Sure there are many mistakes that students make every year, but there are certainly three that will seriously damage your chances, even if you've done the work properly. After spending so much time and effort building up a database of experience the last thing you want to do is not tell admissions tutors how good you are. Keep reading this article so you don't have to go through this situation!
We will discuss how to effectively discuss medical interests and further reading. At this point in the application process, admissions tutors have a collection of numbers and letters, you may proudly wear your GCSE grades and cite your BMAT scores in conversation, but chances are there is much more to you as a candidate, and as a person. A good part of the personal statement should be devoted to your medical interests, your reading and everything you've done to support them. Let's take a look
Staring at the blank page, wondering how to impress admissions tutors, is a common enough occurrence that more than one medical student has gone through it. Below, we share some strategies, tips and thoughts to get you started, whether you're feeling stuck or haven't even thought about what to put in your personal statement.
A pandemic demonstrates the importance of doctors, and how vital they are Unfortunately for you, the added stress on health services, and isolations, means that getting work experience as a doctor is now harder than ever. But, as always, 6med is here to help. We can't promise a cure, but we can help you develop solid action points for your personal statement to ensure Covid-19 doesn't affect your application.
In our previous Hangout (here it is if you missed it) we talked about the personal statement in detail, as another hurdle in the medical school application. Each stage of the application builds an overall picture of you and as the process continues you get closer to the final impression. The personal statement is a golden opportunity to complete your own personal jigsaw puzzle.
In our most recent UCAT Situational Judgement Test (SJT) hangout we discussed, among a variety of tips and questions, the topic of medical ethics and what you need to know for the UCAT. Medical ethics is central to your future education, so naturally it may well feature in your personal statement and is very likely to feature in your interview(s) in one form or another. Yes, even in Oxbridge interviews! Read on for a quick summary of the ethics you should be aware of and how you might be asked about them.
In our last hangout we gave a masterclass on the UCAT We hope you have a clearer idea of what you need to do between now and test day, but we should review some other tips Before you start taking the above exams, please note: recent changes made by the powers that be at UCAT include the option to take the exam at home. This means it's now even more important to maximise your productivity at home. We've put together some stellar tips for you to boost your revision at home. Read them and start putting the strategies into practice!
Writing a personal statement can be daunting; having to lay out the most important reasons why you would be a great addition to a medical school (in just 4000 characters) can seem like a Herculean task that can wait until tomorrow. This guide will help you put pen to (metaphorical) paper and break down what makes a personal statement for medicine successful. The important thing to remember is that there is no 'perfect' example of a personal statement, so don't hesitate to get started for fear of getting it wrong. Check out these tips!
This is a guide to medical work experience including how to get it and how to learn from it, which is vital if you are to make the most of your experience.