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Medicine Personal Statement

The world of Science and Medicine has gone through overwhelming advances in the last century and so it is difficult to believe how much we still do not know.

A few years ago my uncle suffered a cardiac arrest. I still remember the initial panic at home and the feeling of helplessness just waiting for the ambulance. My uncle survived and for the first time I saw Medicine as a life or death matter.

This incident sparked my initial interest in Medicine. To further explore the world of Medicine, I began to read popular medical articles in the newspapers and became a frequent visitor to the BBC Health page. I also read medical related articles in the New Scientist.

In order to experience the practical aspects of the life of a doctor, I completed work experience under an Oncologist for two weeks and also at my local GP clinic for a month. Here I was most impressed by the doctor's 'bedside manner'.

I witnessed the calm and reassuring tone of the doctor, who often used humour as well, to put the patients at ease so as to elicit information he needed to come to a sound diagnosis.

I next undertook community service at a residential home for the elderly for a few months and over time I was amazed at the tact and patience of the staff who allowed the residents to keep hold of as much of their independence as possible.

During my summer holidays in India, I found it practical to carry out community service and also gain work experience. I worked for a month at a Deaf and Dumb school, where I had the opportunity to teach and communicate with children who had speech and hearing impediments.

I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of learning basic sign language from the students and also developed a small insight into their difficult world. In addition I spent two weeks at a Cardiothoracic Centre, where I saw an angioplasty and a bypass surgery.

What intrigued me most was the fact that merely by surgery, a patient who could earlier hardly move was soon able to resume a normal life. This has established my desire to train as a surgeon and possibly a cardiac surgeon.

At school I run a Medical Society, which meets on a weekly basis and attends various lectures in London. In this society, I will be presenting my findings on 'The Situation of HIV in India' to my peers. It interested me how HIV was regarded in India, where the virus used to be taboo and so to follow up on my curiosity I worked at an HIV hospital in Chennai for a month, the highlight of which was persuading a patient to take Antiretroviral therapy.

A healthy body makes a healthy mind, which is why I participate in and enjoy sports: having been a keen cricketer since childhood, I now play for my school as a wicketkeeper and batsman.

I am also a strong tennis player and captained my club's U16 team, where I developed leadership and organisational skills to help build and uphold team spirit. Last summer I qualified as a SCUBA diver when in Egypt, where I enjoyed exploring the spectacular underwater world with colourful marine life and beautiful coral reefs.

I am a South Indian dancer, a skill, which I regularly perform to raise money for The Shooting Star Hospice. I carry out meditation and prayers every day, as I believe it is vital for focusing on the day ahead and calming myself.

My interest in Science and Mathematics is reflected in my A-level choices. I believe that the scientific method is the most reliable way for man to augment his knowledge of the world around him. I love Mathematics, which has taught me to be logical in my thinking and precise in my actions. I am hard working and know I have the intellectual abilities to study Medicine.

I realise a good doctor also needs to be able to communicate effectively; I have an open and friendly personality, finding it easy to make relationships with my peers as well as my teachers. Additionally I have the qualities of care, compassion and commitment, which I believe make me an ideal candidate to study Medicine and serve as a Doctor.

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I think this is a competant personal statement due to broad range of work experiences and community services that I undertook. Admittedly it was hard for me to fit all the content in, but managed to only omit a couple of points, which I would have otherwise mentioned. I hope this personal statement will act as a guide for you to build on and create your own personal statement which I hope will wow the admission tutors. Good luck!
Year applied: 
2009
Subject: 
Medicine

Comments

It is sooo goooood

It is sooo goooood

how could you possibly have

how could you possibly have done nearly half a years worth of work experience whilst studying A levels? its hard enough to fit in two months spread out!

haha

i would love to see this interview, seriously you would be so screwed, everything is lies, and if a 17 year old can pick it up, an admissions officer certainly would!

wow

wow
that is a lot of work experience
so what offers did u get?

hmm

hmm im gonna have to agree that whilst this is amazingly written etc etc, it does seem a bit fishy/exagerated.
maybe im wrong but an admissions tutor i spoke to recently said that a lot of the statements she reads would be great if applying for a creative wrinting course...

hmm

hmm im gonna have to agree that whilst this is amazingly written etc etc, it does seem a bit fishy/exagerated.
maybe im wrong but an admissions tutor i spoke to recently said that a lot of the statements she reads would be great if applying for a creative wrinting course...

excellent Personal statement

excellent Personal statement.rlly good.i need help with my ps aswll.am stuck at it.can u plz help me with mine?????am jst cryin contiously.:(.cant evn think ov any good start.:(.plzzzzz get bk2 me on dis id.zoie7252008@hotmail.co.uk.plzzzzzz

Hey guys,

Hey guys,

Umm...i've actually not been on this site in ages so sorry for the late replies haha. I am flattered that people think that this personal statement is absolute bullshit and too good to be true, but it is 100% genuine.

I applied to Imperial, Soton, Notts and Bham and got an offer form only Soton. I am in my 2nd year now. Set me an email on hv3g09@soton.ac.uk if you need any help on your personal statements.

And good luck :)

Rish x

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I loved your article post. Much obliged.

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