by Verity Hawley
Verity Hawley is a fifth year medical student at The University of Leeds. She writes about her time volunteering at an Oxfam charity shop.Read more
Surgeon Nicola Comer reflects on her 18 year career in clinical medicine and how she came to work in paediatrics.Read more
Work experience in your local GP surgery is an excellent addition to any application. The medical professions are hands on and so securing relevant work experience is important.
During your hospital work experience, you should try to get as much variety as possible. A placement is a opportunity to learn what a ward round is like and to shadow a doctor.