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09/08/2019

Medicine personal statement?

QUESTION
Medicine personal statement?
Can anyone who has written a personal statement when applying for medicine or biomedical sciences give me any tips on what to write or how to write a good personal statement please

ANSWER
Your personal statement for medical school is a chance for you to show the admissions committee who you are. They don’t want a recap of your resume, but they want to be able to read the statement and see what motivates you. What experiences convinced you that medicine was the place for you? How have you grown throughout college? This is also a good place to explain any low grades or bad histories.

The personal statement is big. Take your time and do it right (I spent a full semester writing mine). Once you have an essay that you think is good, take it to professors, admissions advisors and writing tutors to have them work with you on revisions. Good luck!