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).
Let us move on to the contents of the personal statements. As such, there is no one proper way to inscribe personal statements. However, generally, the academic officers who read your essay will be interested to look into two important aspects emerging from the statement. One being how you are presenting the evidence of your achievements that is not reflected anywhere else in your application; the other being the description of how and why the episodes of your life have shaped your attitude, focus, and, of all your intellectual verve.