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    Any tips guys and how do I start the first line?
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    Try writing the bulk of it first? I always find that introductions and conclusions are the hardest to write, and often will leave them until the end.
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    As long as it doesn’t begin with “...From a young age I have alway been interested in...”
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    Look at the medic portal website, they have some great resources for personal statements
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    Briefly mention why you want to do medicine for your introduction. Your reasoning can be simple, don’t bother trying to make up a new story to make yourself look unique it’ll be a hit/miss situation depending on the reader.
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    Do the rest of your PS first. The general advise is doing the intro last.
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    I found that talking to someone helped a LOT. It just so happened that a couple of weeks before I started writing mine this girl at school turned to me a literally just asked “Why medicine?” and I just talked.
    So when I remembered that convo it gave me a starting point (if a little waffley and like a first paragraph of a novel but it was a start just the same).
    Then later on when I had a complete 5th or 6th draft I went back (some months later) and reviewed my intro. I sat down and did a spider diagram with ‘Why Medicine’ in the middle. I wrote literally EVERYTHING that drew me to medicine on that sheet and used conversation I’d had with people to help and got my introduction by pulling the best points I’d come up with on my diagram.
    People do their personal statements all very differently and it’s fine if you start out with a really crappy one - you just need a few words on that page to be able to start editing!
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