Work experience can give you a better understanding of a career and insight into what it will involve. It shows you have motivation and commitment, and provides valuable content for a UCAS personal statement to give evidence of an interest in a particular subject/occupation.
The virtual options detailed below are free, can be accessed at a time and place of your convenience, and are endorsed by the Medical Schools Council.
Observe GP is an alternative to work experience for aspiring medics aged 16 and over, who are living in the UK. The free interactive video platform is produced by the Royal College of GPs. It provides insights into the role of a GP and the wider primary care team.
BSMS Virtual Work Experience provides a ‘virtual’ work experience for those looking to apply to medical school. You will be introduced to the NHS before exploring the roles and skill sets of six different medical specialists. Along the way, you will also consider some of the challenges and wider issues doctors face. It is produced by Brighton and Sussex Medical School.