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Work experience 2017

Work experience direct applications

Students may submit a request for work experience by applying directly to a department/specialty of interest with a covering letter and CV if available.

Information on our ward areas/specialties and a list of consultants can be accessed via our Clinical Services section.

Students must be over 16 years of age to be placed in a clinical area and aged over 18 years of age to attend theatres.

If you are 15 years of age you can submit a request for a placement in non-clinical areas or departments, such as administration.

Work experience programmes

An Introduction to the NHS - three day programme 2017

The programme is varied, and students get an insight into the different departments/specialties across the Oxford hospitals.

Students who undertook the 2017 programme were placed in the Oxford Transplant Centre, Upper GI Surgery at the Churchill site, the Trauma Unit, the Microbiology laboratories, the Oxford Eye Hospital at the JR site and the Oxford Centre for Enablement at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre to name but a few.

Applications for the three day work experience programme 2017 are no longer available. Please check this website in the New Year for an update on the summer programme for 2018.

Department programmes

Occupational Therapy offers a three day placement on their programme which runs from 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday/Thursday (three days offered in one week). Applications for this programme are available on request from the from the Work Experience Office.

The Physiotherapy Department offers a work experience programme which runs from 1.30pm Monday to 12.30pm Friday.

The Life Science Programme incorporates a variety of laboratories, and the programme runs from 9.30am Tuesday to 4.00pm Friday.

We regret that we are not currently able to send or accept further applications for the Life Science programme at this time.

In line with Trust procedure the following administration fees are chargeable for all work experience placements.

  • £25 for one day of observation
  • £40 for all direct applications of up to one week
  • £30 for all department programmes.

Contact us

For enquiries please contact:

  • Organisational Development and Workforce Directorate
    1st Floor, OUH Cowley
    Unipart House Business Centre
    Garsington Road
    Oxford OX4 2PG

  • Tel: 01865 740345
  • Our aim is to respond to your enquiry within five working days.

Unfortunately we are unable to respond regarding the following.

Elective placements for medical students

Please visit:

www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/electives

Students undertaking a recognised course who are looking for a clinical placement

Please visit:

Education and training

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