When writing your personal statement as part of your medical school admissions packet, you are communicating your unique attributes and abilities. To give your statement greater clarity and substance, here are 6 important considerations. 1. USE ACTIVE VOICE. Active verbs convey power and authority. Your ultimate goal is to stand out enough to get accepted, so incorporating action verbs puts the emphasis directly on you. An added bonus of using active voice versus passive voice is that passive voice sentences take up more line space, an important consideration since the number of characters count. (Example of active voice: I shadowed several doctors..., rather than passive voice: I have shadowed several doctors..., note use of the helping verb making it passive).
Telling Them You Want the Job _ The hiring manager already knows that you want the job, otherwise you wouldn't have applied yet applicants insist on telling the prospective employer how much they enjoy their line of work and their desire to work for the company. Your personal statement should focus on the reasons WHY you should be hired, NOT why you want the job.