We do not score your personal statement; however, it is an important part of your application to Hull York Medical School as it allows you to talk about your interests, achievements and ambitions.
We do read all of these and reserve the right to take them into consideration in selection decisions. We carefully examine all the information submitted on the UCAS form when making decisions about candidates who are borderline at the selection for interview or selection for offer stage.
If you are invited for interview, your statement is likely to prove useful preparation for interview questions. It is important that your statement is honest and accurate; we may check the claims that you made on your statement, and discovery of fabricated or exaggerated material may lead to the withdrawal of a future offer of a place.
We advise applicants to have a range of experiences, either voluntary or paid, in both healthcare settings and areas that require interaction with people.
Clinical work experience is not an essential criteria for applying to Medicine.
Your experience will help you to demonstrate in your application and interview that you understand, and are committed to, teamwork and the social context of healthcare.
It will help you to develop some of the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to being a doctor.
Please visit our work experience page for more information.
Applications must also include an academic reference. Any application submitted without a completed academic reference will be rejected.
If it is a while since you were studying, and you have been in a full-time job for more than one year, we will also require a reference from your latest employer who will be asked to comment upon your suitability to study Medicine.