If you are interested in a career in nursing then nursing work experience can help you decide what areas of nursing you prefer, help your personal statement for nursing school shine and provide you with some in depth experience to wow at a nursing school interview.
Getting a place at nursing school is notorious competitive. If you have your heart set on a nursing career then work experience will provide you with so many things to help you not only secure that place by demonstrating your commitment to nursing but to confirm 100% to yourself that it’s the right career to embark upon.
Premed Projects sole aim is to provide students interested in healthcare careers aged 14+ with some hospital work experience that isn’t available anywhere else. You’ll live with students from all over the world interested in nursing and shadow nurses Mon-Fri – achieving a minimum of 40 hours worth of work experience,
You will get to experience all kinds of departments during your nursing Premed Project and will have the chance to learn from nurses by shadowing them during hospital departments such as:
Before you go, our head office team will work with you to place you in departments that you have an interest in or simply let us choose the departments for you that will offer a great, broad experience of nursing. We’ll then appoint you with a senior nurse at our project hospitals who will guide you throughout your shadowing experience.
You’ll shadow your appointed nurse in groups of no more than 3 students so you’ll get ample opportunity to ask questions and build up a rapport with both the nurses and patients, without the fear of overcrowding.
Nursing work experience in Thailand takes place in several different hospitals, meaning you get a huge insight into life as a nurse and a chance to see many different medical techniques and differing standards of healthcare in the country.
We’ll take you first to shadow nurses in a government hospital based in Chiang Mai. A large 520 bed hospital, you’ll see how doctors juggle the large number of patients arriving through their doors. With a large accident and emergency department too this is fast paced nursing at it’s best. Towards the end of your first week we’ll also show you the largest private hospital in Chiang Mai, brimming with the very latest in diagnostic equipment and where resources are plentiful. Thailand is a huge destination for medical tourism with many westerners arriving for cosmetic surgery, weight loss surgery or simply to benefit from cutting edge medical techniques at prices much cheaper than their own countries. You’ll see a range of different symptoms, infections, diseases and treatments during your project. Some of these will be tropical diseases such as malaria and some very familiar like the growing problem of diabetes in Thailand.
In your second week we’ll take you to a more rural hospital in the northern hill town of Chiang Mai. Ayurvedic medicine is popular here as are holistic approaches to medicine too. How does a nurse treat a patient who rejects western medicine and instead firmly believes in natural remedies for their ailment? You’ll see all the skills needed to be a nurse on show here, empathy, patience, determination, hard work and an ability to handle pressure situations.
Seeing these different hospitals couldn’t be more of a contrast, reflecting well a country full of contrasts and disparity. An important part of your project is seeing both sides of the coin and see how medicine works in this part of the world, which will ultimately help you understand healthcare better.
Premed Project UK experiences take place in London. Our partner hospitals here are renowned for offering some of the best healthcare in the world. You will be shadowing highly skilled nurses here who work in private hospitals and NHS hospitals too. Nursing work experience in the UK is notoriously difficult to obtain but through the hospital partnerships we have, we are able to offer you exclusive access to London’s premier healthcare facilities.
You’ll see many different patient cases during your hospital shadowing project during your time spent in clinics, theatre and ward rounds.
A huge part of being a nurse is complying to medical ethics and as all Premed Projects students are untrained in medicine we offer shadowing, observational experiences for students. The doctors and nurses responsible for the clinical care of each patient determine the extent of each students’ participation, taking into account the relevant clinical protocols. You will be allowed to perform non-obtrusive medical procedures under the watchful eye of nurses such as simple bandage dressing, completion of fluid charts, assisting with patients movement, blood pressure monitoring, helping to interpret X-rays & many more simple clinical procedures. As well as being involved in these procedures, you should watch, learn and ask questions of your appointed doctor to make the most of your opportunity of clinical shadowing with us.