Experience Medicine

The Experience Medicine programme offers prospective Medicine applicants (transitioning from S5 to S6) the opportunity to get hands-on work experience in a medical setting.

Programme content

Run jointly by NHS Fife and the University of St Andrews, the week-long placement incorporates:

  • clinical work experience
  • MMI interview skills training and preparation
  • sessions on communication skills, trust, and ethics in the medical profession.

The programme will help you to understand what a career in medicine involves. Clinical sessions and skills training will prepare you to apply to university and provide experiences that you can refer to when writing your personal statement. 

Summer 2022

In summer 2022, the programme will run on a weekly basis between 4 July and 26 August.

Each placement will last one week and run from Monday-Friday at the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy. Students will be expected to make their own travel arrangements and be available for the full week between 8am and 6pm.

Some funding may be available to support with travel costs – this will be administered on a case-by-case basis. Information about how to request support with travel costs will be provided when a place on the programme is confirmed.

Priority for places will be given to those assessed as:

  • residing in the lowest 40% most deprived areas within Scotland as determined by the Scottish Government SIMD 2020 dataset or
  • being looked after as a result of a local authority order. See information on care experienced applicants or
  • being registered as a young carer. See information on young carers or
  • being estranged. See information on estranged applicants or
  • being a refugee.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying to the programme, please complete the form below.

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