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    Hey,

    I'm wondering what extra-curricular/ activities I should do/have for medicine.

    My hobbies at the moment include:

    Computer hardware and building computers
    I drew a similarity between computer hardware and the human body and its respective anatomy. The CPU (for those of you that understand the technical jargon) is like the heart, and the PC requires a certain set of components that work together, much like the organs of the human body do.

    Do you reckon that would be a good to write about in my PS? Or should I speak about other hobbies?


    What hobbies or extra-curriculars would you recommend?


    Thanks!
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    if you are interested in computers why do you wanna be a doctor? Have you got any volunteering experience. You can certainly speak about computers but I would keep it to minimum I think
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    do. not. put. that. in. your. personal. statement.
    do not put that in your personal statement at all.
    just forget about it.

    do what you enjoy. just get a couple of weeks of work/training/shadowing/volunteering at a medical institute
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    (Original post by kelefi)
    do. not. put. that. in. your. personal. statement.
    do not put that in your personal statement at all.
    just forget about it.

    do what you enjoy. just get a couple of weeks of work/training/shadowing/volunteering at a medical institute
    What if in his PS, he wrote "I'm a computer enthusiast. I immensely enjoy tinkering with computer hardware" for example and then if they asked him about it in his interview, he'd liken it to medicine in a semi-humorous fashion and say how a hard drive is like the brain, for example, in a non-serious manner (of course) - a way to convey a bit of humour and a bit of a link to medicine from a seemingly unrelated hobby, maybe?
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    that might work but he would have to choose the way he says it carefully, and he should only bring it up if its appropriate and should be careful as to which universities he does it with.

    best thing is to play it safe and not link it together, if the interviewer doesnt find it amusing it might weaken his position.

    if you do plan on it, gauge your interviewer carefully
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    It is ok to have interests outside of medicine! Mentioning it is fine. However, it should not be the focus of the personal statement by a long shot. You should be desperate to cut words out by the end because of all the reflection on your work experience and vounteering you have written. Even mentioning computers should be a luxury.

    (Original post by Alzimondo)
    What if in his PS, he wrote "I'm a computer enthusiast. I immensely enjoy tinkering with computer hardware" for example and then if they asked him about it in his interview, he'd liken it to medicine in a semi-humorous fashion and say how a hard drive is like the brain, for example, in a non-serious manner (of course) - a way to convey a bit of humour and a bit of a link to medicine from a seemingly unrelated hobby, maybe?
    No. It is a poor comparison, sounds childish and will not end well.
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    (Original post by jake4198)
    Hey,

    I'm wondering what extra-curricular/ activities I should do/have for medicine.

    My hobbies at the moment include:

    Computer hardware and building computers
    I drew a similarity between computer hardware and the human body and its respective anatomy. The CPU (for those of you that understand the technical jargon) is like the heart, and the PC requires a certain set of components that work together, much like the organs of the human body do.

    Do you reckon that would be a good to write about in my PS? Or should I speak about other hobbies?


    What hobbies or extra-curriculars would you recommend?


    Thanks!
    Isn't the CPU colloquially called "the brain of the computer?"




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