personal statement

  1. M

    Anyone willing to look over my PS?

    Would anyone be willing to take a quick look at my PS and share your thoughts/feedback? If anyone's in the same position I could also take a look at yours. Thanks in advance.
  2. sasukeuchiha33

    AMCAS character count issue is making me bang my head against the wall

    Literally today has just been a weird day in general and this was icing on the cake... somebody please help me. I am currently experiencing difficulty with writing both my Personal Statement and Work and Activities in AMCAS. I know that both my PS and every Work and Activities entry is below...
  3. springoriole

    Personal Statement - Is writing about your own medical issues a good or bad idea?

    I am debating on a couple of personal statement topics. On one side the reason I want to become a physician is because I went through a lot as a kid and it shaped me into the person I am. I have idiopathic pancreatitis since birth and no one can figure out why (obviously, since it's...
  4. J

    EC’s and Personal Statement

    Hey! I’m new here, this has probably been answered. Just wondering in regards to the application if you discuss something in your personal statement should you not list it as an extracurricular? Or can you talk about it in your personal statement and then list it as an EC and further discuss...
  5. orgoman22

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  6. LineHelix

    Most Meaningful Activity too similar to Personal Statement?

    So my PS talks about how my experience working with homeless patients was a transformative experience that led me to want to become a physician. I thought it would intuitive to also include it as one of my most meaningful activities, even though the description of why its my most meaningful...
  7. S

    PHARMCAS personal statement feedback!!! Any help is much appreciated

    Hi guys! I am in the process of applying for pharmacy school. I just have a rough draft of my personal statement and I am quite unsure whether I am writing it in the right direction or not. Also very stressed out and worried because writing is not my area of expertise. So please let me know what...
  8. S

    Mental Health in Personal Statement

    Hey y’all, so I’m a 30 year old Senior PreMed about to apply to Med. School. I am considering how to write my personal statement as I was out of college from 2009-2017. The gap from 2009-2016 I suffered from severe ocd, labeled as the worst case of OCD many of my Doctors ever saw. I finished 3...

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  10. R

    Where to talk about a board failure on ERAS?

    After talking to a number of residents and program directors, I've gotten conflicting advice with almost an even split regarding where to address a board failure on ERAS. Half say to mention it in the personal statement, and half say the personal statement should only be positive and to address...
  11. C

    Personal Statement Help

    Will someone please help me with my personal statement. I am so so bad at writing these, and have no clue how to start it/ what to say in it. It would mean so much to me.
  12. High Yield Press

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  13. P

    Personal Statement Review

    Hi everyone! Is anyone willing to look over my personal statement, and give some feedback! Would really appreciate it! Thanks
  14. TheBlueSnail

    Personal Statement - Writing about racist hometown and childhood

    Hi all, I am not sure if I'll use this in the personal statement or somewhere else in my application but I've been getting mixed feedback. Keeping things vague so I don't dox myself. I was born and grew up in a super small rural town to two immigrant parents and 2 immigrant siblings (all...
  15. DrH541224

    NEEDED: Personal Statement Review!

    Hello! I was hoping that someone could read my personal statement final draft and give me their most honest critique! I appreciate the help.
  16. M

    PS review

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone was willing to take a look at my personal statement. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. It's a bit over the character limit so I need to prune things down. Any comments on the overall direction and gist of the essay would be really helpful. Please let me...
  17. A girl has no name

    PS Length - Limit to 1 Page?

    The pre-med advisors at my undergrad tell everyone to cut their PS down to a maximum of 1 page to keep readers interested. My PS is currently about a page long but is only 3600 characters. Because this is so far below the character limit, I'm worried that this will be a red flag. While I have a...
  18. A

    Personal Statement help.

    So I have been having a little it of a rough time writing my personal statement. I have some good shadowing experiences and I currently am doing tissue engineering research, both of which I am trying to bring into my PS. I just dont think these experiences are unique enough. I am a middle class...
  19. B

    Personal Statement

    Would anyone mind taking a look at my personal statement? I'm trying to get a few opinions!
  20. T

    Personal statement advice - do adcoms care to hear about my childhood?

    A theme in my PS relates my cultural background and upbringing to wanting to become a doctor. The problem is this required a lot of set-up and I spent like 2 paragraphs (1700 characters out of 5300) describing my cultural background and formative childhood events in which I played a very passive...
  21. skyebluedestiny

    Help cutting down my personal statement?

    I feel like I have finally gotten control of the theme and the structure of my personal statement. The only problem now is that it's over 7,000 characters long. Would anyone be willing to take a look and see what extraneous information I'm including that's making it so long?
  22. PapaGuava

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    This thread is for this year's applicants who are beginning to work on their personal statements. If you're looking for someone to read your PS, check out the list of volunteers below In the most recent post ONLY!! Link to last years Personal Statement Reader thread HERE. If you are willing...
  23. L

    Feedback for my personal statement!!

