Personal Statement

Personal statements are meant to be personal.¬† Before¬†you start writing, sit down and think about what you are passionate about. The essay doesn’t necessarily have to begin with medicine, but it should include a topic you can expand on in the interview, and then ties into why you want to pursue your desired residency. Skiing–>body mechanics–>injury–>Orthopedics. Environmentalist–>plastics/carcinogens–>cancer–>Oncology. Acting–>different characters–>human interactions–>Psychiatry. Traveling–>spread of disease–>Infectious disease.