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Medical Work Experience


Since 2008, we have run a medical work experience programme for students aged 17 and above. The programme allows those aspiring to a career in the healthcare sector an opportunity to gain an awareness of the role that they might be interested in, enabling them to obtain a better understanding of the work involved. Attending a programme like the one we offer is particularly useful for strengthening university or job applications. Entry is extremely competitive and this type of learning opportunity helps students to stand out.

Our programme provides students with the opportunity to experience a variety of hospital departments, interact with a broad range of healthcare professionals, and gain career insight into the field of medicine and surgery.

Introductory presentations, observing the work that goes on in the ward and other patient areas, and participating in interactive experiences and hands–on learning with simulation models are some of the opportunities available. An advisor from the University of Birmingham provides an insight into how to apply to medical school.

Whilst the programme runs for two weeks each year, students may only attend for one week. The application process usually opens in early January and closes at the end of March, with eligibility being limited to students living or attending schools, colleges or higher educational establishments within the Dudley area. We evaluate feedback provided by students and, where possible, changes are made to improve how we deliver the programme.

Am I eligible for Work Experience?

You must be a student in Year 12 and above and must be 17 years of age at the time the work experience takes place, and either attend schools/colleges or higher educational establishments within the Dudley area or reside in the Dudley borough.

How to apply –

Recruitment for the Medical Work Experience opens on 2 January 2022.

Applicants will then need to download the application form from 2 January and complete it with all the appropriate signatures. Please return the form to or alternatively post to;

Undergraduate Centre,
2nd Floor, North Wing,
Russells Hall Hospital,
Pensnett Road,

Please note that the closing date for applications is 31st March 2022.

We will be running Medical Work Experience for two weeks only.

For any queries, please email:

Please access the following link for more information and to download application form: Active Learning – The Ron Grimley Undergraduate Centre (