Written by experts in communication and medical recruitment, this book explains what medical school admissions tutors are really looking for and how to get yourself noticed by writing a powerful and memorable personal statement. It will guide you through the process of writing a successful personal statement to help you win that coveted place at medical school, describing effective writing techniques to enable you to convince the admissions tutors of your desire and motivation for a career in medicine whilst conveying your true personality. You will learn how to plan and prepare to write your personal statement and how to develop a structure and content to maximise impact within the strict character limit allowed. The book contains 100 real life personal statements from successful A level and graduate applicants to all medical schools including Oxbridge, with critiques to highlight particular strengths and weaknesses. Details of medical schools that offered interviews to that candidate are given alongside each personal statement, with a summary look up table at the back of the book for quick reference. Clearly laid out and written in an informal and engaging style, this book is an essential read for anyone considering applying to medical school.