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    please ask here and i will PM you if you will look at it and offer any advice to improvements? pleeasse help would be appreciated! its hard to find a line between enthusiastic and up there in the clouds! I don't really want to leave it on a public forum, thanx x
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    You are quite organised already! I bet you are the first one in year 12 to finish your first draft of your personal statement. I would check it for you if you want.

    Some sample medicine PS: http://www.studential.com/personalst...se.asp?type=36
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    I'm not a medic, but I will look at it for you if you like. Just send me a PM.

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    from the Sticky at the veeery top of this very forum:

    (Original post by Madprof)
    I'll be happy to look at medicine/biomedical ones
    (Original post by Elles)
    Medicine ones for me.

    (but please PM & ask in advance in case i'm having a busy few days)


    In the interests of reassurance about the potential inadvertent plaigarism issues & that I might have a general clue about PS writing..

    I'm just finishing off my 2nd year at Oxford & have been quite involved in general access/admissions-y things. back in the day I also got offers from Imperial & Bristol. & critiqued quite a few PSs last year - but be warned i tend to go for 'brutal honesty' rather than sugar coating things..
    (Original post by Timeofyourlife)
    I can help with medicine.
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    thanx trev thats a really good site, it also has some links back to this message board :eek:

    elles should i just randomly PM madprof and timeofyourlife? sorry I obviously didn't pay much attention to that sticky :rolleyes:
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    Hold up hold up.

    Excuse me for stating the obvious but:

    1. How do people who have never been to university going to help you know what admissions tutors are looking for?

    2. Ditto but if you aren't studying medicine, you'll have very little idea about what they are looking for, the perspective a medical student can give is much more valueable than an A level student who just wants to make it look like they're doing something!

    3. You may actually do more harm than good if you don't have any experience with wihich to help people. Imagine someone changed their PS just because of something you'd said when you really know nothing about medicine.
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    (Original post by Sarky)
    Hold up hold up.

    Excuse me for stating the obvious but:

    1. How do people who have never been to university going to help you know what admissions tutors are looking for?

    2. Ditto but if you aren't studying medicine, you'll have very little idea about what they are looking for, the perspective a medical student can give is much more valueable than an A level student who just wants to make it look like they're doing something!

    3. You may actually do more harm than good if you don't have any experience with wihich to help people. Imagine someone changed their PS just because of something you'd said when you really know nothing about medicine.

    Hence why that other thread was started.

    Both Elles and timeofyourlife study medicine.

    :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by erk)
    Hence why that other thread was started.

    Both Elles and timeofyourlife study medicine.

    :rolleyes:
    Then my post obviously wasn't aimed at them. Maybe it was aimed at trev and Manatee. Did you actually have a point? :rolleyes: And thank you for the info but i know they study medicine. I study medicine myself.
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    1)- well they don't!
    but some people here are studying medicine!... and even if they aren't, it's useful to have another perspective, i've just been staring at it for ages and moving bits around :cool: my eyes are going fuzzy
    3)- i have some idea of how i want my PS to be and wouldn't necessarily change it for one person based on their inexperienced opinion.
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    did you have a point? isn't it obvious that people who don't go to uni, or don't study medicine are useless? i gather the person understands this, "PM madprof and timeofyourlife?", suggesting they know the 'experts' :rolleyes:

    Good for you, congratulations.
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    (Original post by erk)
    did you have a point? isn't it obvious that people who don't go to uni, or don't study medicine are useless? i gather the person understands this, "PM madprof and timeofyourlife?", suggesting they know the 'experts' :rolleyes:

