Looking back at the past, one of my dreams when I was a tenth-grader was to enter a prestigious college in the country and study medicine. Back then, my choices were Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial College. I’m now a student at a good medical school, although it might not be as great as the schools of my dream.
There was a time when I thought I could not enter a good college because of my grades. I’m a good student, but there were
occurrences that caused me to lower my guards and to become lax in my studies.
But why am I now a medical student?
The main reason why I am now studying a medical course is because I was able to convince the people manning the admission committee of my chosen university that I am suited to become a doctor.
How? Just through my personal statement. When I submitted my application to the UCAS, prime agency in charge of admissions in the UK, I made sure that I included a very convincing and emotion-moving personal statement. It was my only chance to prove that I am suited to become a medical student!
Well, I did focus all my personal feelings into my personal statement. That was the only way that I could justify my grades in high
school and persuade the university to accept me. Of course, I have to support my statement with facts. I also focused on parading my skills and strengths, on how I could use them to succeed in this course. I also outlined my hobbies and interests that show the attitude that I could use to spring myself to success.
I think those were the secret why I’m now a medical student. I would not mind if you pattern your statement after mine!
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