and expanded my general knowledge whilst forming a huge interest for medicine.

Whilst i am trying to gain various work experience placements to gain a feel of medicine before i apply to university and to see if it is definitely the courier path i would like to follow in the future , i have specifically chosen to contact your hospital due to your excellent reputation as i feel ......... would be the best place to find out.

Prior to this work experience i have applied to join the Red Cross organisation and i am currently part-taking in the silver Duke of Edinburgh award which includes several months of volunteering which i plan to spend next summer in South Africa, volunteering with underprivileged children near Port Elizabeth.However other than this, i must admit i haven't had any experiences within a hospital before therefore i have a lack of knowledge of the mechanics of a hospital and specifically a doctor , in addition to this my analogies are based purely upon documentaries or second-hand information which i have gathered from friends or family who work within the medicine field.And i would really enjoy it if i were to gain a first hand experience to base these opinions on myself.In doing so, i hope i shall see what makes a good doctor and what it entails.

I am a very hard working, reliable , keen and interested individual that believes doing work experience at ......hospital would be invaluable as it would give me an insight to what working in such an established hospital like.....is like. I would specifically like to work within A&E as it is where the quick,fast pace action is and where decisions must be made within seconds that could determine between the fine line of life and death. Specifically i am interested in the Respiratory System , Cardiology and the Heart as i have a lack of knowledge within these regions and i have a want to understand more.As well as this i am aware that these topics are covered within my A-levels therefore i will be able to relate what i have gained from my work experience to my course which is primarily very useful and interesting.

Thank you for spending the time to read my email. I hope to hear from you soon,

Yours sincerely/faithfully,


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