    Good for you, congratulations.
    I don't see why you're making a point of this. My point was: Do people like trev and Manatee really know enough about medicine to be of any use? It obviously wasn't obvious to them otherwise they wouldn't have offered in the first place :rolleyes:.
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    (Original post by erk)
    i gather the person understands this, "PM madprof and timeofyourlife?", suggesting they know the 'experts' :rolleyes:
    is that me you're refering to? hmmm well much as you could spend your time arguing, you could look at my PS and offer advice? if you wanted? seeing as sarky you study medicine and are worried about me gettin dodgy advice.
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    er, group hug everyone? :p:

    i think i see both sides of the coin here - which is why i just posted info from the other thread.. because i think being a current medical student - having gone through the admissions procedure yourself, knowing about the backgrounds & experiences of your peers & coming into contact with admissions/tutors will be quite a help with a medical PS - that obviously has to be far more vocational than a typical subject PS.

    that said, i also see Loopz's point about even if people aren't they can offer another perspective.. & Manatee does seem quite aware she's not a medic! (& as i remember has had a reasonable amount of applying to uni experience & applications in general? )

    when i asked non medics/people uninvolved in medical admissions/with previous experience of this specifically (i.e. my form tutor, my parents etc) to look at my PS i did specifically ask that their advice be on say, structure & language & grammar, rather than content though.. to avoid any potential misconceptions about what the content should be like.


    Loopz - i got your PM & will reply as soon as i get a chance.. although this upcoming weekend is pretty busy (boyf finishing finals & my birthday! ) so may not have time to give a thorough critique until next week.
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    :rofl: you made me laugh!
    okay thanks, no rush i have until october 15th
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    (Original post by Loopz)
    is that me you're refering to? hmmm well much as you could spend your time arguing, you could look at my PS and offer advice? if you wanted? seeing as sarky you study medicine and are worried about me gettin dodgy advice.
    I'm not too worried about you getting dodgy advice, i'd gathered that you're intelligent enough not to take everything that is offered as the gospel. I didn't want an argument i was making a point. And my point was that i'm not sure how Manatee and trev could help. I didn't want to turn it into this sort of petty argument but a helpful as trev can be, some of the information he gives out he wrong, or opinionated rather than factual. I was actually trying to be tactful but there you go.

    I never said i could do anything better than them, things like grammar and stucture shouldn't be underestimated. I don't have enough experience myself to give you advice that i think would be useful, unless you had specific things in common with my application, my ps was more specialised than most medics ones.
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    (Original post by Sarky)
    I'm not too worried about you getting dodgy advice, i'd gathered that you're intelligent enough not to take everything that is offered as the gospel. I didn't want an argument i was making a point. And my point was that i'm not sure how Manatee and trev could help. I didn't want to turn it into this sort of petty argument but a helpful as trev can be, some of the information he gives out he wrong, or opinionated rather than factual. I was actually trying to be tactful but there you go.

    I never said i could do anything better than them, things like grammar and stucture shouldn't be underestimated. I don't have enough experience myself to give you advice that i think would be useful, unless you had specific things in common with my application, my ps was more specialised than most medics ones.
    yes i think i understood, and i am quite intelligent enough to apply to medicine so I think i won't "take everything that is offered as the gospel."
    I am sure you didn't want to reduce this to some sort of argument, but i feel intimidated/belittled, thanks.
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    (Original post by Loopz)
    yes i think i understood, and i am quite intelligent enough to apply to medicine so I think i won't "take everything that is offered as the gospel."
    I am sure you didn't want to reduce this to some sort of argument, but i feel intimidated/belittled, thanks.

    Well i'm sorry if you feel like that, I think i said in my very first post in this thread that my comments were aimed at people offering help who were inexperienced.

    I was trying to be nice but what i was trying to say was : trev why are offering to help Loopz with her ps when you are applying for computer science, know very little about medicine and what you do know is often wrong?
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    thanks for your concern then, i shouldn't have been so defensive when that wasn't especially aimed at me
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    I would read over it, but certain members feel i'm not good enough.

    :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by erk)
    I would read over it, but certain members feel i'm not good enough.

    :rolleyes:

    Look can you drop this please? I don't know you and my point wasn't aimed at you. I've cleared this up with the Loopz so just get over it. We have. Thank you.
 
 
 
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