A pandemic is an interesting and difficult time to be a prospective medical student. The spotlight on our NHS may have you more inspired than ever to embark on a medical career, but the situation has created challenging conditions in which to start your application.
Despite all the uncertainty, there are things you can do! Read on for five ways to strengthen your personal statement during lockdown.
#1 – Fundraising
Many charities are suffering from a huge decrease in funding and need our help! You can fundraise from the comfort of your own home and be inventive, live stream a challenge, or involve others via video call (charity pub quiz anyone?).
Organising a successful fundraiser is not only wonderful for charities, but it also displays a range of attributes that medical schools are looking for, including organisation and communication skills.
#2 – The Power of The Internet
Many of us learn about what it takes to be a doctor through clinical work experience but unfortunately, that option is not widely available right now. Time to be flexible in your approach!