Applying to medical school

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Hi, does anyone have any tips for getting into medical school.
Any help would be useful, writing a successful personal statement, extra curricular, ways to prep for interview etc, thanks!
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(Original post by chloehazel)
Hi, does anyone have any tips for getting into medical school.
Any help would be useful, writing a successful personal statement, extra curricular, ways to prep for interview etc, thanks!
Hiya,


There's so much that I could say about applying to medical school - is there anything in particular that you'd like to know?

Here's a few general tips:

Get lots and lots of work experience. Not only will this be great to talk about in interviews, but you'll get a chance to see first hand what you're getting yourself into.

Take up a variety of extra curricular activities, and try to develop skills outside of academics. If you can demonstrate some key qualities such as leadership, teamwork, communication and so on, you'll be on the right track.

Interview prep is mostly about talking. The more you get used to putting forward your ideas and thoughts in a coherent manner, the more relaxed and confident you will be in an interview. I think that this comes with practice, so make use of your other friends applying to medical school and practice with them!

Writing your personal statement is always tricky. Make sure to look at what your universities will focus on, but generally include the reason you want to do medicine, how you've developed your interest and things that you've done to back it up.

Good luck with your application, and if you have any more questions feel free to ask
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Does anybody do their own research anymore?
Agreed. The worst thing is the Stickied threads contain most of the information that is needed, as do the Wikis.

(Original post by chloehazel)
Hi, does anyone have any tips for getting into medical school.
Any help would be useful, writing a successful personal statement, extra curricular, ways to prep for interview etc, thanks!
OP - if there is anything specific to you that you would like us to answer, please feel free to ask.
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(Original post by chloehazel)
Hi, does anyone have any tips for getting into medical school.
Any help would be useful, writing a successful personal statement, extra curricular, ways to prep for interview etc, thanks!
Hi there!

We have lots of tips to help you!

First of all, we have a handy step-by-step guide to medicine, which outlines all the different stages of applying, so you might find this useful

Here are a few things along the lines of what you mentioned:

Medicine Personal Statement - this guide contains top tips on how to structure your personal statement and how to write about work experience, extracurriculars etc

Medical School Work Experience Requirements - this page contains details of exactly what each UK med school looks for in their candidates' work experience

Medical School Interview - this guide has everything you need to know about med school interviews, from MMI stations to interview tips

You might also want to check out our most recent blogs:
- 8 Es for Medical School Interview Success
- 6 Admissions Tutor Medical School Interview Tips

Hope this helps!
The Medic Portal
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