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    (Original post by chelski786)
    Just adding the finishing touches to my ps. However, I have noticed I have not really wrote about the academic side of medicine. My Ps is mainly about empathy, caring side of medicine. I have also wrote a lot skills.... Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

    Same! I'm actually in despair, as I'm applying to Cambridge! However, If I just write loads of sciency- academic stuff, I won't get into any of my other uni's which love work experience and that.

    Is anyone else finding it hard to balance academics with the caring side of medicine?
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    (Original post by _Andrew_)
    Same! I'm actually in despair, as I'm applying to Cambridge! However, If I just write loads of sciency- academic stuff, I won't get into any of my other uni's which love work experience and that.

    Is anyone else finding it hard to balance academics with the caring side of medicine?
    I know what you mean its hard!! I've just got one paragraph academic/scientific stuff..which still leaves a lot of room for work exp and voluntary work...
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    (Original post by Sarah182)
    I know what you mean its hard!! I've just got one paragraph academic/scientific stuff..which still leaves a lot of room for work exp and voluntary work...
    Yeah, at the moment I have a few sentences on coronary heart disease, however I feel I need to add more about what books I've read and that! I actually phoned Cambridge yesterday, and they was like ' don't use up too much room with extra-curricular- activities." Whereas Bristol on the hand, love extra-curricular !
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    I wrote that I was looking forward to studying psychology at med school and my tutor asked me to change it to psychiatry? I though they did psychology at uni, is it not significant or something?
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    (Original post by _Andrew_)
    Yeah, at the moment I have a few centres on coronary heart disease, however I feel I need to add more about what books I've read and that! I actually phoned Cambridge yesterday, and they was like ' don't use up too much room with extra-curricular- activities." Whereas Bristol on the hand, love extra-curricular !
    The irony is that most Oxbridge applicants apply to Bristol, as well.
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    (Original post by zer0nis)
    The irony is that most Oxbridge applicants apply to Bristol, as well.

    I'd love to go to either! However, this statement predicament - trying to please both Cambridge and all the other universities - is really stressing me out! My teachers at college are no help at all
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    (Original post by medstar)
    I wrote that I was looking forward to studying psychology at med school and my tutor asked me to change it to psychiatry? I though they did psychology at uni, is it not significant or something?
    Writing something like that down could easily back-fire if you're asked about it and don't know enough.

    If you have a specific interest within psychiatry/psychology then that's fine to elaborate on, but it's generally unsafe to mention "I want to specialise in _____." or if you mean just studying it and not specialising, they might ask you "So why not a degree in Psychology?"

    It's too risky and I'd avoid it completely. There's no way you'll know exactly what specialty you'll be doing in the future - I've spoken to so many med students who've changed their mind more than a dozen times ever since they started med school.
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    Hey everyone! I havent much work experience and I was wondering is it ok to lie on my personal statement? Im planning on getting some work experience at my local GP, however this will be after the 15th of October and there is no guarantee that they will accept me as I am under 18 etc. Do ye think it would be ok to put it down on my personal statement as if I have already carried out this experience in the recent past? Im concerned about my level of experience?
    Please I need help!!!:confused:
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    Sureeeeeeeeee, do it and tell us what happens.

    Really, it's not a great idea. But, I know someone who completely made up her dentistry (I know it's not medicine) work experience and got 2 offers.

    :dontknow:

    If I were you, I wouldn't.
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    Well on most PSs it's an absolute no-no but if its a medicine one then fine, no problem.

    aka no, it might be ok if you had guaranteed work placement which would be coming before any interviews but otherwise it's very very risky.
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    (Original post by Xtina!!)
    Hey everyone! I havent much work experience and I was wondering is it ok to lie on my personal statement? Im planning on getting some work experience at my local GP, however this will be after the 15th of October and there is no guarantee that they will accept me as I am under 18 etc. Do ye think it would be ok to put it down on my personal statement as if I have already carried out this experience in the recent past? Im concerned about my level of experience?
    Please I need help!!!
    Don't lie :facepalm: some people got caught out last year when SGUL started asking for proof of work experience and if one has started doing this, chances are others will begin to do so at some point as well.

