Applications for Medicine Degrees
Boosting your confidence and improving your performance
Applying for medicine can feel extremely stressful - it's not just about getting the right exam results, you also have to sit your admissions tests, ensure you have relevant work experience and then there's that vital Personal Statement and the all-important interviews.
I can help. I have a wealth of experience from over eighteen years helping students with their medicine applications and eight years working closely with academics and admissions tutors in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London. Obviously there are no absolute guarantees but I can help to give you the best possible chance of success and help to boost your confidence at interview time.
My eight years' experience as an interviewer on medicine interview panels at Imperial has made me a welcome addition to the mock interview days held in many schools. Feedback from students shows that they feel much more confident and relaxed about their actual interviews once they have had one of my rigorous practice interviews!
When you sign up for the Medicine Applications package, you will receive written guidance on making the best possible application. Then, once you are happy with your draft Personal Statement, you will email me a copy:
I will proofread it for errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation
I will edit the content to enhance sentence structure and streamline paragraphs
I will ensure you have made the most of your work experiences and volunteering
I will ensure you have included the relevant skills and good qualities essential for any successful doctor
I will assess the academic content and evidence of your interest in studying medicine and your future career as a doctor
I will make suggestions for how you can enhance what you have written, as required
Included in the price is a second review – once you have made any changes and you believe you almost have your final draft you will email it to me again. I will ensure it is within the UCAS line and character limits and carry out a final proofread, edit and polish so your Personal Statement is ready for you to send off.
Next, we will arrange a convenient time for an hour-long practice interview. This is usually done via Skype but if you would prefer your interview in person, please contact me to discuss the fee.
I will give you constructive feedback and suggestions for improving your answers throughout the interview and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions which have been worrying you. Afterwards, I will send you written feedback and further guidance on preparing for medicine interviews. Then you'll be ready to tackle the real thing!