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    Hi,
    I'm looking into applying to Bristol. I got a pretty low ukcat score at 632.5 avg but band 1 sjt, with 6a*s 1 btec distinction* and 3as at gcse.
    I'm really trying to tailor my personal statement to Bristol by mentioning my part time job, work experience and other extra curricular activities (volunteering in a care home, going to medical conferences/lectures and being the year 12 student representative) and linking these back to the qualities of a doctor (working in a multidisciplinary team, empathy ect).
    Is there anyone who has applied to Bristol successfully (or unsuccessfully!) or knows someone who has who can give me some advice? Also, I know the ukcat weighting is low at 20% but would my score still hinder my chances? Or does it work out that getting an interview relies on your personal statement?
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    Hi,
    I'm looking into applying to Bristol. I got a pretty low ukcat score at 632.5 avg but band 1 sjt, with 6a*s 1 btec distinction* and 3as at gcse.
    I'm really trying to tailor my personal statement to Bristol by mentioning my part time job, work experience and other extra curricular activities (volunteering in a care home, going to medical conferences/lectures and being the year 12 student representative) and linking these back to the qualities of a doctor (working in a multidisciplinary team, empathy ect).
    Is there anyone who has applied to Bristol successfully (or unsuccessfully!) or knows someone who has who can give me some advice? Also, I know the ukcat weighting is low at 20% but would my score still hinder my chances? Or does it work out that getting an interview relies on your personal statement?
    Thanks!
    Hi there!

    In terms of tailoring your personal statement for medicine to a specific med school, many universities will look for the same things (for example, reflecting on work experience, extracurriculars, etc).

    However, regarding work experience specifically, you might find it useful to look at our page on Medical School Work Experience Requirements, which details the kinds of work experience each med school looks for.

    For how universities use your personal statement, you could also look at our page on How Medical Schools Use Your Personal Statement.

    And for how medical schools use the UKCAT - check out our UKCAT guide!

    Hope this helps!
    The Medic Portal
 
 
 
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