Work experience

Interested in becoming a future doctor?

Working in connection with Health Education England, we have a dedicated work experience programme which provides secondary school students the opportunity to gain career insight into a variety of specialties, but is primarily aimed at students whose career goal is to become an NHS doctor.

Our observational clinical work experience placements are a valuable and required element for all students wishing to apply to medical school.

All of our placements are observational (no hands-on tasks) and are supervised by a nominated consultant and their team, with additional guidance and support from the Epsom Undergraduate Education Centre.

The weekly placements run from Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). No weekend exposure is permitted.

Please be aware that students must be at least 16 years of age to take part and that further age restrictions are imposed on certain departments.

Current programme status

Due to the current pandemic, we have had to restrict work experience activity within the trust. Sadly we are unable to accept any new applications at this time.

We are working on new ways to help students gain experience and will update this page as information becomes available.

Additional information for students

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