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?”
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?