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    Hi guys,
    If you need any help with interviews, personal statements etc pm me
    I have a lot of free time until results day and I'd be more than happy to help


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    Hi, I'm writing my personal statement for medicine and I was wondering what everyone's general opinion would be on my mentioning that my role of caring as my mother has MS. I don't want it to seem as though I'm looking for a sympathy vote if you know what I mean and I know a large number of people tend to mention an ill family member as motivation towards the career. However I do feel that my 7/8 years spent as her primary carer is relevant to my statement and shows some transferable skill? I don't want to come across as cliche any opinions appreciated


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    (Original post by potato.toe)
    Hi, I'm writing my personal statement for medicine and I was wondering what everyone's general opinion would be on my mentioning that my role of caring as my mother has MS. I don't want it to seem as though I'm looking for a sympathy vote if you know what I mean and I know a large number of people tend to mention an ill family member as motivation towards the career. However I do feel that my 7/8 years spent as her primary carer is relevant to my statement and shows some transferable skill? I don't want to come across as cliche any opinions appreciated


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    Yes I would mention it
    Also remember to write down what you learnt from it and how that will benefit you as a doctor/medical student in the future


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    (Original post by spiritless98)
    Yes I would mention it
    Also remember to write down what you learnt from it and how that will benefit you as a doctor/medical student in the future


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    When uploading the personal statement onto UCAS, I know that there is a 4000 character and 47 line limit, but is that dependent on a certain font and size.
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    (Original post by alde123)
    When uploading the personal statement onto UCAS, I know that there is a 4000 character and 47 line limit, but is that dependent on a certain font and size.
    The font and size do not matter because they are converted to the format UCAS use when you copy your PS into the text box.*
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    (Original post by alde123)
    When uploading the personal statement onto UCAS, I know that there is a 4000 character and 47 line limit, but is that dependent on a certain font and size.
    No, there's a recommended font you should use.. I think it's mentioned on the UCAS website but I can't remember
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    (Original post by spiritless98)
    No, there's a recommended font you should use.. I think it's mentioned on the UCAS website but I can't remember
    Apparently on this website: http://www.schools-online.co.uk/linl...statements.htm
    its Times New Roman, size 12. Does that sound right?
 
 
 
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