How do you write a good personal statement to apply for medicine?

A medical school personal statement needs to be as unique as you can possibly make it as the markers read thousands every year. On such a tight word count, every sentence needs to have a purpose to either tell them what you did, what you learnt from that or how this is going to make you a better doctor. Statements for medicine are also about what NOT to put in as there are some unwritten rules about medical school personal statements; i.e. don't name drop "Dr X" who you did work experience with. Your markers will likely not know that doctor, they won't care for knowing and it doesn't communicate to them anything about what you did or what you learnt!

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