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Medicine Virtual Work Experience

Are you interested in gaining work experience in a hospital setting?

The University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton are offering students in Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 the opportunity to apply for LIVE virtual work experience delivered through Microsoft Teams.

This programme is open to all students however there are places set aside for students who meet 2 or more widening participation criteria.

A typical timetable usually includes:  

As this is a live programme, it is always subject to change depending on the day-to-day happenings within the hospital.

We expect students to treat this experience like a face-to-face work experience placement and students who are late or fail to attend sessions will be removed from the programme. Please ensure you are available for all days before you apply.

Usually, the programme is delivered online between 9am and 4pm. Our next events will be on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th August 2022.

Places are limited, so if you would like to participate in the Virtual Work Experience programme, please complete the application form by midday on Monday 18th July

The next placements will be during October half term, the Christmas holidays, February half term and May half term.

Online application forms for the 2022/2023 academic year will be available shortly.

Hear from some of our previous students:

Throughout the work experience I was aware of the challenges facing doctors when working long hours and facing stressful situations. But speaking to the doctors and hearing them overcoming these obstacles, really inspired me. I understand that a career in medicine will not be easy but after my work experience, I am even more determined and motivated to pursue a career in this rewarding field.

The outpatient clinic session was a great way to see the doctor-patient interactions since it made me feel like I was there with the patients. During those virtual career experience days, I met many different healthcare professionals who were highly inspirational to me since they gave me a feel of all the various careers in healthcare. Meeting all those professionals made me realise that I shouldn't limit myself to only one job and encouraged me to research more about the different career paths.

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