VETERINARY PERSONAL STATEMENT EDITING
Making Every Sentence Count
Writing the personal statement is a daunting task and let's face it - we're not all born authors like J.K. Rowling. Where do I start? Does this sound too cheesy? Are there enough buzz words? Maybe you just need a fresh pair of eyes to look at your application. Our expert tutors at MediTutor are here to help, get your statement marked and edited by our experts.
SIX GOLDEN RULES
Our experts recommend these top tips
THE OPENING PARAGRAPH
The admissions team read through thousands of personal statements, you MUST stand out. They want to see why you want to become a vet and what motivates you - generic reasons are an absolute no.
WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE A VET?
Explain why you want to be a vet and what you've done to inform you of that decision. Look back at your work experience and continuously remind yourself of why you're following this career path. Don't forget to acknowledge the diversity of roles in the field.
TEAMWORK, LEADERSHIP, EMPATHY, PASSION, KIND
All too often, students send us personal statements with a list of work experience or a list of adjectives describing themselves. Limit your long lists to a few points, provide supporting evidence and focus on reflection. Quality is always better than quantity.
DON'T FORGET THE HUMAN CONTACT
Being a vet is a priviledge, a big part of your job entails dealing with people - whether breaking the bad news that a beloved pet needs to be put down or explaining the pros and cons to castration. Link this to your work experience.
IS ALL OF YOU'RE SPELLING & GRAMMAR CORRECT?
Just how you noticed our grammatical mistake above - make sure you double and triple check your statement before the final submission. One of the most common faults we see are the incorrect use of commas.
THE GOLDEN CONCLUSION
Conclude as strongly as you started. End your personal statement on a strong note by stating the key personal attributes that you believe makes you well-suited to a vocational career like Veterinary Medicine. When the admissions team have tired eyes, your conclusion may be the focus of their attention.