Work Experience

Applications for 2017 are now closed

Work experience will be taking place between Monday the 24th and Friday the 28th of July. 


Work experience is aimed at Year 12 students wanting to become doctors and last year was held from the 27th – 31st July 2016. The programme consists of a five day placement in the Queens Medical Centre  in Nottingham, offering 30 students the opportunity to shadow final year medical students from the University of Nottingham. The week includes a mixture of classroom based sessions, skills teaching and practical work experience and future programmes are the perfect opportunity for anyone struggling to gain work experience.

Whilst competition is fierce, it is a fantastic programme that students find really enjoyable. Even if you don’t want to apply to Nottingham, it gives you that essential experience you need to apply to medical school, and a lot of work goes into designing the programme to be more than just a shadowing opportunity. The programme is free of charge, although you will need to provide your own lunch, transport and smart clothes suitable for being on the wards (think of what you would expect a doctor to wear – we will provide details nearer the start of the programme). Spaces will be allocated based on postcode, quality of application and a consideration regarding how much experience the student has already attained.

Work Experience Sample Programme

Thank you to everyone who attended last year’s programme, we hope you enjoyed it and found it informative!  Follow this link to see a selection of pictures from the 2014 work experience week:

Photographs reproduced with the kind permission of the participating students.

We apologise that, due to limited spaces, not everyone will be given a place on the programme; please don’t let this deter you from seeking work experience elsewhere! If you have any questions please contact us.

You may also be interested in opportunities offered by the East Midlands Deanery here…