Personal Statement - Applying for Medicine
When applying to study Medicine, you are required to provide a personal statement along with your UCAS form. The aim of writing a personal statement is to persuade and convince whoever reads it, that you're a great Medicine candidate making their decision an easy one.
What Is A Personal Statement?
‘A personal statement is your opportunity to sell yourself to your prospective school, college or training provider.’
You need to convince the Medical Schools you are applying too, this needs to be done in no more than 4,000 characters, circa 500 words. If written correctly and in the right style will set you apart from the crowd of other applicants, highlighting your unique personal selling points.
What Should My Personal Statement Include?
Your Personal Statement needs to cover the following strands:
- Motivation - Why do you want to Study Medicine?
- Exploration - What have you done to learn about it?
- Suitability - Why is Medicine right for you?
How Should I Structure My Personal Statement for Medical School?
Your personal statement needs to be clear and logical, showing off your qualities in the best way. Remembering to highlight the Motivation, Exploration & Suitability points above. You can expand on these by including the following;
- Why I want to be a doctor (motivation)
- Work experience (exploration)
- Volunteering (exploration)
- Wider Reading and study (exploration)
- Extracurricular (suitability)
- Conclusion (motivation)
The MediPrep UK Promise
We will provide you with the skills and techniques to complete your Personal Statement to the highest standards. We will proof your drafts, highlighting any gaps where content is missing. Allowing you to get noticed, improving your chances of being invited for an all important interview.