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Medicine Kent Work Experience

February 8, 2021

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Speakers for this programme include:

Please note that speakers may change per cohort

When is it?

The programme ran from February 8th – 19th.

When is the deadline?

The deadline for this event has passed.

Am I eligible?

This event is no longer accepting applications.

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What’s involved

Live workshops with employers

You’ll meet professionals in live
workshops and be able to ask
them questions.

Work and assignments

You’ll complete activities and work assignments to develop skills and knowledge.

Fits into your schedule

Complete all work and assignments at times that are suitable to you.

Benefits

This programme is free for students.

Add the experience to your CV and Personal Statement.

You’ll get practical skills and knowledge.

You’ll earn a certificate if you complete the
programme.

Overview

We have teamed up with Kent and Medway NHS Trusts to bring students a 2 week Medicine Virtual Work Experience programme. Open to students in Year 11 and Year 12, the programme aims to provide an overview of what a career in medicine can offer. There is the opportunity to meet NHS medical professionals, ask them questions and learn about their day to day work. Students will also learn about different areas of medicine and complete work and assignments. Upon completion of the full programme, students will receive a certificate to add to CVs and/or Personal Statements.

The programme ran from February 8th – 19th.

Programme Provided by:

Kent and Medway NHS Trusts

What you’ll cover

There is around 10 hours of activity which can fit around other obligations. There are live webinars but once they have taken place a recording was available to watch. During this 10 hour work experience programme the following areas will be covered:

  • The World of NHS
  • A career in Medicine
  • General Practitioners (GP)
  • Surgery
  • Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Teaching Fellows
  • Pathology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics or Anaesthetics
  • Careers

A number of NHS Trusts in Kent and Medway have developed this work experience programme, including:

  • Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
  • Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • Medway Community Health Care Trust
  • Virgin Care
  • Kent County Council

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Virtual Work Experience

Common Questions

Please take a look at the FAQs below; and If you still need help, you can speak to our team on Live Chat. Monday to Friday (9am - 6pm).
What device should I use?
Use a desktop computer if you’re able to and use the Chrome browser.
What if I can’t attend a live talk?
Don’t worry if you can’t attend a webinar a recording will be added for you to watch on-demand.
What times are the webinars and where can I watch them?
You can find all the webinars within the live webinar section of your virtual work experience programme. You can resume your virtual work experience programme by going to our work experience platform and signing in below.

The webinars typically last for about 40 minutes to an hour, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers via a Q&A function.

https://experience.springpod.co.uk/users/sign_in
Do I need to watch the webinar to do the activities?
We recommend that you watch the webinars live where possible, as the industry experts and professionals will be able to give you insights that you may wish to use for the activity. However, for most programmes, you should be able to complete the activities and quizzes with the information that has been provided too.
What software do you use for the live talks?
We use a tool called BigMarker & YouTube Live for our live talks that won’t require you to download anything.
What if I can’t upload my work?
Please try saving your work as a PDF before uploading it.
I can’t sign in because my password isn’t working
If you forgot your password then you should be able to reset it here:

https://experience.springpod.co.uk/users/password/new

Don’t forget your work experience account is different from your main Springpod account so your passwords won’t be the same.
Where do I resume the programme?
You can resume your virtual work experience programme by going to our work experience platform and signing in here:

https://experience.springpod.co.uk/users/sign_in
I never received an email inviting me to join a programme?
If you completed the application process before the deadline then you should have received an email informing you whether or not you have a place. If you did not then please email: hello@springpod.co.uk
Do I need my camera on for Live Talks?
No, not at all! You do not need your camera on at any time. Just be sure you have a good set of speakers or headphones for the live talks.
Will I receive a certificate?
Yes, you will receive a certificate on completion of your programme. This will be emailed to you.
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