Perfect Medical School Personal Statement Plan Watch

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Who are you:

What makes you unique from other applicants:

What motivates you to pursue a career in medicine:

Explain why you want to become a medical professional:

Avoid cliches – Be unique

Demonstrate what makes you unique for a career in the medical profession:

- Be specific and unique.
- Explain how an experience impacted you personally.
- Write in your own “voice” so your personality can shine.
- Be authentic – not only what the admission wants, but more.

Construct a certain theme:

- Something that changed your perspective about medicine.
- A relationship with an inspiring individual.
- Academic or life experiences.
- Thoughts on the nature of medical practice.

Provide details:

- Use the 5w’s in your discussions.
- Don’t say “I just volunteered”, explain the significance of your volunteering.
- Don’t say “I just read the books”, say how they widened your perception of medicine.
- Don’t say “a mentor just inspired me”, say how they inspired you in detail.
- Use clear, direct language.
- Be simple and laconic. (A lot of info in a few words)


You only have about 350-500 words, so be clear and direct. Every word is crucial.
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There’s no such thing as a perfect PS. And you’ve missed a key point - demonstrate that you understand what the courses applied to involve. Medical courses are all different and researching the course structure/teaching methods that suit you best is a key part of a successful application.
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There’s no such thing as a perfect PS. And you’ve missed a key point - demonstrate that you understand what the courses applied to involve. Medical courses are all different and researching the course structure/teaching methods that suit you best is a key part of a successful application.
That was a version that I summarised, which I received from a UCAS member. Thought it would be useful to share.
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