Personal Essay

Most health professional schools are interested in what your motivation is for pursuing the health professions. This is an opportunity for you to share your personal narrative and for for admissions' committees to hear your voice. Be anecdotal and provide evidence that demonstrates your commitment to healthcare. Use specific examples and show a trend in service towards others.

Questions to consider when writing your personal statement:

  • What experiences have you had that are motivating you to pursue your health specialty?
  • Why one particular health specialty over another?
  • What sets YOU apart as an applicant?
  • What is your narrative? Explain your story, what happened that compelled you to pursue this profession?

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