I hope to apply to UCL this september, and have just noticed on thier applicaitons guide they say 'travel' is a good thing to look for.
Now, ive been on many trips abroad with school, and hope to travel extensively on my gap year, and thus see the world for myself, and its a genuine interest I aim to persue.
The thing is, how do i elequoently describe my wanderlust on my personal statement, without sounding as if i just enjoy a good jolly?
Being a medical Jack Kerouac watch
- Thread Starter
- 09-04-2011 17:59
- 09-04-2011 20:04
Justing saying what you hope to get out the experience and what you have gained from such experiences in the past is fine.
The whole point of the PS is to show how your experiences have given you insight that has informed your decision to study medicine and given you skills that will allow you to cope with the demands of the course.
Once you have written your PS, you can get it reviewed in the PS help forum by current students.
- 09-04-2011 23:33
- 10-04-2011 01:36
Travelling was my main " I am a normal person, honest" thing that I talked about in the social chunk of my PS and my interviewers were really keen to talk about it. Without putting words in your mouth, try and think about what aspects of your personality you associate with your wanderlust and how any of them relate to medicine.
For example, I did a lot of charity work abroad, so making a positive difference to the local community is really important to me.