Work experience

If you’re a student in Year 10 or above, studying in the South West and are thinking about studying a medical, dental, biomedical or healthcare sciences course at university, our work experience programme allows you a taster of just what life as a student at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Medicine

Visiting students will be able to take part in both practical hands on workshops as well as talks, mock interviews and group discussions. In previous years students have been offered the below activities:

  • Introduction to problem based learning (PBL)
  • Anatomy sessions using the 3D virtual dissection anatomage table.
  • Admissions talks
  • UCAT talks
  • Cranial nerves examination: demonstration on how to examine each one systematically
  • Overview of Clinical Skills Resource Centre (CSRC): Venepuncture, blood glucose measurements, pregnant abdomen, airways management (intubation), basic life support and blood pressure taking
  • Demonstration of the A-E assessments of patients, and management of in-hospital emergencies. Simsuite practice, applying A-E assessment knowledge as an in-hospital team
  • Mock MMI interviews

Where and when?

The work experience programme for medicine is usually split between the main University of Plymouth Campus and John Bull Building at Derriford. Work experience sessions usually run from Monday - Friday, 10:00am until 3:00pm.

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We advise that you register your interest in this as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

"Thank you for allowing me to spend such an amazing week at the Peninsula Medical School. I enjoyed it so much and I’d love to do it all over again. It has really influenced my medical interests! The students who ran the programme were so lovely and welcoming.”
Amy, Year 10

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Dentistry

Visiting students will be able to take part in both practical hands on workshops as well as project work, workshops, mock interviews and presentations. In previous years students have been offered the below activities:

  • Application and interview presentations
  • Introduction to Simulated Dental Learning Environment (SDLE). Clinical sessions involving the creation of alginate impressions, fillings and rubber dams
  • Enquiry based learning (EBL) workshops including presentation preparation
  • Mock interviews
  • Staff presentations 
  • Campus tour and quiz
  • Project work
  • Question and answer sessions

Where and when?

The work experience programme for dentistry usually takes place on the main University of Plymouth campus. With sessions running for four days (weekdays), 10:00am until 3:00pm.

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We advise that you register your interest in this as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

"I really wanted to thank you again for the positive work experience at Peninsula Dental School; I found the 3 days thoroughly enjoyable and feel as though I have been given a really valuable insight into dentistry which has made me even more determined to pursue a career in this field. I’m looking forward to any further courses/workshops on the pathways programme that Peninsula may offer in the future.”
Haseebah, Kingsbridge Community College, year 12

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Biomedical Science

Visiting students will be able to take part in both practical hands on workshops as well as tours, group work and presentations. In previous years students have been offered the below activities:

  • Application and interview guidance
  • Group work projects and presentations
  • Lab tours
  • Measuring energy expenditure using open circuit spirometry workshop
  • Clinical Physiology: Cold face immersion and ECG workshop
  • Peak flow, heart rate variability, and finger blood flow plethysmography application workshop
  • Lab work on microscopy of blood films 
  • Nutrition lab workshop

Where and when?

The work experience programme for biomedical scince usually takes place on the main University of Plymouth Campus. Some sessions may take place at our Derriford campus but transportation is included in the programme. Sessions run for three days (weekdays), 10:00am until 4:00pm.

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We advise that you register your interest in this as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

“I really enjoyed the several laboratory sessions, ECG and viewing human blood cells which reinforces all that I have studied in A level Biology. I would love to have a career in healthcare science”
Pupil, Year 12

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Chris wanted to be a doctor from age five, but – with no medical professional in his family, and no pathway to speak of – was concerned he would never get in.

I doubted I would get in to medical school, but a taster week gave me confidence

After undertaking a week-long widening participation work experience programme, Chris became confident that he could achieve his dream.

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