Writing Your Best Medical School Personal Statement

Your personal statement is the most important part of your medical school application, aside from GPA and MCAT. We’ve compiled our best advice from advisors, physicians, and students to create a comprehensive guide to writing a standout personal statement.
Writing Your Best Medical School Personal Statement


What's In the Guidebook?

After reading this guidebook, you'll be completely informed about:

  • Why your personal statement is important.
  • How your personal statement is presented on the AMCAS.
  • How to write a standout personal statement.
  • What NOT to include in your personal statement.
  • The writing process in the various components of the personal statement.
  • Sample personal statements.
Sharpen and grow your skills en route to becoming a physician.
Skyrocket your odds of getting into medical school by writing a personal statement that will impress the admissions committee.
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About the Author

Renee Marinelli MD

Renee Marinelli MD
Director of Advising

Dr. Marinelli has practiced family medicine, served on the University of California Admissions Committee, and has helped hundreds of students get into medical school. She spearheads a team of physician advisors who guide MedSchoolCoach students.