How to Write a Medicine Personal Statement

With the UCAS application deadline fast approaching, we are aware that many prospective medical students are in the process of writing their personal statements. We are here to make that process a lot less overwhelming for you.

Before you dive into writing your personal statement, we must first address the aims of a personal statement. Every single piece of advice in this guide will point back to these two basic aims:

  1. Demonstrating your passion for Medicine and awareness of the medical field

  2. Showing that you are a suitable candidate to be a medical student and doctor

With every point you discuss in your personal statement, ask yourself if it is contributing to fulfilling these aims.

Now it’s time to start writing. An important aspect of having a well-written personal statement is the structure. We encourage you to follow this basic paragraph structure: why medicine, scientific interests, work exper