Gap years, some find the break from education beneficial, while others feel that taking a gap year will make it more difficult to return to the academic world. This decision requires planning and consideration. We help you make the decision. We review reasons, advantages and disadvantages, universities’ opinions on gap years and some final tips. Let’s get started.
Finding work experience isn’t hard, but making sure it’s relevant is much harder. University careers are incredibly competitive and demonstrating real-world experience and industry knowledge is a great way to stand out and show your passion for your chosen career. To help you in your university admissions process, we explain what counts as relevant and beneficial work experience.
Your opportunity to learn more about the field you want to work in, study and research. Finding work experience is not difficult, making sure it is relevant and useful is much harder. We explain how to find beneficial work experience that will wow the University Admissions Team (and your future employers).
Gaining work experience in the field of medicine is a vital component of applying to medical school. Having relevant work experience will help you decide whether a career in medicine is right for you, and more importantly, gaining work experience in medicine demonstrates to admissions tutors that you are truly committed to the field.
Worried About Getting into Medical School? Find out the Lowest Entry Requirements for Medicine.
There are various requirements for Medical Schools that, of course, can vary at each university. It’s useful to check the websites to make sure. Here, we break down the lowest entry requirements for Medicine into sections, so you can see what you need to achieve to succeed.
How can I get work experience in general practice? The best and easiest way is to ask. Call practices and ask who is the right person to talk to about shadowing a doctor. Be polite, professional and flexible with dates. We have an article here that covers the search for work experience in more detail.
Interested in what you can learn from work experience in medicine? Having the opportunity to do a medical internship is invaluable. Not only will medical interviewers ask you to talk about your experiences in the healthcare environment, but the chance to shadow doctors is the real way to find out if a career in medicine is something that appeals to you.
Preparing for a medicine interview should be targeted towards the skills and attributes that medical interviewers are looking for. It’s important to note that the different UK medical schools all undertake medicine interview in various formats, from ‘standard’ panels, to Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) to more academic-style interviews. What is it that interviewers are looking…
There are many forms of law in which you can specialise: here is a sample of the terminology and fields you may encounter. Remember that a career in law is very competitive, so any opportunity to stand out from other applicants is key, and that can be through a deeper understanding of the subject.
Getting into medical school is hard, really hard. Failing to get into medical school can be stressful, demoralising and upsetting. It hurts, trust me, I’ve been there. But, with a little courage, planning and motivation then you, like me, could have one of the best years of your life leading up to your first day as a fresher medical student.
You’ve probably seen one or two surgical specialties during your internship and heard about many on TV and in the movies. However, because of their often cryptic names, you may not know exactly what they do. Here is a quick guide to the main surgical specialties and the most common operations they perform.
General practice based work experience placements are a great chance to see how a vital part of the healthcare system operates. However, these placements can be daunting and students often do not make the most of them. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get the most of your GP work experience.
Hospital work experience placements are full of useful information, experiences and inspiration for your personal statements. However, many students leave them not having made the most of these invaluable experiences. Here are a few hints and tips to get the most of your hospital work experience placements, ensuring that you have plenty to discuss in your personal statement and interviews.
Why do some people believe in a hierarchy of work experience in medicine? It is a well-intentioned but misleading idea that some people believe that certain types of work experience, such as hospital internships, are more applicable to medical school applications than others. Here is a quick guide to the hierarchy of work experience.