Personal Statement: Conclusion
Just as starting your personal statement can be challenging, deciding how to conclude your personal statement leaves many students equally scratching their heads. The main part of your conclusion should be considerate of what you have already written in your personal statement, and provide two main aspects:
- Re-emphasis of your passion for medicine
- Summary of your skill sets
After all, this is what you should have demonstrated in your personal statement. Just like you would end an essay, ending your personal statement is very similar. Further to this you want to make sure, just like in your introduction, that the examiner knows exactly why you want to study medicine. Except now you have explained why you are right for medicine, so be sure to include this in your conclusion too.
Don’t forget about the quality of your writing style. Finishing on a strong and captivating note will leave that lasting impression. At medic mind we recommend one of two options to round off your personal statement, after you re-emphasis of passion for medicine and the summary of your skill set. Think, if this is the last thing the examiner reads will they still be impressed?
1. Focus on personal motivation
Think about what personally motivates you, and why you want to be a doctor. You may have already expressed this in your personal statement, but now is the time to make sure the examiner know this. An example using this option is:
“Working in the medical profession will provide me with life-long personal and intellectual challenges, and I believe that I can draw upon my experiences, skills and attributes to pursue this career successfully.”
2. Focus on the medical world and science
Think about what has sparked your interest and what you have already spoken about in your personal statement. You may also want to think about some of the challenges that the NHS is facing. An example of using this option is:
“In the technological society of today, social trends such as the ageing population, increased mobility and the modern pace of life have created a new dimension in demand for the doctor; I am excited by the intense challenges, both mental and physical, that this provides.”