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    hi guys

    i wunna study medicine in uni, and i need to write a killer personal statement, so that i stand out from the rest.

    wut shud i include

    i do bio and chem for a-levels btw
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    "I'm so uncreative and disinterested in my subject I asked people I'd never met to tell me what to write on my PS online"

    That'll definitely make you stand out.
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    (Original post by fazipops)

    i do bio and chem for a-levels btw
    I think you need at least 3 A Levels for medicine...
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    no u dnt

    im pretty sure its just bio and chem as specifics, then one of ur choice
    newy wut kinda stuff do they luk for in PS?
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    Play to your strengths tell them anything and everything about yourself that might help you when i did mine my first choice uni didn't have aplace for me on the course i applied for (BEd Early years) but after studying my personal statement they phoned and asked if i'd be interested in a slightly different course (BEd Music) so i said ok and have now got a place on that. Being medicine it may not work like that for you but you never know.

    Include extra curricular activities, hobbies, social activities anything at all.
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    and the interview, do i need to know any medicine info?

    if so, wut do i read-mags, journals etc...?
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    (Original post by fazipops)
    no u dnt

    im pretty sure its just bio and chem as specifics, then one of ur choice
    newy wut kinda stuff do they luk for in PS?
    Ahhh..the chat speak hurts
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    First of all, write in proper english. Second, get a job attachment at the local hospital. I bet that'll help. Plus, reinforce your A level bio plus do read medical journals if you can.

    I recommend a few textbooks that are quite good, Martini "Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology" and probably Guyton and Hall if you want to brush up on your medicine knowledge. Well, it's really up to you how passionate you are about your subject matter and how much effort you want to put in so that you'll get into medical school.
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    (Original post by fazipops)
    no u dnt

    im pretty sure its just bio and chem as specifics, then one of ur choice
    newy wut kinda stuff do they luk for in PS?
    I didn't say 3 specific a levels, the first post implied that only bio and chem were being taken.

    What is the 3rd subject?
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    My friend wants to take medicine. She does chem, phys, biology and french a-levels.

    She has been volunteering at a hospital for the last few months, volunteered at oxfam for a few weeks, and has taken positions of responsibility at school. She's also doing seminars and things, as well as being part of the science-lecture club. So yeah, that sort of thing.
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    work experience is ultimately the most important thing!!! My mate who's just finished her first year at UCL worked at a dentists every thurs afternoon for 2terms at school, did various weeks of work experience at General Hospital (different wards etc), helped a bit at GPs and a care home. Reading books and stuff is all very well for showing interest for other subjects, but medicine is a hands on subject and less you can show you've really had a taste of what it's like to be a doctor they won't even bother looking at your application. You need plenty of work experience (almost all of which should have been done before you apply and by the sounds of it you haven't done any - most people do it in their first year of 6th form or others already before that - when I was planning to do vet med I started helping out at local vets when I was 11!!!) and on top of that reasonably strong grades in bio/chem for most medical schools and then a third one from physics/maths....the exact requirements vary depending on whether you're trying to apply somewhere like Oxbridge or somewhere like Queen Mary's etc!
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    and the interview, do i need to know any medicine info?

    if so, wut do i read-mags, journals etc...?
    Yeah - have a basic knowledge of recent scientific advances. They could simply ask you what you have read about recently that interested you - it's very hard to blag questions like that. They are also obsessed with morality and ethics and decisions a doctor must make.
 
 
 

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