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Alex’s Journey to Med School: Personal Statement

26th August 2020

  Our new blog and video series is created by Alex, who applied to medical school and is now a medical student at Leeds. In this series he will share his tips for each stage of the medical school application process. Your personal statement is your opportunity to express your willingness and desire to study…

Writing your personal statement

How to Start Writing Your Personal Statement

  You know exactly why you want to study medicine and you’re super excited to start applying, but when it comes to writing your Medicine personal statement your mind goes blank and you have no idea what to say. If this sounds familiar, then here are some tips to help get the personal statement ball…

Books to Read Before Personal Statement

5 Books to Read Before Writing Your Personal Statement

  In your personal statement, demonstration of wider reading around medicine is something few students think about, and yet it can make a real difference to your application. Stuck on what to read? Here are three books I read when I applied to strengthen my knowledge of medicine. Want expert feedback on your personal statement?…

Personal Statement Work Experience

Personal Statement: 5 Tips on Writing About Work Experience

  Work experience is an essential component of your personal statement for medical school.  Whether you worked every Saturday at your local nursing home, spent two weeks in an operating theatre or did some online work experience (like BSMS’ virtual work experience) you’d be surprised how much you’ve actually learnt – and how relevant it…

10 Step Checklist Personal Statement

11-Step Checklist for Your Medicine Personal Statement

  Got a finished draft of your Personal Statement for Medicine? Proofreading and editing is key to making it perfect! Here’s our 11-step checklist to work your way through to make your personal statement the best it can be before sending off your application. Want expert feedback on your personal statement? Get your statement reviewed…

Personal Statement Motivation

Personal Statement: 5 Tips on Writing About Motivation

  Writing your medical personal statement and want tips on how to write about your motivation?  Because studying medicine is such a commitment, universities want to know that you have sufficient motivation to make it through – and you’ll have to prove it on your personal statement. After all, no medical school wants to take…

Interview-Proofing Your Personal Statement

25th August 2020

  Writing your Medicine personal statement can be tricky. You only have 47 lines (or 4000 characters) to get across everything you want to show the admissions tutors. Universities use the personal statement differently – check out how medical schools use your personal statement here. There might seem to be slightly less emphasis on the…

personal statement for medicine

Personal Statement for Medicine: Top 5 Traits

  In this blog, we go over the top 5 personal statement traits that admissions tutors love! There is no guaranteed formula for success. But the following list of personal statement ‘must-haves’ comes from doctors, admissions tutors and education professionals with years of experience. Want expert feedback on your personal statement? Get your statement reviewed by…

5 Common Mistakes Personal Statement

8 Common Personal Statement Mistakes to Avoid

  Writing your Medicine personal statement can be tricky, especially when you’re applying for medicine. It’s a fine balance between hitting all the points required, but making it unique to your own personality and experiences. With university admissions tutors reading thousands of personal statements every year, here are eight common mistakes to avoid to give a…

Personal Statement Character Count

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Personal Statement Fit the Character Count

You’ve spent weeks refining your personal statement – and there is now only one thing standing in the way of you and hitting send on your UCAS application: the UCAS character count. One of the most frustrating parts of the university admissions process is cutting down the personal statement to less than 4000 characters and…

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