Originally Posted by msudo
Is somebody had written Personal Essay already? I don't know how to write this essay, can somebody give me some suggestions or examples? Thanks a lot!
Check this thread and the other threads it lists. You may find more using the search function as each year there are many questions about personal statements.
When I started mine, I found it easy to begin by just writing without restraint. I put down on paper whatever came into my mind, without worrying about proper grammar, punctuation, etc. My initial draft ended up being about 5 pages of stream of consciousness paragraphs, outlines, and bullet points. From there I just worked on it for a few months, focusing on how to streamline it into a (much shorter) and cohesive statement. I had 7 or 8 drafts before I was finally finished--give yourself as much time as you can to work on this, so don't put it off any longer. Make it interesting and use meaningful personal examples on what led you to want to become a physician. Have a lot of different people look at it--family, friends, an advisor, PS readers on here (ask them first!), etc.