• ½ day (3 hours) live online teaching
• Taught by Dr Dibah Jiva exclusively
• Understanding of University marking schemes & what differentiates excellent vs. average personal statements
• Brainstorming and structuring of your own activities and how to reflect on the personal statement
• Coaching on the writing of one story (introduction or a paragraph) for structure, style, to understand how to go from brainstorming to a finished PS
• Continued support via email after the course
The course is specifically for students writing a personal statement for Medicine application. However, most of the principles learned can be applied for other courses such as Dentistry, Law, etc. If you are applying for a course other than medicine and are wondering if this will be beneficial to you, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be able to advise you more specifically.
By the end of the class, you should expect to have a very good understanding of what universities are looking for, what differentiates very good personal statements from average ones, a good list of content brainstormed from your own activities (what to include, what not to and how to discuss it), a clear understanding and method on how to reflect on your personal statement as well as one paragraph written at a good standard.
You will not have your full PS written by the end of the course. This is a session that is best taken early, as you start to write your personal statement. The expectation is that you are then very well equipped to write a competitive and comprehensive personal statement. We recommend sending your PS for a full review after it is written. If you have already written a draft, then you may not want to take this course and instead, you can send your personal statement for a full review first.
• Dibah has helped students get into medical school for the last 13 years.
• She has personally reviewed 1000s of personal statements.
• She has a natural ability to coach people how to reflect on their own activities and how to share that externally, whether that be through a written personal statement, a CV, a cover letter or interviews.
• She is the founder of theMSAG, she trains tutors to coach students and she also delivers personal statement coaching in schools in the UK to train teachers and career advisers.
• Learn more about Dr Jiva and why she has been a finalist in 4 national awards in the last 2 years.
• The course is taught in a half-day (3 hours) + 15 min break in the middle throughout July, August and September
• Some sessions are offered daytime and some evening to accommodate as many timezones and students as possible
• See the full schedule below for 2020. Pick your option in the drop-down menu at the top of the page to reserve your space.
• The option to register will close when the class is full so we recommend that you book early if you’d like to attend a class as they often fill up well before the class date.
|Class Date||Start Time|
|Monday 20th July 2020||5 PM|
|Wednesday 29th July 2020||2 PM|
|Thursday 13th August 2020||12 PM|
|Monday 24th August 2020||5 PM|
|Tuesday 8th September 2020||2 PM|
"Very comprehensive and up to date advice, well evidenced and interactive. Structured in such a way that we could ask questions during the workshop, which were answered in impressive depth by Dibah and Ashish, who both clearly have considerable expertise in preparing
students for and giving constructive feedback on personal statements."
- Miss Zoe Makepeace-Welsh from Haberdasher Aske’s School for Girls
Widening access is a core value of The Medicine School Application Guide. We believe that financial means shouldn’t be a barrier to studying medicine. Think you qualify for extra financial aid? Contact us to access the course completely free.
An admission into medicine is a journey by any account. Trust me, we’ve all been there. Yet, as a graduate entrant, the journey has been even longer. You’ve taken the scenic route. An extra stop or two along the way. But now you’ve decided to prolong your education for another few years and you’re applying to study medicine!
Here, we are going to outline 6 key tips that will help to make your personal statement for graduate entry medicine stand out!