At NHS Forth Valley we recognise the importance of helping young people make an informed choice about possible NHS careers and the pathways open to them.
We are committed to supporting the transition from school into higher or further education, and employment, and offer placements to pupils in the senior phase of school to support this.
In order to access a placement within NHS Forth Valley (even if you have identified a host department by yourself) pupils must complete the work placement application form.
We will work to identify a placement for you within 8 weeks of receiving your request and will inform you as soon as a suitable placement has been identified. If we are unable to accommodate your request, we will let you know.
Unfortunately, we’re not always able to accommodate week long placements in some of our services and there are times when we have to limit the offer to a day or two. There may also be times when we cannot accommodate the exact dates requested.
If you an enquiry in relation to your request please contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Observation and Reflection
The Scottish Medical Schools do not require direct observation of healthcare. Volunteering and paid part time work are very useful ways of gaining experience. Virtual observation and reflection is also very helpful.
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde have excellent Virtual Ward Rounds resources. By working through these you will take away some important learning points about how the whole team interacts in a hospital environment and how both patients and staff may feel about certain scenarios.
I want to be a Doctor
The Medical Schools Council offers advice on the type of work experience needed to support your application to study Medicine. The entry requirement pages of the university you wish to apply to will have detailed information about the application process and requirements.
Direct observation and other examples of work experience can be accessed.
Live Online Lectures – UCAT and Application Support
Open to anyone interested whether they have previously attended work experience or a formal medical school application advice event or not.
- Visit You Can Be A Doctor
Meet the Medics
Live event allowing small group discussions with current doctors and medical students from around Scotland to gain an insight into the career.
Open to anyone about to apply for medical school this October and who has not previously attended a work experience placement or a formal medical school application advice event (such as Get Ready for Medicine, Medic Insight or the REACH lecture week).
- More information can be found at: You Can Be A Doctor
We are planning to run local events in Forth Valley and these can be accessed on the Forth Valley Medical Education website.
The Scottish Government has a widening access programme for many professions including Medicine. Direct entry to the medical undergraduate course (A100) and the Glasgow access Programme (GAP) offer a range of options for suitable applicants.