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Personal Statement Samples

 Start here for some things you should keep in mind when writing your personal statement.

Need another pair of eyes?

From working with you to brainstorm an outline to reading your draft, Cate Dicharry is happy to help you with your personal statement. Plan 30 minutes for an appointment. Call (5-8051) or email her to set up a time.

We encourage you to read examples for specialties in addition to your own. There are many approaches to writing a statement, so find your favorite (but write a good one, so we can include it--without identifiers, of course--on this page.)

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Specialty

Anesthesiology

Dermatology

Family Medicine

Family Medicine-Psychiatry

Emergency Medicine

General Surgery

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

Neurological Surgery

Neurology

Obstetrics-Gynecology

Ophthalmology

Orthopaedic Surgery

Otolaryngology

Pathology

Pediatrics

Physical Medicine & Rehabilition

Psychiatry

Radiation Oncology

Radiology

Urology