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And she said that it doesn’t have passion. I REALLY want to do medicine. But I don’t want to sound like a typically medical applicant because one of the reasons I want to do it is because I want to help people
I also don’t know what type of academic stuff to put on it either
Can some please help me. It’s stressing me out now.
Start with a trigger, what event led you to pursue medicine? This could be a personal anecdote, a book you read, a documentary you saw.
Then start writing about your work experience chronologically. Take a case that you saw and reflect on it. Highlight the importance of certain qualities such as communication, teamwork, empathy, resilience and explain why they are vital to healthcare professionals.
Have you done any MOOCs? EPQs? Try and link your extracurricular learning to your work experience to further emphasis your love of learning and curiosity about how the human body works.
Have a small paragraph about your interests and hobbies to show that you have a way of de stressing and relaxing and that you are capable of having a good work life balance.
End with a statement to explain why the med school should give you an offer, what can you give?
Don't know how much sense that made but if you have any questions, PM me. Good luck!
Have you read some of the example personal statements on TSR? Obviously don't copy anything but it can be useful to see how people have been able to link their studies and activities to their degree.
1. Briefly why you want to do medicine
2. Work experience in hospital/GP etc. - reflect on what made the doctors good (skills and qualities)
3. Volunteering - showing how you developed your skills relevant to being a doctor
4. Non-related extra curricular activities (very brief)
5. Conclusion - summing up why medicine and why you are good.
You could also talk about reading around it, but that should only be included if you have space after 2 and 3
Hope that helps