    You can talk about what you hope to learn from your work experience and use any other experiences you have to demonstrate other things you'd get from work experience.
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    (Original post by Hygeia)
    Don't lie :facepalm: some people got caught out last year when SGUL started asking for proof of work experience and if one has started doing this, chances are others will begin to do so at some point as well.

    You can talk about what you hope to learn from your work experience and use any other experiences you have to demonstrate other things you'd get from work experience.
    EDIT: No worries.
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    Please don't lie on a PS for medicine, I wouldn't want my future doctor to be under qualified for the job.
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    (Original post by Xtina!!)
    Hey everyone! I havent much work experience and I was wondering is it ok to lie on my personal statement? Im planning on getting some work experience at my local GP, however this will be after the 15th of October and there is no guarantee that they will accept me as I am under 18 etc. Do ye think it would be ok to put it down on my personal statement as if I have already carried out this experience in the recent past? Im concerned about my level of experience?
    Please I need help!!!:confused:
    No, do not lie. It's not even guaranteed so suppose you don't get it and get called for an interview, you've dug yourself up in a hole...and if you were to lie your way through that, well, I hope to God the panel pick up on it. Just be honest. I think they would appreciate that you tried to go out of you way to get some work experience and in fact, I'm sure admissions are aware that a placement can be hard to obtain.
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    Just do the work? If you want to do medicine that badly you'll put the effort in.
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    (Original post by Xtina!!)
    Hey everyone! I havent much work experience and I was wondering is it ok to lie on my personal statement? Im planning on getting some work experience at my local GP, however this will be after the 15th of October and there is no guarantee that they will accept me as I am under 18 etc. Do ye think it would be ok to put it down on my personal statement as if I have already carried out this experience in the recent past? Im concerned about my level of experience?
    Please I need help!!!:confused:
    Morally wrong, not advisable and there are genuine benefits to work experience. HOWEVER, if i had done so they would not have found out, and if you are doing it after the deadline anyway...especially if they don't interview... but then they've got to start checking people sometime... massively risky basically and avoid if at all possible.
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    I know I shouldnt lie, but seriously this is my last chance to get into medicine. Im already repeating for personal reasons. Ive been so unlucky so far and I really need to get into medicine. I want to increase my chances by as much as I can. Due to my circumstances I think it is quite understandable why I feel the need to lie. But Im sure my local practise will take me on, even if it is only for a day. So would it be ok? I wont describe anything specific, but Ill just say want I have learned (well, what I hope to learn). Do ye think that would be ok?
    At the end of the day, from what ye have said I probably wont. I have done a lot of volunteer work, and I visited the a department at my local hospital, but this was only for a day. Do ye think this will be enough? GPS and the hospitals wont take me on under any circumstances due to confidentiality, so I really am stuck. I really need some words of support. Would they even consider me due to my lack of experience?
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    i found out today that the length of lines in MS Word are shorter than that of the real ucas lines (or is atleast for me anyway)
    Ive just got 3 extra lines. Hurrah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    spending all that time cutting stuff out seems quite stupid now
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    Sorry but just another question.....I was offered a scholarship this year due to my Leaving Cert results in Ireland. I ahd to got through a series of interviews and I was one of the people who were offered one at the end. Do ye think I should mention this in my personal statement? I dont know how to relate this back to medicine though. If ye think it is appropriate to mention how do ye think I should word it.? Any suggestions???

    By the way Ive decided not to mention the GP work experience. From all the feedback I have received it looks very unlikely. Would they even consider me without this work experience though? Im sure Im not the only one am I because most people must have encountered problems due to confidentiality? By the way, I have been trying to get some work experience for months and I have had no luck.
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    (Original post by Xtina!!)
    Sorry but just another question.....I was offered a scholarship this year due to my Leaving Cert results in Ireland. I ahd to got through a series of interviews and I was one of the people who were offered one at the end. Do ye think I should mention this in my personal statement? I dont know how to relate this back to medicine though. If ye think it is appropriate to mention how do ye think I should word it.? Any suggestions???
    Usually you can leave your academic achievements to your tutor to mention in your reference Just let him/her know, I'm sure they'll be glad to put it in for you
 
 
 
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