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.

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