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Hospital and GP Work Experience Programme

Are you in Year 12 (aged 17) or Year 13 and interested in becoming a doctor or medical professional?

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


The University of Southampton are offering opportunities for 2 day work experience placements at University Hospital Southampton or a GP Practice for students interested in pursuing a medical career.

This work experience placement programme will provide you with information on medicine, help you to develop transferable skills and provide you with information to support your application to university.

·         You will be prepared for the placement at a pre-placement workshop that will include ethical issues and practical advice on how to get the most out of the placement.

·         You will also be required to attend a post placement workshop to reflect on what you have learnt and how this can help you with your application to medical school.

If your application is successful, you will need to commit to attend both workshops and the placement. The workshops will be held on Wednesday 10th April 2019 and Tuesday 16th April 2019. The placements will be between 11th – 16th April at University Hospital Southampton or a GP Practice. Placements may be 2 full days, or 4 half days, or a combination. Please keep all dates free to allow maximum flexibility placing you with Consultants.


Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must provide a statement to outline why they think they are suitable to participate in the programme.

In addition they should meet a minimum of 2 Widening Participation eligibility criteria:

·         Parents, guardian or self in receipt of a means-tested benefit 

·         In the first generation of my immediate family to apply to higher education: 

·         Young people looked after by a Local Authority 

·         In receipt of a 16-19 bursary or similar grant 

·         In receipt of free school meals at any point in Years 10-12 

·         Living in an area with a postcode which falls within the lowest 20 per cent of the Index of Multiple Deprivation, or a member of a travelling family. 


To apply:

Complete the application form at by Sunday 17th March 2019.


There will be additional opportunities for hospital and GP work experience in July 2019. If you are not yet 17 years old, please do contact us for other opportunities available.

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