What could I start doing now if I want to be a doctor in the future?

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I want to have like a medical profession when older but I dont have an idea of what to start doing now, e.g. extra work experience etc. I'm 14 and in year 10?! :) Thanks :)

Posted Sat 21st May, 2011 @ 13:23 by Sara

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  • Hope this helps..

http://www.wanttobeadoctor.co.uk/main.php?page=20

Work Experience:

  • Phone your local National Health Service Trust. Many trusts now have education departments with people specifically employed to help with obtaining work experience.
  • Speak to your own doctor. Your GP may be able to pass you onto a friend or another surgery. if they can't take you on themselves.
  • Use your existing contacts - if you have a friend/uncle/cousin/distant relative who is a doctor then try them!
  • Speak to your school or your local branch of Connexions, who may be able to help.
  • Phone the admissions department of your nearest medical school; they may have a contact

Volunteering

Answered Sat 21st May, 2011 @ 13:39 by Abbey
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You could start to research what part you of 'doctoring' you want to do too - in a hospital or in a surgery etc.

Answered Sat 21st May, 2011 @ 17:08 by Emma
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Start researching into this field and look at the qualifications required. This way you will always have in mind what you're aiming for and what you need to achieve.

:) P.S- plenty of work experience is great!

Answered Sat 21st May, 2011 @ 22:20 by Asian
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Wow, thanks for all the help Abbey, its really helpful! Thankyou :) x

Answered Sat 21st May, 2011 @ 14:27 by Sara
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any type of medical work experience

Answered Sat 21st May, 2011 @ 17:19 by Tiffany
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yep ^^ that too ^^ :)

Answered Sat 21st May, 2011 @ 17:25 by Emma
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well, certain UNIS only let you work in places under the NHS, so if I want to be a doctor then I would have to work in a hospital and not in a surgery... thanks for all the help!! :)

Answered Sat 21st May, 2011 @ 19:52 by Sara
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Thanks for all the help everyone but I am soo busy with all the exams that I might have to leave work experience for the summer holidays :) Thanks!! x :D

Answered Sun 22nd May, 2011 @ 09:48 by Sara