Five common reasons why medical school applicants are rejected
Marina Soltan asked UK medical school admissions tutors, “What are the most common reasons for applicants to be rejected?”
- By: Marina Soltan
Personal statements are often rejected when an applicant describes a long list of different types of work and voluntary experience, without reflecting on these experiences and showing much insight into medicine as a career. It is much more important to demonstrate what you have learnt, rather than what you have done. Think about the following questions when writing your personal statement: What did you learn about your own suitability to be a doctor? How did your experiences cement your desire to become a doctor?