HELP! Optometry personal statement

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What to include in an optometry personal statement? All the things online are pretty vague... There are not many example optometry personal statements.. Not sure how to start my optometry personal statement

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You should follow the format and guidance for a medicine personal statement. Talk about why you want to study the subject, what you know about working in the field and any experience you have.
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I have done this, but what if I dont have experience in Optometry but have shadowed doctors in hospital. Would this help??
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If you can bring it back to your interest in the subject, any relevant skills gained or have done anything that optometrists might then yes. Otherwise it's not relevant.
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You need to show that you are making an informed decision - how can you know that something is right for you if you haven't shadowed anyone, or even just spoken to anyone about the role? While being a doctor is a similar field, this course is very specific and therefore not really relevant to optometry. You've still got time to try and arrange some work experience, so try and do that soon
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