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    Hello, I am trying to write me personal to apply to medicine and have just become stuck. I know I need to start writing it now and people say just start writing and it gets easier, not for me it seems haha. I have tried looking through some example and nothing clicked, I need some help.

    How do I start it without putting in cliches or a boring start?
    Or what do I include and not include?

    I would appreciate if you guys could help by suggesting helpful information and any other useful advice. Such as, how to start my PS, great things to include in it, how to structure it, how to make it "stand out", please include any other information which may be useful and helpful for when I'm wiritng my PS.

    Also if you link me to some examples of great medicine personal statement that have gotten offers that would be very much appreicated too.

    Thanks.
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    Also if you link me to some examples of great medicine personal statement that have gotten offers that would be very much appreciated too.

    Thanks.
    Hello,

    It's common to find it hard to start your personal statement. Partly because it's natural to get writer's block when starting a big piece of writing, but also because the first few sentences are by far the hardest part of your personal statement.

    Therefore there is a solution to this. Don't start at the beginning. Start with the two sections you have most to write about. For most people, this is their work experience and extra-curricular activities.

    Firstly, fill out bullet points - write as much as possible about the things you have done that are relevant to your application. Talk about specific examples to show you have thought about your experiences. Describe what you have learned from them and how that has shaped your desire to study medicine.

    Then when you have lots of words on the page, you can begin to knit it all together to form the overall personal statement. Once you have a document taking shape, you will find it much easier to add in the introduction.

    The most important thing is to start with the easiest bit and avoid writing in full sentences. Once you start getting more material on the page, it gets much easier to continue.

    Hope that helps
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    Hello,

    It's common to find it hard to start your personal statement. Partly because it's natural to get writer's block when starting a big piece of writing, but also because the first few sentences are by far the hardest part of your personal statement.

    Therefore there is a solution to this. Don't start at the beginning. Start with the two sections you have most to write about. For most people, this is their work experience and extra-curricular activities.

    Firstly, fill out bullet points - write as much as possible about the things you have done that are relevant to your application. Talk about specific examples to show you have thought about your experiences. Describe what you have learned from them and how that has shaped your desire to study medicine.

    Then when you have lots of words on the page, you can begin to knit it all together to form the overall personal statement. Once you have a document taking shape, you will find it much easier to add in the introduction.

    The most important thing is to start with the easiest bit and avoid writing in full sentences. Once you start getting more material on the page, it gets much easier to continue.

    Hope that helps

    Hello,

    Thanks for the help, I see in the book it says to write in a way that addresses the needs of each university I am applying for, how do I do that?
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    Hello,

    Thanks for the help, I see in the book it says to write in a way that addresses the needs of each university I am applying for, how do I do that?
    This is a small point and not something to worry about too early, but of course I'll explain.

    This is mostly referring to course structure. Because the same statement goes to every university, it must be applicable to all. For example, don't say how excited you are for full body dissection if you're applying to two universities that don't offer it. In that case it's better not to mention it directly.

    If you're applying to all PBL universities, for example, talking about some ways you've shown self-motivated and self-directed learning could be extremely valuable as these are characteristics that will help you do well on a PBL course.
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    (Original post by Phantomx60)
    Hello, I am trying to write me personal to apply to medicine and have just become stuck. I know I need to start writing it now and people say just start writing and it gets easier, not for me it seems haha. I have tried looking through some example and nothing clicked, I need some help.

    How do I start it without putting in cliches or a boring start?
    Or what do I include and not include?

    I would appreciate if you guys could help by suggesting helpful information and any other useful advice. Such as, how to start my PS, great things to include in it, how to structure it, how to make it "stand out", please include any other information which may be useful and helpful for when I'm wiritng my PS.

    Also if you link me to some examples of great medicine personal statement that have gotten offers that would be very much appreicated too.

    Thanks.
    There are over 100 medicine personal statements in the PS library: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/cont...nal-statements

    (plus another 16 waiting for be catalogued http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki..._be_catalogued )

    Don't pay £15 for something that's available for free!
 
 
 
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