Medicine Personal Statement: The Definitive Guide

2022-01-18T17:21:52+00:00Personal Statement|

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!

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Situational Judgement

2022-01-19T10:15:44+00:00Admissions Tests, UCAT|

This section tests your ability to understand real-world situations. It examines how you identify critical factors and choose appropriate actions to deal with them. For this section you do not need to have any medical knowledge, all the information can be obtained from the question you will be asked.

Aston

2022-01-19T16:04:33+00:00Medical Schools|

Let's talk a bit about Aston and how it could be an option for you, let's take a look at all the generals of this University!

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Consent: patients and doctors making decisions together

2022-01-19T16:22:21+00:00Medical Ethics|

Let's take a look at decision making, many times it does not only concern one person, but must be discussed with someone to see their viability, the same goes for doctors when giving a diagnosis, it is necessary to discuss it with their patient to know which course to take.

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How to show empathy at your medicine interview

2022-01-19T16:28:37+00:00Interview Practice questions|

The practice of medicine is often described as both a science and an art, where knowledge from fields of biology is applied in an approach based on ethics and human values. A cornerstone of this approach is empathy, which is the ability to understand the feelings of another, imagining what it might be like to experience what that person is feeling. Simply put, being empathetic is to see the world in someone else’s eyes or to put yourself in someone else’s shoes.

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