You need to mention that you feel their course type is suited to you, so for example, if the university you’ve applied to uses PBL you’ll have to say that youenjoy working in groups and like the fact that you’ll be able to learn independently using their course. Resources and facilities they have are also great things to mention, have a look at the main selling points for that med school (they’ll tend to be things they say at open days) and those aspects may be reasons why you want to go there. Do they use full body dissection? Or maybe they use prosections and you think that’s the most effective way to learn? Do they have an emphasis of developing a portfolio and do you think that’s a positive thing? Do they offer research opportunities for their med students and is that something you want to get involved in?

Try talking to medical students at that particular med school and truly understand how you’ll be taught there as you’ll need to show evidence that you understand this and know it will suit you. You might also have certain societies/extracurricular activities that you’re interested in and the university provides. Just ask yourself what appealed to you about this particular university for you to apply there and write that down…

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