Feature: In Defense of the Personal Statement
Program Director Turi McNamee, MD, FACP shares her thoughts on how medical students can improve their personal statements in an article recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
I hate them all. Not the candidates, but their personal statements. Because there's really very little that's personal about them. The major thing they've told me about themselves is that they are very much like 90% of the other candidates for my program, or that they've engaged the services of whatever essay mill produces such stultifying prose. I'm not sure which is worse.