Your goal is to create a medical school essay that puts you ahead of the applicant pack. To accomplish this you'll need to compose a compelling personal statement that portrays you at your best—compassionate, intelligent, and highly motivated.
The sample personal statements below will get your creative juices flowing and provide varied examples of winning essays.
Pay attention to how each one begins with an engaging opening, follows through with an effective theme, and then wraps up with a conclusive ending.
Your essays, like these samples, should give the adcom readers a sense of you as an individual, a student, and a future medical professional; they should
get the reader to say, "Hey, this is a person I'd like to meet."
Essay 1 The Story-Teller
Essay 2 A Humorous Sample: The Ultimate AMCAS Essay
Essay 3 The Runner
Essay 4 A Dental School Application Essay
Essay 5 Emergency 911
Essay 6 The Traveler
Essay 7 Field of Dreams
Essay 8 The Non-Traditional Applicant
Essay 9 The Anthropology Student
Essay 10 Don't write like this!
The following med school resources and services will further help you create essays filled with personality and distinction:
Personal Statement Resources for Medical School Applicants
Medical School Admissions Consulting and Editing
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