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Work experience advice

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Work experience advice

BSMS does not place requirements on the amount and type of work experience a prospective medical student should have.

However, in line with the Medical Schools Council Work Experience Guidelines, we do expect candidates to:

  • have a realistic understanding of medicine and what it means to be a doctor
  • have had some experience of engaging with a wide range of people and understand the realities of a caring profession
  • display some of the skills and attributes essential to be a successful doctor, including teamwork, leadership, good communication skills, resilience and empathy.

The Medical Schools Council sets out some useful work experience guidelines for prospective applicants to medicine, which can be downloaded below.

Download work experience guidelines >