It’s approaching another cycle for med school applications and that means getting your letters of recommendation, transcripts, and your personal statement in order. Arguably the most daunting and challenging part of the AMCAS medical school application process is writing your personal statement. While things like your MCAT and GPA are already set in stone and are very objective measurements of academic performance, the personal statement is an expression of you as a person. Having a memorable personal statement can be a huge factor in making you stand out to admissions committees. And unlike your grades or MCAT, you have complete control over your personal statement, even late into your college career.|| How to Start Writing the Medical School Personal Statement ||
1. Answer the PromptBefore setting out on what you are going to write about, it’s important you consider the reason you are writing the personal statement. The questions you should be answering are going to be some variation of the following:
- Why do you want to go to medical school and become a doctor?
- Why will you be an effective doctor?