We are often asked about the type of work experience that we expect students to undertake in preparation of making an application. We would recommend that prospective students read the Medical Schools Council work experience guide.
The ability to demonstrate and reflect on what you learn, about yourself and about medicine, through work experience is the main factor we are looking for when assessing your work experience. This ability to reflect on what you learnt from your work experience will be assessed via your personal statement, and may be assessed at interview.
Work Experience Guidance
We appreciate that it is a difficult time to gain relevant experience in healthcare. First time applicants to medicine will all be in the same situation, and will be finding it hard to gain work/volunteer experience or paid employment in the health sector. All medical schools are aware that the opportunities open to you have been affected and will take this into account when assessing your application.
UCL Medical School has never required clinical work experience or a specific duration of time spent completing work experience. We recommend that prospective students read the Medical Schools Council new work experience guidance in the time of Covid-19.