The personal statement is a critical component of your medical school application for two reasons. First, it provides you with an opportunity to differentiate yourself from other applicants. Most medical school applicants are extremely similar: they have high GPAs, performed well on their MCATs, and have done some research or volunteer work. The personal statement is your chance to highlight your application as a cut above the rest. Second, it will help serve as a basis for discussion during your interview. Once you are selected for an interview, your performance during the interview will be crucial in deciding your acceptance. Interviewers will often look to the personal statement to help them engage you in conversation. A strong personal statement will help foster a natural and mutually rewarding conversation with your interviewer. There are many important aspects when it comes to writing personal statements in general. These include correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure, etc. The following five tips are the ones that we feel are the most important for medical school application personal statements in particular.
Try to narrate your statement in the form of a story. Remember, if your statement is fresh, lively, and different, you'll be putting yourself ahead of the pack. After concluding your opening paragraph, begin answering the question/s asked in detail in the form of paragraphs. Do not form so many paragraphs. The best idea is to break your statement into paragraph, when new ideas start.Forming statement require vigorous practice. Be specific and write about your experience/s and any problems you faced in your life in brief. Do not forget to add your achievements and career goals. Do lots of research about the particular organization or university applying for, and add some good about them in general. Give only logical examples and add some quotes to support your statement, where necessary End your statement on a high note. Strong ending may leave the reader with a final positive image of you. You can summarize the whole essay. It is wise to end your statement with a conclusion that refers back to the lead and restates your topic.