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Can a medicine personal statement be used for pharmacy

Hi i am a y12 student going into y13, i wanted some advice
I am going to apply to medicine, hence, i am writing a ps for medicine, but as my 5th option is non-medicine, preferably pharmacy at kcl, will i have to write another ps for that?
Original post by HALEE189
Hi i am a y12 student going into y13, i wanted some advice
I am going to apply to medicine, hence, i am writing a ps for medicine, but as my 5th option is non-medicine, preferably pharmacy at kcl, will i have to write another ps for that?

You can only write one personal statement for all of your options
These are your options for your fifth choice:https://www.themedicportal.com/blog/medicine-applications-make-5th-ucas-choice/
See: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/assets/applying-to-medicine-faqs.pdf
‘Do I need to tailor my personal statement to include my non-medicine choice(s)?

You should write it for Medicine. Admissions teams for other courses understand that Medicine is generally the primary aim of the application, so the general advice is always to tailor your personal statement to Medicine rather than the additional science courses.’
Yes you can apply for pharmacy
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Thank you so much for your help, also just a quick question, can i use my 5th option to apply for dentistry(with a med ps) or is that not allowed?
Original post by HALEE189
Thank you so much for your help, also just a quick question, can i use my 5th option to apply for dentistry(with a med ps) or is that not allowed?

Yes ‘You have up to five subject and/or university course choices. For medicine and dentistry courses, you can only make four choices, but you can use your fifth choice for another subject (including dentistry if you apply for medicine or medicine if you apply for dentistry).;
https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/career-planning/study-and-training/considering-or-university/applying-university-through-ucas#
Dentistry also uses UCAT
Original post by HALEE189
Thank you so much for your help, also just a quick question, can i use my 5th option to apply for dentistry(with a med ps) or is that not allowed?


They won't stop you applying but it's like applying to a course without the entry requirements... you'll most likely to be rejected (w/o interview) as most dental schools will look at your ps and question why you have a med ps (doesn't show commitment to dentistry). Also dentistry is very competitive so you should ask why you want to do dentistry, do you actually want to do it or have you just been rejected by all your med school offers?
(edited 8 months ago)
call the uni and ask them

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