Here I’m going to be linking different work experience opportunities for 2020 medical school applicants that arise during lockdown. Keep checking back because I will be updating it with new opportunities I come across.
If you’re wondering what else you can be doing during this lockdown, click here to read 7 things you should be prioritising!
Virtual Medical Work Experience
My Top 6 Medical Work Experience Tips In Lockdown – click to the read the blog post!
BSMS Virtual work Experience – Brighton and Sussex medical school has put together an incredible online package giving to an insight into the NHS which walks you through different medical specialities. You’re given an insight into the different roles of a doctor, challenges they may face, the way ward rounds and the hospital runs. I’d highly recommend getting started with it and you are even given a certificate of completion at the end.
Observe GP – interactive video platform has been put together by the Royal College of GPs designed to give medical school applicants an insight into General Practice and primary care. It’s really important that you understand the role of primary and secondary care before you apply for Medicine so this platform will be really beneficial.
The NHS Explained Online Course – a free 8 hour online course by the King’s Fund giving you an insight into the structure of the NHS and challenges of working in the NHS. This will give you as good an insight into healthcare as physical work experience would have.
Being an A&E Covid Doctor Webinar – An hour long webinar which can be watched on demand giving an insight of what it’s like to work in A&E
Online Work Experience Workshop: a workshop with presentations from doctors, medical students and other healthcare professional giving an insight into their roles. Live Q&A will also be held
Volunteering From Home
Re-engage – a charity looking for volunteers to join their call companion service to provide some friendship to lonely and isolated older people
Covid-19 Mutual Aid – a service connecting people in the local area to help others who are more vulnerable or self-isolating. You can join a group for your area and see if there’s anything you can do to help.
The Sliver Line – a confidential helpline that provides advice, friendship and information to older people. They currently have an emergency appeal for volunteers.
The Crisis Project – write letters and nominate key workers across the country to keep their morale high through the pandemic.
Age UK – lots of different opportunities to volunteer to become a digital buddy, a campaigner or fundraiser for the Age UK charity.
Campaign for The Doctor’s Hardship Fund – Medic Mentor have partnered with the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (the Doctor’s Charity) to set up a hardship fund to support working doctors through this time. You can become a campaigner and help fundraise, all from the comfort of your own home and you get a certificate at the end! *
*Not endorsing their awards programme
Virtual Medicine Open Day – find out more about the realities of studying at each of the UK’s med schools from a current student including: teaching methods, timetable, life outside of medicine, pros and cons. You then have an opportunity to submit any questions you have and have them answered by a current student (open-day-style)!
MediCafe Live Web Chat Series – Weekly live chats developed by Hull York Medical School covering different aspects of the medical school application process and insight into medical student life.
Free online A-level Biology course – held on zoom every Thursday, ran by medical students.
Medical essay writing competition: opportunity to submit an essay. A winner will be selected and each student will receive a certificate of participation.
AspireMed Conference: free conference for aspiring medical students
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