Beth’s top tips for a good medicine personal statement

Having spent the last 4 years reviewing personal statements in my spare time, I have come to have a fairly decent understanding of what is and isn’t required. So here are my top tips for getting it right! Do not make lists of things you’ve done. It’s important you show your interest and experience, butContinue reading “Beth’s top tips for a good medicine personal statement”

How to get started on your Medicine personal statement

I get asked this question a lot and I always give the same advice. Make bullet points under the following headings and then expand each part into paragraphs: Intro –┬áThis wants to be a few sentences, short and specifically detailing why you want to study medicine. Keep it current – nothing about when you wereContinue reading “How to get started on your Medicine personal statement”

Medical School Interview: It’s like fight club….

First rule about a med-school interview… don’t talk about your interview. Second rule of a med-school intervew – don’t talk about your interview. It’s a new rule that is being enforced by TSR but it should apply regardless. Once you’ve had your interview, don’ t share the details with other applicants. It’s nice to helpContinue reading “Medical School Interview: It’s like fight club….”

The Application: Great News!

So I got the terrifying email saying my UCAS track status has been updated… and I did it! I have been updated to Conditional Offer! So excited now! The offer was 3 C’s in Law, Bio and Chem which I already have! Phoned college and cancelled June resits for Law and am preparing my certificatesContinue reading “The Application: Great News!”

The Application: The first news…

I have a letter! From Southampton! Telling me that my application is being kept for further consideration. After a little bit of digging around TSR I have found that 2 letters are being sent out. One like mine, and one rejection after interview letter. Not very many rejection letters are going out from what IContinue reading “The Application: The first news…”

BM6: Medicine Interview – How I prepared.

Step 1: Read your personal statement. Step 2: Read up about the university – what are they proud of? What do they strive to do? What features of the course make you perfect for it and it perfect for you? Step 3: Write a list of everything you want them to know about you byContinue reading “BM6: Medicine Interview – How I prepared.”

The Application: The Interview

Drove up to Southampton this morning. It seems really nice! Got there far too early but at least I wasn’t late. There were loads of us there, and someone said the numbers were at around 1000 applications, and 200 interviews. There are 30 places! The odds are against me but oh well. I just keepContinue reading “The Application: The Interview”

The Application: The Interview Preparation

So I’ve spent the last few days before my interview, sitting down and thinking… at the end of this, what do I want them to know about me? I’ve made a list of the things I really wanted to get across and looked up possible interview questions on the internet, trying to answer each questionContinue reading “The Application: The Interview Preparation”