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    Hiya!!

    I just wanted to know whether its important to mention your academic achievements??

    Im not so sure but wouldnt you academics be self explanatory from your actual grades?
    Im already v tight on the word count. I have lots of work experience but I've only mentioned two that v important to me. If i talk about my academics that mean i will have to take out one of my work experiences?
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    (Original post by appletree_1)
    Hiya!!

    I just wanted to know whether its important to mention your academic achievements??

    Im not so sure but wouldnt you academics be self explanatory from your actual grades?
    Im already v tight on the word count. I have lots of work experience but I've only mentioned two that v important to me. If i talk about my academics that mean i will have to take out one of my work experiences?
    Do NOT replace your work experience with academics,exp is much more important in your PS...your academics will be mentioned by your referee in your reference...have you spoken to your referee about this yet?
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    (Original post by appletree_1)
    Hiya!!

    I just wanted to know whether its important to mention your academic achievements??

    Im not so sure but wouldnt you academics be self explanatory from your actual grades?
    Im already v tight on the word count. I have lots of work experience but I've only mentioned two that v important to me. If i talk about my academics that mean i will have to take out one of my work experiences?
    I would leave academic achievements out because how 'smart' you are can be entirely subjective. The only way you can take about them without sounding like you're some smart-ass if by telling them your grades - for which is already taken care of through the UCAS form :p:

    Leave it to your referee to evaluate your intellectual ability

    However, if you're not merely talking about grades.. maybe you're talking about some science competition or something of the sort, then I think it would be okay to mention - as well as what you learned from it, etc.
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    My personal statement is under the character limit but is 3 lines too long. Does anyone know if you have to leave a line between paragraphs? I just can't see how I can cut it down any further!
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    (Original post by nasmith3)
    My personal statement is under the character limit but is 3 lines too long. Does anyone know if you have to leave a line between paragraphs? I just can't see how I can cut it down any further!
    That question is covered in the first post of this thread.
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    (Original post by Hygeia)
    That question is covered in the first post of this thread.
    So do most people not miss lines in between or is it just if you're really struggling?
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    (Original post by nasmith3)
    So do most people not miss lines in between or is it just if you're really struggling?
    A lot of people don't miss lines in between (I couldn't say whether it was most of not though)
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    (Original post by nasmith3)
    So do most people not miss lines in between or is it just if you're really struggling?
    I didn't leave a line, because the gap at the end of the line is enough to show that it is a new paragraph I think. I also needed the extra lines
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    Well I reposted my personal statement under an altered heading of "Medical PS - Updated but still first draft". But who knows if it'll get looked at since it's got answered next to it, and it has indeed been looked at once, although in an altered form. And given how busy it is so close to the deadline I wouldn't blame them.
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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    Well I reposted my personal statement under an altered heading of "Medical PS - Updated but still first draft". But who knows if it'll get looked at since it's got answered next to it, and it has indeed been looked at once, although in an altered form. And given how busy it is so close to the deadline I wouldn't blame them.
    If someone's gone through it once, then it is unlikely that it will be looked at again due to how incredibly busy it is in there.
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    (Original post by Hygeia)
    If someone's gone through it once, then it is unlikely that it will be looked at again due to how incredibly busy it is in there.
    I expected that, just worth a shot I suppose.
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    Does anyone think that writing at the end that I look forward to the challenges of a medical career comes across as arrogant, almost assuming that I will gain a place? I'm trying to say that the career excites me and that I will cope with both the highs and the lows but want to say it in the right way.
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    (Original post by nasmith3)
    Does anyone think that writing at the end that I look forward to the challenges of a medical career comes across as arrogant, almost assuming that I will gain a place? I'm trying to say that the career excites me and that I will cope with both the highs and the lows but want to say it in the right way.
    Talking about looking forward to the challenges is fine,it shows that you think that you have the right mentality to cope with a medical career. I've read a few statements from previous years,and quite a few have talked about looking forward to the challenges of medicine/university life...it just brings across your confidence,just be sure to word it correctly.
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    Can I write HCA instead of Health Care Assistant?

    It's forcing me to use up an extra line :O
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    (Original post by asgsoft)
    Can I write HCA instead of Health Care Assistant?

    It's forcing me to use up an extra line :O
    you CAN, but it wouldn't do any favours for you. I'd advise you to write it fully, considering that we should write cannot instead of can't... let alone HCA :p:
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    (Original post by SomeStudent)
    you CAN, but it wouldn't do any favours for you. I'd advise you to write it fully, considering that wso e should write cannot instead of can't... let alone HCA :p:
    hmmm I mean this is forcing me to cramp up two paragraphs together which is annoying.

    OK I think I'll take your advice and not do it

    thanks!
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    Hi,

    I just have a quick question.
    Would it be a good idea to talk about my future plans as a doctor, i.e what I want to specialise in, do I want to be a consultant? surgeon? etc..
    If I didn't talk about any of that in my PS will uni's think that I have no specific goal in mind?

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by New Username)
    Hi,

    I just have a quick question.
    Would it be a good idea to talk about my future plans as a doctor, i.e what I want to specialise in, do I want to be a consultant? surgeon? etc..
    If I didn't talk about any of that in my PS will uni's think that I have no specific goal in mind?

    Thanks in advance
    I personally think it's better not to mention as if you do, you need to add some disclaimer about how you ideas may change after exposure to other areas. If you have got a particular interest and can word it carefully then it could work.
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    I am talking about an ERCP in my PS. The actual phrase is:
    Endoscopie retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
    i.e. too many characters too waste lol
    Shall i leave it as ERCP (i don't know how well it is known or shall i put endoscopy, which is not as accurate i don't think. Please help!
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    (Original post by crazy_smurf)
    I am talking about an ERCP in my PS. The actual phrase is:
    Endoscopie retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
    i.e. too many characters too waste lol
    Shall i leave it as ERCP (i don't know how well it is known or shall i put endoscopy, which is not as accurate i don't think. Please help!
    Unless it's absolutely crucial, I would just call it endoscopy, really.. Are you mentioning something specific to ERCP?
 
 
 
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