I am in the process of applying for the Cloisters, CRTP, Doris Duke, and Howard Hughes med fellows programs. I was wondering if there's any conventional wisdom regarding the personal statement portion of the applications to these programs? I explained in mine reasons for interest in research and for each reasons for interest in the particular program. I also explained briefly what kind of research I'd like to do if accepted, but not in much detail. Just curious what people know since no one else I know is applying for these programs.