How are MSTP personal statements different than MD personal statements? Should I talk mostly about research and less on volunteer experience or what would make me a "good doctor?" I've been told by an MSTP admissions officer that some MSTP ad-comms only get applications after the MD ad-coms gives the applicant a secondary but at other programs both the MSTP and MD ad-coms get the applications seperately and make decisions separately. If the former is true, then a personal statement focused more on research would not look as appealing to an initially MD only ad-com. Thoughts?