Examples of successful personal statements by widening participation applicants
Admissions tutors dissect personal statements and give their advice
- By: Laura Glenny
Medical schools want to attract students from groups that are under-represented in higher education. Their widening participation programmes aim to encourage applicants from disadvantaged communities or schools that do not have a history of getting students into medical school.1 This article highlights some examples of students from widening participation backgrounds to show how you can make the most of your experiences and opportunities and gain a place at medical school.
I am studying for the MB BS extended medical degree programme at King’s College London—a six year medical degree programme open to all students from non-selective state schools in Greater London. I previously studied for A levels in chemistry, biology, and economics at The Campion School in the London borough of Havering.
Personally and academically, being selected for the K+ widening access programme has had a profound impact on me by strengthening my knowledge and commitment to medicine.2 The highlight