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 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 (see application form for full details).


Work experience applications

In July 2022, we were able to reopen our Work Experience Programme to in-person applications after a hiatus due to Covid-19.  Since then, we have been delighted to have been able to help almost 400 students on their path to becoming a doctor. Unfortunately, the work experience programme is now closed to new applications, as maximum capacity has been reached for the current academic year (full up to and including August 2023). Once we know exactly what we are able to offer for the coming year, we will be inviting new applications again, so please do check back here in April for the updated application form.


You may also wish to consider volunteering. More information can be found here:


Useful links for students

Student friendly advice and guidance on the 350 different roles within the NHS with interactive quizzes, real-life stories and videos aimed at students taking their first steps in a career in the NHS

Informative guidance about planning a career in the NHS

Click here for guidance from MSC on work experience before applying to Medical School.

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