I want to apply for both medicine and pharmacy but

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    should I make my personal statement about just one course and will making my personal statement about one course (i.e medicine) reduce my chances of getting a place in pharmacy?
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    Definitely stick to one course, and if you're applying for both focus your PS on medicine. Worst comes to worst, you're much more likely to find pharmacy courses in clearing than medicine ones.
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    (Original post by jx2016)
    should I make my personal statement about just one course and will making my personal statement about one course (i.e medicine) reduce my chances of getting a place in pharmacy?
    Hello!

    Yes, just write about your Medicine course. Many students apply for both Medicine and Pharmacy, and focus there PS on just Med, so it's definitely the done thing.

    Plus, you are probably only applying to Pharmacy as your 5th choice? It makes sense to tailor your PS to your other 4 university course choices

    Good luck with writing it!

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    Apply to the 4 med schools with a medicine personal statement, after a week or so make a pharmacy personal statement and send it to your 5th choice course saying youve changed your mind about your career path and want to apply to them with this new personal statement.
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    I did exactly the same thing, applied to 4 med schools and fifth choice as UCL for pharmacy.
    I made my ps medicine orientated and called up UCL if they'd reject me cos of it. They said that they want a separate pharmacy based ps emailed in at the same time as submitting the ucas application. So just make sure you call the pharmacy uni you're interested in as not all of them require a separate ps.
    Hope this helps
    Goodluck!!


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