How to write your personal statement: view from a successful medical student
A successful medical student explains how she wrote her personal statement
Writing a personal statement for medical school can be a daunting experience, particularly when you are also faced with the task of completing A levels, obtaining work experience, and overcoming the other hurdles of getting into medical school. However, after listening to advice and investing time, I believe that my personal statement helped me to receive offers from all of the medical schools I applied to. Since becoming a medical student, I have sat on an interview panel for my medical school and I have read many personal statements. This has helped me to gain a sense of what makes a good personal statement compared with an average one. In this article, I offer some tips on writing your personal statement and describe how I went about writing my own.
With thousands of students with similar qualifications applying to medical schools, it can be difficult to stand out from the