Being an Apologist _ You do not use your personal statement to explain why you lack certain skills or experience. The point of writing this short paragraph is to sell yourself and this involves highlighting your strengths instead of apologizing for your weaknesses which in itself is a sign of weakness. The time and place for discussing flaws in your suitability is the interview and at that point, you must focus on how you plan to overcome any holes in experience/skills etc.
Make It Interesting Perhaps the most important goal of all though is to keep your essay interesting. Your personal statement needs to be one that keeps the readers interest throughout. Remember, medical schools admissions committees are reading hundreds of these essays. You want yours to stand out in a good way. Writing a generic medical school personal statement or essay may not get your rejected, but it certainly will not get you into medical school. Congratulations! You are now at the forefront of another academic milestone as you plan to rise to the next level and pursue advanced studies. Whether you intend to pursue graduate studies in a local school or abroad, you will have to undergo a rigid admission process, which will require you to submit various application documents, foremost of which is the Personal Statement.