Resume Rewrite _ A personal statement should never be a mini_biography yet many applicants insist on doing little more than adding a chronology of their work experience, employment history and responsibilities of previous jobs. This does nothing to add to their desirability since the recruiting manager will glean all of this information from the rest of the resume. This is your chance to shine which means including details not included on the resume such as a description of 'soft' skills like analytical thinking and interpersonal skills.
Consider these as you write your essay for medical school: "What do you really want to do in medicine? _ How are your grades different from everybody else? _ What are your original motivations and _ How have you confirmed those motivations?"