    Hello, guys. I'm currently working on my PS, and need any feedback for my PS! Since my experiences are not as unique, I've focused more on my reflection. Also, since English is my second language, some of the sentences may seem weird (I will appreciate if you can tell me about this) I don't...
  24. M

    Would anyone be willing to give me feedback on my personal statement?

    I'd really appreciate it if anyone medical students, premeds who have been admitted this cycle or people who have been on admissions committees could PM me if they have the time to give me some feedback on my PS. Thanks!!!
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    What Are Good Professional Editing Resources for PS & Secondary Essays?

    I have found a couple online but I was wondering about more options so I can get the best for my money. I am in Colorado if there are any Colorado specific ones. Thanks!
  26. D

    Personal Statement Editor

    Hello everyone! I am hoping to make your personal statement writing journey a tad less stressful. I understand what medical school and residency admissions committees want to see in an applicant's essay. Let me help you with grammar corrections, diction, and overall make you and your personal...
  27. jg2021

    family situation in personal statement

    one of the main inspirations for me going into medicine was a situation i went through fairly early in life (9 or 10 years old). my grandmother, whom i was extremely close to, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and i went to rounds of chemo, dr appts, stayed by her side in the ICU when...
  28. T

    Personal Statement Theme

    I was diagnosed with ADD and anxiety at age 5 and my family struggled for 4 years to find the proper medication regimen that worked. I am from Arkansas and at the time SPECT scanning wasn’t available, so we flew to CA to have one done to see what areas of my brain needed treatment. The SPECT...
  29. dwarfplanet

    Bad Theme for Personal Statement?

    Is it wise to talk about anything having to do with my dealing with anxiety in my personal statement? The current version I have written is my favorite, but it hinges on how I always thought I wanted to be a physician until I didn’t because my anxiety became so severe I couldn’t imagine taking...
  30. D

    Other Research opportunities and personal statement.

    Hello, maybe it's not the right forum but I couldn't see any specific section for research. I am an IMG with no prior research experience and done with all the board exams except step3. I want to volunteer in a research, but no luck so far. Is there something that I am doing wrong? I have...
  31. HopefulErDr

    Personal statement advice

    So I'm working on crafting a personal statement. Granted it is hard, I don't have one ah ha moment where I realized I wanted to do medicine. A common theme I have realized is that all of my experiences involved learning, be it learning about myself and my interests, helping others learn as a lab...
  32. MichAAGC

    Non-Trad Personal Statement Advice

    While I understand that the PS's advantage is its personal touch, I'm looking for some advice in how best to approach it. I'm a relatively non-traditional applicant for this coming cycle, and I am fortunate to be able to draw from varied experiences. However, because of this, I am struggling to...
  33. H

    Looking for PS readers

    Hola! I've been working on my personal statement and I've had a few eyes on it but looking to get a few more to review. Basically looking for if it flows well/makes sense; if "my story" comes across and if I answered the "why medicine?" question. PM if interested. Thanks!!
  34. T

    Personal Statment

    Hi Everyone, I am thinking about why I want to go into medicine but have a difficult time writing about it. I want to mention my experience with sexual abuse, especially with a male but I was told to be cautious. What would you guys do?
  35. W

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    Hello SDN, this is my first post here, though I've been lurking for some time. Personal statements are hard because it's extremely difficult to capture your personality in words. Even if you have a great idea, or a fascinating experience, or a unique background, your essay will still look like...
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    Med School Personal Statement

    I'll be applying to med school this year, and I am beginning to write my personal statement. Undergrad wasn't great, I spent 5 years getting my degree, and am currently enrolled in a Masters program. In my personal statement, I planned on talking about having a miscarriage freshman year in...
  38. V

    Personal Statement Brainstorm help!

    Hello fellow SDNers! I am a 2019 applicant (trying to get my PS written early) and I would really appreciate some help in brainstorming what I should write! This may be an odd thing to ask, as I do understand that PS can get very personal sometimes, but I was wondering if any past...
  39. P

    Atlantic Bridge Personal Statement

    Hello, I was hoping to get some advice on writing the personal statement for the Atlantic Bridge program. The topic is "Why I would be an asset to the medical school and the medical profession". I'm not sure how to respond to how I would be an asset to the school. Any ideas on what they're...
  40. SterlingMaloryArcher

    In an undergrad transfer application personal statement would you talk about med school aspirations?

    So I've seen a lot about personal statements for AMCAS, but that's slightly ahead of where I am now. Applying to universities from community college. I guess I don't want my personal statement to look/sound too much like it was written for med school.