Year 11 Summer Work Experience

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Hey everyone!

So I want to study medicine at university and so I want to pack my summer holidays full of work experience :) I have already managed to get places with a Lloyd's Pharmacy for 1 week and hopefully a hospital placement for 1 day.  I'm also doing 2 week at a primary school but that's because I would quite like to go into paediatrics :D Plus I'm going to an Introductory to Medicine day on July 21st at Oxford University.

But...thats not enough, if any of you have part time jobs or managed to secure great work experience palcements then could you please let me know? Thank you :)

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Posted: 29-06-12 16:38 by Nuha

we;; im only doing so far 2 weeks in school as an assistant

and 2 weeks in a shop

Posted: 02-07-12 08:46 by aliimz

I think thats plently! My friend also wants to be a doctor, and she got a 2 week placement with  gp - investigate that with your local GP :) My own personal work experience is business kinda related so thats not much help lol

Posted: 02-07-12 13:44 by Lamise Hassan

thank you for all of your help and good luck with your work experience :)

Modified once, last modified by Nuha on Tue 3rd July, 2012 @ 16:14

Posted: 03-07-12 16:14 by Nuha

I don't know if you know this Nuha, but if you want to go in medicine, try as many work placements as possible.

i went to a young dr's function at the local hospital, and learnt that interviewers will always look for if you have had any experience in such places, and if you do a lot of community work, so i'd recommend volunteer work at a charity shop.

Try pharmaccies, dental, local hospital,opticians etc.

i'm going to do all the above in the holidays to come. IT doesn't matter if it may not be too hands on, but you will get a feel of the atmosphere and how it works.

good luck!

Posted: 02-08-12 18:48 by anum

I don't know if you know this Nuha, but if you want to go in medicine, try as many work placements as possible.

i went to a young dr's function at the local hospital, and learnt that interviewers will always look for if you have had any experience in such places, and if you do a lot of community work, so i'd recommend volunteer work at a charity shop.

Try pharmaccies, dental, local hospital,opticians etc.

i'm going to do all the above in the holidays to come. IT doesn't matter if it may not be too hands on, but you will get a feel of the atmosphere and how it works.

good luck!

Posted: 02-08-12 18:48 by anum

I don't know if you know this Nuha, but if you want to go in medicine, try as many work placements as possible.

i went to a young dr's function at the local hospital, and learnt that interviewers will always look for if you have had any experience in such places, and if you do a lot of community work, so i'd recommend volunteer work at a charity shop.

Try pharmaccies, dental, local hospital,opticians etc.

i'm going to do all the above in the holidays to come. IT doesn't matter if it may not be too hands on, but you will get a feel of the atmosphere and how it works.

good luck!

Posted: 02-08-12 18:48 by anum

anum wrote:

I don't know if you know this Nuha, but if you want to go in medicine, try as many work placements as possible.

i went to a young dr's function at the local hospital, and learnt that interviewers will always look for if you have had any experience in such places, and if you do a lot of community work, so i'd recommend volunteer work at a charity shop.

Try pharmaccies, dental, local hospital,opticians etc.

i'm going to do all the above in the holidays to come. IT doesn't matter if it may not be too hands on, but you will get a feel of the atmosphere and how it works.

good luck!

Thank you! And, yes I am aware that you need to do as much work experience as possible but it's not about the quantity, it's how much you learn. I am just about to go into year 12 so there is a year for me to do as much as possible and make sure my UCAS is strong. As I said I have done some things already but of course I need to do more. Thanks for the advice! I will try to get some voluntary work done too :)

Have you just finished year 11 too (just curious)?

Thank you :D

Posted: 04-08-12 13:41 by Nuha

Nuha wrote:

anum wrote:

I don't know if you know this Nuha, but if you want to go in medicine, try as many work placements as possible.

i went to a young dr's function at the local hospital, and learnt that interviewers will always look for if you have had any experience in such places, and if you do a lot of community work, so i'd recommend volunteer work at a charity shop.

Try pharmaccies, dental, local hospital,opticians etc.

i'm going to do all the above in the holidays to come. IT doesn't matter if it may not be too hands on, but you will get a feel of the atmosphere and how it works.

good luck!

Thank you! And, yes I am aware that you need to do as much work experience as possible but it's not about the quantity, it's how much you learn. I am just about to go into year 12 so there is a year for me to do as much as possible and make sure my UCAS is strong. As I said I have done some things already but of course I need to do more. Thanks for the advice! I will try to get some voluntary work done too :)

Have you just finished year 11 too (just curious)?

Thank you :D

best of luck for year 12! Always happy to help, no probs.

No, i am starting year 11 from september, and really nervous about exams!

I was told by the careers advisor to sort out a work placement for the summer, but haven't even started looking yet!

As for voluntary work or work experience, it looks a lot more impressive if you arrange to do tehm over the hols, as it shows you are committed enough to take time off from your holiday to do it.

Anyways, i'm hoping to do some work at oxfam this summer, and carry it over to some of next year too. Duke of Edinburgh also ooks good, for anyone, and sounds like fun too, and st johns ambulance too, which i'm hoping to do as well, but i hear there's a long waiting list.

Good luck for your exams too, whenever they are, and also for trying to get into medicine too- i hear there is a lot of work, but it is probs worth it!

Posted: 06-08-12 14:46 by anum