Medical School Personal Statement Samples
Medical School Personal Statement Articles
The medical school personal statement is your best chance to sell yourself to the medical school admissions committee. If they're reading your personal statement, you've probably cleared the initial numbers screen. That means your MCAT scores and GPA are within their mean range.
Medical school admissions officers will often emphasize that they don't care what you choose to write about in your essay. They stress this because most writers try too hard to meet the expectations of their imagined readers, discarding all of their own personality in the process. Of course, there's truth in their advice: you should write with the goal of expressing your own values and conveying the qualities most important to you. But you must exercise your creativity with an eye toward the themes and points that will justify your suitability for medicine. After all, your ultimate goal is not just to stand out as a likeable person, but to obtain admission to a medical school.
In addition to the challenge of crafting a fresh take on standard ideas, you face the difficulty of integrating multiple sophisticated themes into a single coherent piece. The themes can be grouped into two basic categories: those that speak to your motivation for becoming a doctor and those that demonstrate the characteristics and abilities that qualify you for the profession. With a good balance, you should be well on your way to writing a successful medical school personal statement.
How To Write A Medical School Personal Statement
By Rick Perlman
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