Your UCAS personal statement must demonstrate: Why you would like to study your chosen subject _ What has influenced your choice of subject _ How studying your chosen course will progress your intended career _ That you are prepared for and will be able to cope with university life _ Attending university will develop you as an individual _ Your achievements in life both academic and extra_curricular _ How any work experience you have conducted has improved you as a person _ That you are a person with a range of interests
When writing your personal statement as part of your medical school admissions packet, you are communicating your unique attributes and abilities. To give your statement greater clarity and substance, here are 6 important considerations. 1. USE ACTIVE VOICE. Active verbs convey power and authority. Your ultimate goal is to stand out enough to get accepted, so incorporating action verbs puts the emphasis directly on you. An added bonus of using active voice versus passive voice is that passive voice sentences take up more line space, an important consideration since the number of characters count. (Example of active voice: I shadowed several doctors..., rather than passive voice: I have shadowed several doctors..., note use of the helping verb making it passive).