If you are applying to study Medicine at university, you will have to write a personal statement, to convince the admissions team to offer you a place on the course.
A personal statement reviewer is a person who reads your personal statement and provides feedback. They can advise you on aspects such as the structure of your writing and whether or not you are meeting the key criteria that university admissions teams are looking for.
Your personal statement reviewer will also check to make sure that the spelling and grammar is perfect.
Where can I find a personal statement reviewer?
At The Future Medic, we offer a personal statement coaching service. Here, our panel of experienced doctors will read your personal statement and guide you on the structure, language, syntax and authenticity.
We can also help you write your personal statement from scratch. Your personal statement will be reviewed by one of our admissions panel doctors, who have seen hundreds of Medicine personal statements over the years.
Person Statement Coaching
- Our Personal Statement Coaching package starts from as little as £100, going up to £1,700.
You can choose your coaching time from the following: 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours, 10 hours and 20 hours.
Shine Like A Diamond
- Our Shine Like A Diamond package is the best service available. It gives you unlimited hours of coaching and unlimited reviews of your personal statement.
Our medical specialist will provide you with intensive tutoring to help structure your personal statement in the best way, even if you need to start it from scratch.
Your tutor will focus on each section in detail with unlimited redrafts and unlimited reviews until your personal statement is perfect.
We will also tutor you on aspects of the personal statement which you will be asked about during the interview.
Last Minute Check-Up
- Our Last Minute Check-Up package provides you with feedback on your personal statement at the very last minute, if you are struggling and desperately need help.
This is a review of your personal statement by one of our admissions panel doctors.
The constructive criticism and advice you will receive will focus on these 5 domains:
- Thematic Tone
- First Impressions
- Most importantly, any red flags
Who else can review my personal statement?
Ask a teacher to review your personal statement, as they can use their subject knowledge to advise you. They know you personally, so they can suggest specific areas for improvement.
However, be selective about the people you approach for feedback. If you share your personal statement with multiple family members and friends, they may give you contradictory pieces of advice.
If other Medicine applicants read your personal statement, they may be tempted to copy your ideas, so you will lose your original work.
Personal Statement Reviewer: Is it worth it?
Absolutely, it is worth having a personal statement reviewer look at your personal statement. Our tutors are fully qualified, practising British doctors within the NHS.
This level of tutoring is not guaranteed by any competitor. Each of our tutors has a breadth of experience to help you secure your place at your dream medical school.
Medicine is a greatly competitive field. In 2022, there will be 30,000 more students applying to medical school. In popular universities, this means a success rate of only 1 in 10. For international students, this number is even lower at 1 in 16.
Therefore, you must write a winning personal statement which captivates the attention of university recruiters and proves to them that you will be an asset to their Medicine programme.
At The Future Medic, we know that writing your Medicine Personal Statement isn’t always easy. This is where we can help.
Our team of doctors know exactly what is required to make your personal statement special and unique. Our personal statement coaching services provide numerous benefits:
- Access to experienced British doctors, medical education specialists, and tutors who have read thousands of Medicine personal statements and have interviewed applicants.
- 24/7 access to your Tutor Doctor, through a dedicated WhatsApp group.
- Tailor-made feedback on your personal statement which is specific to you.
- Help even if you need to write your personal statement from scratch.
- Personalised 1-1 lessons, with all the attention on you.
- The option of unlimited hours of coaching, or between 1-20 hours.
- Quick turnaround for feedback, within as little as 24 hours, or 1 week.
- Guidance on how to make your Medicine application stand out.
- Improved confidence for the interview stage at your dream medical school.
- Saves you time and stress, allowing you to focus on your A-Levels, UCAT admissions test and other commitments.
How long will my personal statement review take?
At The Future Medic, we provide a very speedy service!
Feedback on your personal statement will be returned to you within as little as 24 hours, or 1 week.
Therefore, it is clear from the numbers that students who use The Future Medic are being accepted into their dream medical school at a much higher rate.
Will using a personal statement reviewer increase my chances of getting an interview?
Your medicine personal statement is the first impression you make on a medical school. The personal statement will also form the basis of questions asked at the interview stage. So, it is hugely important that your personal statement is excellently written and showcases your competency in Medicine and ambition to train as a doctor.
So, with our personal statement coaching, we will use our expertise in medical education to help you craft a personal statement that will secure you a place on your dream course.
I have been invited to a medical school interview. Can a personal statement reviewer help me with my interview?
Yes, at The Future Medic, we provide interview tutoring services to help Medicine applicants successfully enter the medical schools of their choice.
Our Interview Tuition Service package starts from £100. It offers personalised 1-1 lessons from a doctor or medical education specialist. The package is available between 2 hours to 20 hours.
Our Mock Interview Practice service is £150, and you can try a mock medical school interview, to fully prepare you to answer those tough questions.
I am an international student; can I have my personal statement reviewed?
Of course! Our personal statement, interview and UCAT coaching services are available for international students.
We understand that English may not be your first language, so we coach you in such a way that this does not become a hindrance at your interview.
Can a Personal Statement Reviewer write my personal statement for me?
No, your personal statement must be 100% your own work.
Never copy someone else’s personal statement or include inaccurate or misleading information in your application.
UCAS uses sophisticated technology to detect plagiarism and similarities across personal statements.
If you plagiarise on your personal statement and the UCAS software detects more than 30% similarity, you and your course provider will be notified by email, and your application could be rejected.
Make sure your Medical personal statement is 100% accurate and your own work. If UCAS suspects your application is fraudulent, they can request proof to verify the information you have provided.
How do I make my Medicine personal statement stand out?
Outline your motivation to study Medicine at your chosen university and explain how this will benefit your dream to become a doctor. What impact do you hope to make on the people around you?
Discuss any relevant work experience and what valuable skills you gained from them, such as problem-solving and conscientiousness.
Highlight your proudest achievements, which are unique to you, e.g. if you have climbed a mountain for charity or occupied a leadership position.
For more tips and advice, read our blog article on ‘what makes a successful Medicine personal statement’ here.
What common mistakes do I avoid when writing my Medicine personal statement?
- Always proofread your personal statement a few times before submitting it.
- Avoid using clichés, e.g. mentioning your childhood dream of wanting to become a doctor. You need to justify your passion for Medicine now, as a young adult.
- Use a strong opening to hook the reader in.
- Do not mention hobbies and interests that are irrelevant to studying Medicine, such as watching the TV series Casualty.
We hope to have provided you with all the necessary information regarding personal statement reviewers.
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To book a personal statement reviewer, click here to browse our Personal Statement coaching options.
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