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

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.

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

Other Opportunities

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.

Journal club livestreaminstagram livestreams held by the University of Birmingham’s WAMS society. You can discuss a medical book/journal article and get a certificate of participation.

Free online A-level Biology course – held on zoom every Thursday, ran by medical students.


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