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MedStart4U Taster Days and Work Experience

  • Multiple Dates Available
  • Hosted by University of KentDelivered at: Off campus

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to be able to offer a series of free taster days for Year 11 and 12 students who are considering exploring a career in medicine.

During the taster days, students will have the opportunity to:

  • talk informally to current medical students who are studying and working in local hospitals and who will provide a real insight into getting into medical school and what it is like studying to be a doctor.
  • talk with foundation programme doctors who are in their first years and who will be able to provide first-hand knowledge of life as a busy "doctor in training" in an acute hospital setting.
  • learn what it is that admissions tutors, selection committees and interview panels are looking for in candidates and how you can impress.
  • gain practical advice on how to write a good personal statement and what sort of questions to expect at interview.
  • what education and training as a doctor, either in a hospital or GP setting is like.

The taster dates are scheduled to take place on the following dates:

  • 02 April 2019 at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford 
  • 28 June 2019 at the Queen Elizabeth Mother Hospital, Margate

In addition to the taster days, MedStart Plus provides students with an opportunity undertake a week of work experience in a secondary and primary care setting. MedStart Plus is aimed at students over 16 only who have participated in a MedStart4U Taster Day.

Please note places on both programmes are limited and early booking is advised. For further information please refer to:




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