Medical School Personal Statement Reviews
Personalised 1-1 feedback and review of your medical school personal statement
Expert Tip 1:Most students struggle with the opening line of their personal statement. We recommend writing this after you have drafted your main content several times. It makes starting your personal statement much easier!
Expert Tip 2:Avoid listing hospitals, Doctors, Consultants and procedures, these don’t impress Admissions Officers. Reflecting on your experiences is a much more effective use of your 4000 characters.
Unlock Your Full Personal Statement Potential.
Your personal statement is the first chance you have to impress the medical schools’ admissions teams. It has to be clear, professional, communicate why you want to study medicine, reflect on your personal experiences and convey why they should select you. A pretty tough task with just 4000 characters!
For most students this will be the first time they have applied to medical school and having confidence in their personal statement can be difficult. Our expert mentors have read thousands of personal statements and know what makes a great impression with the admissions teams.
With a personal statement review, our mentors will take time to read through your statement in detail and provide individual and personalised feedback. They can’t make the changes for you, but they can guide and advise you.
Personal statement reviews normally take one week to review and return.
Advice from experienced mentors
Our mentors are trusted and experienced NHS Doctors or exceptional medical students. They are passionate about supporting the next generation of medical students.
Each personal statement review is unique and our mentors take time and care reading every element of your statement before providing personalised feedback for you.
Personal statement is a key element that divides those who get invited for an interview and those who don’t. Make sure your statement will get you into the first group.
Why book a personal statement review?
The medical school personal statement is the first chance you have to make an impression with medical school admissions teams. You need to make sure you avoid some common pitfalls and also make sure you communicate why they should select you.
Fantastic grades, work experience, volunteering experiences and a stack of great extra-curricular activities aren’t enough to gain you a place at medical school alone. Students need to be able to communicate these elements effectively. This is where we can support students. Our mentors will help you review your skills and experiences and turn them into a powerful narrative in your personal statement.
Our mentors will help you to:
– Avoid some common mistakes such as over-listing, poor phrasing and cliche lines
– Balance the formality/informality of your statement
– Highlight key experiences that can be developed into deep reflective statements
– Display the key attributes universities are looking for
– Balance the amount of ‘professional’ and ‘personal’ characteristic of you
– Help you communicate why the university should select you
Trusted by 1000’s of students, parents & teachers
Over the past six years we have helped thousands of aspiring medical students and worked with most of the top UK and international schools. Students, parents and teachers trust us when it comes to delivering the highest quality support for students. All our mentors, Doctors and medical students are selected due to their incredible teaching ability and passion for helping create the next generation of medical students and Doctors.
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Personal Statement Review Fees
Single review – £79
Three reviews – £199
Book your personal statement review(s) today
After booking your review(s) you will receive a confirmation email and details on how to upload your draft personal statement. Typical turnaround time for a personal statement review is one week.
What our students think…
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Frequently Asked Questions
What happens after I book?
- You will receive a booking confirmation and instructions on sending us your personal statement.
- Once your allocated Mentor receives your personal statement, they have one week to return this to you by email with full comments and annotations.
- If you have booked multiple reviews, you can adjust your personal statement in your own time, then resend this to us to repeat the process when you’re ready.
How many times will my personal statement be reviewed?
You can select either 1 or 3 reviews. If you are just starting your first draft then we recommend three reviews. If you are happy with your personal statement and want a final review, we recommend booking a single review.
Will my Mentor write it for me?
No. Our mentors will not write your personal statement for you. Our mentors will advise and guide you on the best ways to maximise the experiences and insights you have but they cannot write it for you.
How will I receive the reviewed personal statement?
After you have emailed your personal statement we will use Word annotate and note functions to make all notes and comments. You will receive detailed comments and notes on your personal statement ready for you to amend.
How long does it take?
A typical turnaround time for personal statements is 1 week. Please make sure you book your reviews in plenty of time before the UCAS submission date.
Should I book the course, a review, or get a mentor?
If you’re looking for someone to give you specific advice for your final draft of your personal statement, book the personal statement review options. If you’re just beginning your personal statement you should book three reviews. If you are finishing up and would like some final advice before submission, book a single review. If you’re looking for ongoing advice about Personal Statements, as well as interviews, insight into what life is like as a Doctor and getting answers to other questions you may have then you should sign up for personalised admissions tutoring.