Personal Statement

Your statement - your story

Helping students prepare for UKCAT and UCAS

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The personal statement gives you an opportunity to highlight your interests, skills, experiences, achievements, and accomplishments; but getting started is often the biggest hurdle.

A good personal statement will increase the chances of being shortlisted for interview.

Having that blank word document staring you straight in the face can be demotivating. But don't panic, there is another way.

Our course provides you with a structured framework to use for your personal statement. We look at how you can best highlight your personal attributes and describe your past achievements and experiences in a way that is relevant to medicine.

To write the ultimate personal statement, get in touch with Doctor To Be today and book your course online!

10 TOP TIPS FOR THE PERSONAL STATEMENT

1. Well structured

The personal statement should be structured into a series of paragraphs, making it easier to read. Between five and seven is ideal.

2. Well written

It sounds obvious, but you need to make sure that your statement is free from spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

3. Make it relevant

Whatever you decide to include in your personal statement, try to make it relevant to medicine rather than interesting but pointless examples.

4. Highlight key skills

Those reading and assessing your personal statement are looking for particular attributes in a person. You will need to include examples of when you have displayed such key skills as leadership and teamwork.

5. Be descriptive

Don’t just list your attributes or experiences, you need to keep it interesting which will involve describing events rather than simply listing facts.

6. Be clear and concise

Although you need to be descriptive, don't labour a point and keep on returning to the same point. It needs to be clear but also concise. Make your point and then move on!

7. Reflect

You need to discuss what you have learnt from your experiences, not just what you did.

8. Start and end strong!

The reader of the your personal statement is most likely to remember the beginning and the end so you need to make sure the opening line engages your reader and the closing statement brings everything together.

9. Get it reviewed

Have others review your personal statement to see if there any aspects that could be improved. This could be friends, family members and/or teachers.

10 . Make sure its yours!

UCAS uses plagiarism software and you could end up in a lot of trouble if you use parts of someones else's statement.

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