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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 pleased to offer students in Year 12 the opportunity to apply for LIVE virtual work experience delivered through Microsoft Teams. This project is aimed at students who are interested in studying Medicine. It is a very popular programme so please ensure you check the eligibility criteria before you apply.

These are:

This programme is open to all students based in the UK 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.

The application form link for our work experience dates are below. Please note the opening and closing date for these applications.

The dates for 2024/25 are now confirmed as:

28 and 29 August 2024 (applications open 17 June and closes 1 July 2024) Apply when open

29 and 30 October 2024

19 and 20 February 2025

27 and 28 August 2025

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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