For all students thinking of applying to medical school, medical work experience is necessary to have when you apply.
Medicine work experience gives the most realistic perspective of medicine as a career. Through work experience you will start to build your understanding of the role of a doctor. Applying to medical school is a huge commitment, so exploring the working life of a doctor is definitely a wise thing to do. Work experience allows you to gain valuable skills that may be useful throughout your university life and your career as well.
Students look for hospital work experience for many reasons. If you’re thinking of a future career in healthcare, be that in medicine, nursing, midwifery or dentistry then Premed Projects will give you an experience to cherish and one which will benefit you in many ways.
Places to study degrees in healthcare are highly in demand. Sometimes it’s not enough to have the best grades in order to succeed. When thousands of students are applying to medicine, all with the best grades, often it comes down to how much hospital work experience a student has that can be the difference between securing a place or not.
Your personal statement as “your opportunity to sell yourself to your prospective medical school.” Work experience is evidence to show that you have taken time to find out more about the realities of a career in medicine. Therefore, it is a vital aspect
of the not only the personal statement but your medical school application as a whole.
Many of our students use our hospital shadowing projects as the perfect material to use in their personal statements and applications for medicine, nursing, midwifery and dentistry.
Demonstrating that you are so passionate about a career in healthcare that you chose to volunteer your free time working in a hospital and learning about healthcare is the best way to show any university how serious you are about the profession.
Medical school interviews, are your final hurdle before securing that dream place to study towards a degree in healthcare. Medical school interviews, and indeed all interviews relating to healthcare, are all about demonstrating just how much you want to enter the profession and how determined you are to succeed.
At this stage it’s largely no longer about your grades or academic achievements but more about your motivations for studying medicine and demonstrating this with your experiences of being in a clinical environment.
Medical school interview panels want to be sure that if they offer you a place to study at their university that you will first and foremost make a good doctor and secondly that you will be tough enough to complete your degree. You represent a lot of investment for them and healthcare degrees are long, tough courses to study.
Demonstrating that you will be a success because you’ve seen clinical environments is vital. Make sure you can stand in front of the panel and say “I’m confident I will make a good doctor because I’ve spent time shadowing in a hospital, I’ve seen what that entails and I’m ready for it.”
There can be no harder profession than being a healthcare professional. The hours, shift patterns, stress, emotional strain, constant learning and improvement… the list goes on.
Undertaking hospital work experience either in person or online with Premed Projects means you get a taste of life as a healthcare professional. You’ll see moments of unrivalled joy as you observe childbirth in Thailand, extreme sadness as you learn about palliative care cases on our online courses and hear first hand from UK doctors about the realities of life as a doctor on our UK residential work experience course. The beauty about work experience with Premed Projects is it lets you decide if you’re cut out for the profession. For most of our students the answer is a resounding yes, for a very small minority it helps them realise they perhaps aren’t quite ready to go through years of study and spend tens of thousands of pounds just yet. Either way a doctor shadowing experience with Premed Projects is invaluable.
Aside from the benefits in terms of getting into university and supporting your studies, a Premed Projects course can be a life-changing personal experience.
Learn what your strengths are and find out where you can improve.
Attending one of our online courses will allow you to expand your knowledge and understanding about a career in medicine.
On a residential course being away from home and mixing with students from other cultures and the time spent in the hospitals and medical schools will mean you’ll find out a lot about yourself on your Premed Projects adventure.
Deciding to pursue a career in medicine, nursing, midwifery or dentistry is quite often a solitary pursuit. It’s not often many of your close friends are doing the same thing. Doing work experience with Premed Projects means you get to experience it with students your own age and often from all over the world.
You can compare notes on the UCAT, discuss each-others experiences with your applications and help each-other though the process. As Premed Projects get students from all over the globe who attend, it’s fascinating to learn from many diverse students about their experiences and share some ideas further work experience opportunities. On our residential projects, you’ll all be working, living and going on excursions together, you’ll meet friends that you’ll share these amazing memories with forever. During our online work experience courses, students also have the opportunity to chat with each other during the course.