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Medical Personal Statement Topics


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Coming up with a personal statement topic is hard. There are certain qualities you must convey as a medical school applicant, but you also don't want to fall into the trap of writing in clichés.

Many applicants choose to focus on:
  • Personal growth
  • Notable achievements
  • Adversity faced
  • International travel
  • Childhood stories
  • Passion projects
Most common themes we see:
  • I like working with people. So I should be a doctor.
  • I like science. So I should be a doctor.
  • A family member got sick. The doctor was inspiring. Now I want to be a doctor.
  • I got sick. The doctor was inspiring. Now I want to be a doctor.
  • Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to be a doctor. It’s my dream.
  • Ever since I was a kid, I was unsure about what I wanted to do. Now I know I want to be a doctor.
It's not bad to take one of these approaches, BUT you want to do it in a way that is unique to you!!
 
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