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We look at how medical work experience can improve your chances of finding work

If you're currently studying and would like to bulk up your work experience before you make it out to the big bad world, there are a number of different things that you could potentially take a look at. If your school has an internship scheme, then you could potentially take advantage of that in order to get out there and find medical work experience. However, this is usually only reserved for those working directly in medicine, so if you're working in a science and aren't directly involve in medicine, you might be barking up the wrong tree.

Sometimes it's better just to do these things yourself. So we recommend you draft up a letter explaining who you area, what you are studying (you should also include your grades to justify why you should be selected above anyone else searching for a similar position) and why you would like to be granted the opportunity to build up some medical experience in the workplace.

Once this is done, have a friend or family member read over it to make sure that you haven't missed any errors, and then start thinking about where you're going to send copies. Obvious choices like hospitals or local GP's surgeries are always a good place to start. Most hospitals will have some form of volunteer scheme that you can sign up for, so that's definitely an option.

Alternatively, you could take a look at some pharamacutical companies, if there are any near you. This can prove to be especially prudent if you want to work in medical science, as opposed to simply working with patients.

Whatever approach you take, you're going to need to put in a lot of time and effort, but it will be worth it in the end because being able to show that you were building up work experience in the field while studying is something that is highly respected by many employers.

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