With the UK due to leave the EU in March 2019, many students looking to start their journey towards a medical career are concerned about the impact that Brexit will have on their employment prospects once they’ve completed their degrees.
Statistics from the NHS have shown that around 144,000 EU nationals work in health and social care in England, with approximately 10 per cent of doctors and 5 per cent of nurses coming from the EU.
With some health professionals planning to leave the EU to return to their countries of birth, this is placing further strain on a sector already under a significant amount of pressure to cope with the needs of more patients than ever before.
Back in 2016, it was estimated that one in three health care or medical roles was remaining vacant due to a failure to attract the right candidates. This shows that there are still plenty of opportunities for those looking to embark on their academic journey at medical school to find the career of their dreams once they’ve qualified.
However, getting into medical school is still a challenge, and it takes far more than just good grades to secure a place on a medical degree course.
Staying one step ahead of the competition is essential, as there are still more applicants than places on each medical degree course even though the NHS is crying out for qualified applicants. Our London and Surrey workshops and Doctor for a Day courses are becoming increasingly popular for those hoping to secure a spot at the medical school of their choice.
One of the most popular courses we offer is the Personal Statement Masterclass, led by industry professionals from both the medical profession and University Admission Officers dedicated to helping would-be medical students ace their personal statements.
During the one-day workshop, students will learn how to structure their personal statements to include everything that the admission officers are looking for, as well as making them engaging and to convey their commitment to their studies and future career.
The workshop also covers BMAT and UKCAT aptitude tests and gives tried and tested techniques on how to gain that all-important work experience in an industry that is particularly difficult to enter unless you are already studying at medical school.
To discover more about the benefits of our personal statement masterclass, click here.