How to Write a Personal Statement for Medical School
Gain a head start getting into medical school with this unique course teaching you how to craft the perfect personal statement
Learn how to write the best personal statement to get into medical school
Receiving great feedback from both teachers and students alike, this nine-lesson online course teaches you all you need to know about writing a personal statement geared towards getting into medical school.
Learn what admissions tutors are looking for
Taught by medical students from the University of Cambridge, you’ll learn first hand what a career in medicine is all about and what admissions tutors are looking for in applications and personal statements.
You’ll also discover how and where to find work experience, volunteering opportunities and academic materials to help bolster your application.
Discover how to write a personal statement for medical school
Using in-depth examples and gaining extensive advice throughout, you’ll find out exactly what makes a great personal statement and how best to improve your chances of getting into the competitive world of medical schools and dental schools.
You’ll then have time to have a go yourself writing your own personal statement, with feedback and advice given on every aspect of the process.
Gain in-depth knowledge and support from In2Med
Supported by the Cambridge Accelerate Programme and taught by medical students themselves, this easy-to-access online course from In2Med is the first of its kind, dedicated to helping all kinds of students from all over the world get started with their career in medicine.
Choosing to Study Medicine
The most important pre-requisite to writing a strong personal statement is having insight into the qualities needed as a doctor and the challenges that face you in a medical career.
How to Apply to Medicine
The application process may at first appear daunting, however we have mapped out the timeline of deadlines for you to show a way of structuring your time to accomplish all of the subsections of the application to a high standard.
Personal Statement Basics
The first step to writing a great personal statement is understanding what universities are looking for and how you can use your experiences to show these qualities.
In this activity we will explore the work experience, volunteering and reading that will provide the substance of your personal statement. Apply what you will learn in this activity to seek out your own experiences to write about.
Writing your Personal Statement
In this activity we will go over the style and structure of a personal statement. We will use an example statement to enable you to think critically about what makes a personal statement strong.
The Opening Paragraph
It is time to start writing your personal statement. It is important to open with a strong first paragraph that grabs the reader’s attention and clearly states your reason to study medicine.
Work Experience Paragraph
Including work experience is key to demonstrating your suitability to medicine, however communicating what you have learnt from the experiences and their relevance is a skill that we will develop in this activity of the course.
Academic Interests and Key Attributes
In this activity we will go over an important and often neglected component of a personal statement. Excelling in this section can help you stand apart from your competitors.
Conclusion and Final Tips
In this last activity, we will develop the skills to construct a final paragraph that ties together your points and fully captures your desire to study medicine.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you'll be able to...
Why Our Course
9 video lessons
Full comprehensive videos covering each section in detail
A workbook which accompanies each video lesson
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Written by successful medical students
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed for students in years 12 and 13 (lower sixth and upper sixth) – both in the UK and abroad – who are interested in applying to medical or dental school within the UK.
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