Gaining experience for medical school

Gaining experience for any health career is important. It shows that you’ve found out about the role you're interested in and understand of what it's involves. 

This is particularly important when applying to medical school as entry is competitive and the training is demanding.

Medical schools expect applicants to have gained relevant  some experience as it will:

Any experience in healthcare is useful, but try to have contact with patients and doctors and/or other healthcare professionals. Aim to get as much experience as you can and the more varied the better.

You could combine a stint volunteering at a hospital with shadowing a GP, for example. This would give you a wider feel for the different types of roles in medicine.  Also, the sooner you organise your experience, the more opportunities you will have.

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