• In2Med

Medicine Personal Statement Online Crash Course

Learn how to write the best personal statement for Medical School - full of detailed examples with analysis

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Learn how to write the best personal statement to get into medical school

Receiving great feedback from both teachers and students alike, this nine-lesson online course teaches you all you need to know about writing a personal statement geared towards getting into medical school.

Learn what admissions tutors are looking for

Taught by medical graduates from the University of Cambridge, you’ll learn first hand what a career in medicine is all about and what admissions tutors are looking for in applications and personal statements.

You’ll also discover how and where to find work experience, volunteering opportunities and academic materials to help bolster your application.

Discover how to write a personal statement for medical school

Using in-depth examples and gaining extensive advice throughout, you’ll find out exactly what makes a great personal statement and how best to improve your chances of getting into the competitive world of medical schools and dental schools.

You’ll then have time to have a go yourself writing your own personal statement, with feedback and advice given on every aspect of the process.

Gain in-depth knowledge and support from In2Med

Supported by the Cambridge Accelerate Programme and taught by medical students themselves, this easy-to-access online course from In2Med is the first of its kind, dedicated to helping all kinds of students from all over the world get started with their career in medicine.

Skip to 0 minutes and 4 seconds Hi, my name is Ankit. And today, I’d like to introduce you to our online course, how to write your best personal statement. You’re going to get access to our full online personal statement course. Now that includes nine video lessons, nine booklets accompanying each lesson, information about all the medical schools in the UK, and their application criteria, some example personal statements with detailed analysis, and advice about the career as a whole. When we were going through this process, exactly the same process that you are all going through right now. YouTube videos, blogs, and articles gave a lot of generic advice, but it didn’t actually help us write anything. And so we want to put this right.

Skip to 0 minutes and 46 seconds What this course is designed to do is to take you step by step in a tried and tested method to craft your personal statement. The upcoming lessons are how to apply to medicine. Then we’re going to focus on the personal statement basics before learning how to gather experience. After that, we’re going to learn about how to actually write your personal statement, covering the structure and writing style. And then we’re going to go through each of the sections paragraph by paragraph learning how to sculpt the personal statement. Our aim is to help students from all backgrounds write their best personal statement by taking you step by step through our systematic method which has proven to be very successful.

Skip to 1 minute and 25 seconds So the only question is what are you waiting for.

What topics will you cover?

The online course is comprised of 9 activities with video content, 9 workbooks giving detailed advice on the application process, example statements with detailed feedback and interactive sessions building the statement paragraph by paragraph.

  • 9 video activities each with an accompanying downloadable workbook
  • Example personal statements with detailed feedback
  • Information about all UK medical school’s entry requirements
  • A method to write the personal statement paragraph by paragraph
  • Learn where to find work experience, volunteering and reading

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify what admissions tutors are looking for in a personal statement
  • Identify where to find work experience, volunteering and reading opportunities
  • Synthesise your experiences into succinct, highly persuasive paragraphs that demonstrate your journey into a medical career
  • Develop your personal statement paragraph by paragraph, using a highly successful formula
  • Improve your personal statement drafts to maximise your chances of gaining admission into medical school

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed for students in years 12 and 13 (lower sixth and upper sixth) - both in the UK and abroad - who are interested in applying to medical or dental school within the UK.

Who will you learn with?

Having graduated with a distinction from the University of Cambridge, I am a foundation year doctor working in London, doing an academic foundation post in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Who developed the course?


In2Med is an online education platform, founded by medical students at the University of Cambridge, that helps you apply to and navigate through medical school. We have created online courses helping students apply to medical school, as well as covering the medical syllabus through a series of online modules.

Endorsers and supporters

supported by

Accelerate Programme

supported by

Santander Universities

supported by

Hemraj Goyal Foundation

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Learn best practices from experts
  • Learn from the experience of other health professionals
  • Fit learning around your schedule with unlimited access
  • Get evidence of learning outcomes and CPD hours
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime

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  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
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  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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