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 The personal statement provides an admissions committee the opportunity to see the human side of the applicant.

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2  The personal statement provides an admissions committee the opportunity to see the human side of the applicant

3 The personal statement should convey a sample of the applicant’s personality, motivation and passion for the health profession, character, leadership capabilities and other applicable attributes.

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7  Start early; it takes time  Internet  Life list; question prompt (most influential)  Tailor to each school

8  Rules to follow: I. Avoid humor II. Be honest III. Be careful on grammar and spelling IV. Choose your topic carefully

9  Write and rewrite your essay many times  Have your essay read and reread for grammar and content errors  The opening statement should be interesting and captivating to the reader  Talk about what makes you different from other applicants  This is NOT an opportunity to provide a life history  Read your essay out loud. Try to get a sense of the message you are sending in your statement  Be conservative in your writing style  Remember, your personal statement should be no more than a page

10  The Writing Center  Career Preparation Services  Faculty Mentors


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