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Below I have written a critique about my own medical personal statement. I wrote this many years ago when I was at your stage, and I don’t think this is perfect at all. In my talk during ‘Medicine 4 The Masses’ (link to course) I discuss structuring the personal statement as:
In my own personal statement, I have a heavy emphasis on the ‘suitability paragraph’, whereas my exploration paragraph is a little vague. So your statement might for example, have a lot of ‘exploration’ and less ‘suitability’ and that is totally fine too. Alternatively you may have compelling and unique motivation sections that impress the interview panel.
I also think my statement is poorly structured in places. For example, halfway through the 'suitability' section I start to discuss experience I had working with handicapped children, and the motivation this gave me. This might have been better suited in my 'exploration' paragraph. I feel my personal statement is a bit 'samey' and wouldn't really differentiate myself from others, it's also a little boring and not that appealing at the start.
The truth is everyone's personal statement will be different but the key is to get as much feedback as early and as often as possible
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