Your Personal Biography is one of THE most important parts of your application, so put some good work into this section to show admissions committees what a strong, dedicated, well-rounded applicant you are.
In a holistic review process, these EXPERIENCES will be taken together with your metrics and personal attributes to develop your strength as a candidate.
Put anything competitive here
Anything YOU got that everyone did not
Don't wait to be elected, BE a LEADER NOW!
Be creative and do something different!
Heart to Heart/Hand to Hand
*Habitat for Humanity*
*Big Brothers, Big Sisters*
*Most important section*
Go WILD! Grow!
Use your PGP!!!
(Personal Growth Plan)
Not so much
This is considered if bio light
Not an absolute
Can be a positive addition
On a very regular basis, sit yourself in a quiet place. Turn off anything with a switch, and turn on your brain.
For fifteen minutes, and NO longer, write your thoughts in answer to these questions. When you have finished the essay for that day, tuck it away in your shoebox. Do this on a regular basis, weekly or monthly, depending on your timeline for application, and you'll soon have pages and pages of thoughts and stories! Begin this part of the process NOW!
When the time comes to write your personal statement, in the spring of your application year, take these short essays and assemble them. (The assembly and rewrite process will take you about three months. You will have to condense that time of course, if you are starting later.) Some you might want to expand on, others might not make it into the final product. This gives you loads of material to begin working on your personal statement, and you'll find that this makes the PS MUCH easier! No more writer's block!!
**Just TELL YOUR STORY!! It will stand out on its own.**
QUESTIONS FOR STARTING A GREAT PERSONAL STATEMENT!
Tell a story about a particular patient experience.
Tips for Getting It Ready
It does NOT have to stand out!! It should simply and directly TELL YOUR STORY!
Suggested Timeline for PS Work:
You are ready!
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