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    Getting into Medicine

    Do I need prior work experience in the medical field to be pass an interview for Medicine in UNSW/WSU (or any other uni in NSW)

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    Re: Getting into Medicine

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsmoke View Post
    Do I need prior work experience in the medical field to be pass an interview for Medicine in UNSW/WSU (or any other uni in NSW)
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    Re: Getting into Medicine

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsmoke View Post
    Do I need prior work experience in the medical field to be pass an interview for Medicine in UNSW/WSU (or any other uni in NSW)
    part of your medical degree already requires a compulsory 2 year internship or something

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    Re: Getting into Medicine

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsmoke View Post
    Do I need prior work experience in the medical field to be pass an interview for Medicine in UNSW/WSU (or any other uni in NSW)
    nah but like if you did work experience at like a medical clinic and/or hospital it helps in answering interview questions but any prior work experience can be related to anything just depends on how you phrase it

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    Re: Getting into Medicine

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    Re: Getting into Medicine

    You don't need it. However, having work experience (in any field) or life experience in general is always beneficial since it tells the examiner that you know what you're doing. A five year old could say that they're passionate for medicine, but how could they know that unless they've done a bit of practical research into possible careers?

    Ultimately, it also comes down to what you've learnt from these experiences. Learning to deal with customers in a small job is better than going on a hospital placement for work experience and having nothing to say about it. Interviewers don't expect you to have medical experience, so it's more important to think about what you've learnt and mistakes you've made from previous experiences!

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