IHaveNoIdea27
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#1
How can I tailor my personal statement so that it fits both medicine and biomedical science? since one is more research based while the other focuses more on work experience and what you've learnt from it
0
reply
IHaveNoIdea27
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#2
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#2
(Original post by IHaveNoIdea27)
How can I tailor my personal statement so that it fits both medicine and biomedical science? since one is more research based while the other focuses more on work experience and what you've learnt from it
Anyone?
0
reply
notablestrumpet
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#3
Report 2 years ago
#3
Honestly, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just tailor it towards medicine, since Biomedical Science courses often get applications for medical applicans who put it down as their fifth choice, and these tend to be very strong candidates.
0
reply
IHaveNoIdea27
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#4
(Original post by notablestrumpet)
Honestly, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just tailor it towards medicine, since Biomedical Science courses often get applications for medical applicans who put it down as their fifth choice, and these tend to be very strong candidates.
But I'm only applying to 2 unis for medicine and 3 for biomed, would this have an effect on my personal statement?
1
reply
death07/08/17
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#5
Report 2 years ago
#5
(Original post by IHaveNoIdea27)
But I'm only applying to 2 unis for medicine and 3 for biomed, would this have an effect on my personal statement?
They wont know that
0
reply
IHaveNoIdea27
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#6
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#6
(Original post by death07/08/17)
They wont know that
Right ok this makes a lot more sense. However I'm still confused on what "wider reading" to include. Also, I've written a lot about working as part of the NHS in my ps.
0
reply
notablestrumpet
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#7
Report 2 years ago
#7
(Original post by IHaveNoIdea27)
But I'm only applying to 2 unis for medicine and 3 for biomed, would this have an effect on my personal statement?
Remember that unis can't see where else you're applying to anyway - so the biomed unis would probably assume that all the other courses you're applying for are medicine. Medicine is so competitive if you didn't completely tailor your personal statement towards it, you'd be at a serious disadvantage for not showing your commitment. It would also probably be more wise to put 4 options for medicine and 1 option for biomed if medicine is what you really want to do to increase your chances of getting an offer, but if you want to give yourself more flexibility later on for course options then I think you should go for what feels right for you Just don't sweat too much about the personal statement.
0
reply
IHaveNoIdea27
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#8
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#8
(Original post by notablestrumpet)
Remember that unis can't see where else you're applying to anyway - so the biomed unis would probably assume that all the other courses you're applying for are medicine. Medicine is so competitive if you didn't completely tailor your personal statement towards it, you'd be at a serious disadvantage for not showing your commitment. It would also probably be more wise to put 4 options for medicine and 1 option for biomed if medicine is what you really want to do to increase your chances of getting an offer, but if you want to give yourself more flexibility later on for course options then I think you should go for what feels right for you Just don't sweat too much about the personal statement.
Thank you for the advice. Initially my plan was to apply to 4 medicine unis but after a disastrous UKCAT I'm now sitting the BMAT. My grades are average for the BMAT unis which is why I stuck with 2 choices.
0
reply
Democracy
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#9
Report 2 years ago
#9
It's not really advisable to hedge if you're trying to get into medicine. Biomed degrees will accept you with a medicine personal statement; medical schools on the other hand will not be impressed with a non-committal personal statement.
0
reply
IHaveNoIdea27
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#10
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#10
(Original post by Democracy)
It's not really advisable to hedge if you're trying to get into medicine. Biomed degrees will accept you with a medicine personal statement; medical schools on the other hand will not be impressed with a non-committal personal statement.
Sorry, this will probably sound stupid but I don't really understand what you're trying to say?
0
reply
Democracy
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#11
Report 2 years ago
#11
(Original post by IHaveNoIdea27)
Sorry, this will probably sound stupid but I don't really understand what you're trying to say?
You need to be committed to medicine in your personal statement. Medical schools don't want to read a half-baked personal statement.

Biomed degrees are far less competitive and also fully aware that they are often a back up for medical applicants, so they won't be too bothered about reading a medical personal statement.
1
reply
LordLucifer
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#12
Report 2 years ago
#12
(Original post by IHaveNoIdea27)
Sorry, this will probably sound stupid but I don't really understand what you're trying to say?
They mean dont be too vague in your personal statement, Make it 100% medicine otherwise the uni may think you're not 100% committed and reject you straight up
0
reply
IHaveNoIdea27
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#13
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#13
(Original post by Democracy)
You need to be committed to medicine in your personal statement. Medical schools don't want to read a half-baked personal statement.

Biomed degrees are far less competitive and also fully aware that they are often a back up for medical applicants, so they won't be too bothered about reading a medical personal statement.
Oh, I see. So would you say it's better for me to just write a medicine personal statement?
0
reply
Democracy
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#14
Report 2 years ago
#14
(Original post by IHaveNoIdea27)
Oh, I see. So would you say it's better for me to just write a medicine personal statement?
If you're looking to get into medicine, then yes.
0
reply
minniexox
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#15
Report 2 years ago
#15
omg my plan is the exact same! well 2 foundation med courses and 3 biomed seen as i’ve not for the grades to get into straight med course lol but yeah this post was a lifesaver
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Are you travelling in the Uni student travel window (3-9 Dec) to go home for Christmas?

Yes (120)
28.1%
No - I have already returned home (57)
13.35%
No - I plan on travelling outside these dates (84)
19.67%
No - I'm staying at my term time address over Christmas (40)
9.37%
No - I live at home during term anyway (126)
29.51%

Watched Threads

View All