Dear Cardiff University,
For medicine applications, could I please see the document/proforma/criteria for the assessment of medical application personal statements.
Dear J Pattison
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Dear J Pattison
I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 27
September 2018 in which you requested information regarding the assessment
of medical application personal statements.
For ease of reference, I have reproduced your question below and set out
our corresponding response.
For medicine applications, could I please see the
document/proforma/criteria for the assessment of medical application
Details on the application process, including the criteria for the
assessment of personal statements can be found on our website at
with further information available within Cardiff University’s Admissions
Policy for Undergraduate Programmes in Medicine 2019/2020 at
Specific information on the criteria for the assessment of personal
statements is available at link above under the ‘non-academic heading’ of
the ‘Selection Process’, and has been reproduced below for ease of
“Applications are reviewed by trained selectors and the following are
assessed and scored:
· Medical motivation and awareness of the career
· Caring ethos and a sense of social awareness
· Sense of responsibility
· Evidence of a balanced approach to life
· Evidence of self directed learning and extracurricular activities
· Referee’s report
All applicants are expected to have an appreciation of the length of the
training programme and the career structure, and how this relates to their
own situation and circumstances.”
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