PERSONAL STATEMENT EDITING

Committees place a heavy emphasis on the personal statement and use the personal statement to differentiate between candidates with similar stats. One challenge of the personal statement is that you have to write a lot of information in a limited frame, while at the same time stand out from the pool of applicants. However, this is the one part of your application that you have complete control of and where if mastered right you can win the interest of the selection committee to invite you for an interview or send a letter of acceptance.

We will work together with you to craft that powerful, winning personal statement that will convince the admission committee why you are the best candidate for them and show that you have the qualities they need while highlighting your enthusiasm for medicine.

More than writing the statement for you, we will empower you and increase your level of awareness and effective writing as to work side by side with us in this process to present your material in the strongest possible manner. Our advisers have a wealth of experience and know the admission process inside out. They never use templates and refine your draft to perfection, focusing it into an engaging, original and compelling piece of prose.

We provide:

  • brainstorming topics to develop ideas that are unique to you and to help select the best format for your personal statement based on your resume  or autobiographical sketch
  • advice on the key inspirational stories, major experiences and outstanding achievements from your CV that you need to include in the personal statement in order to write a convincing, impressive, well written, eloquent essay
  • removal of the activities and experiences that have low impact
  • editing (format, grammar, and style) and refining of your draft
  • in depth review and detailed editing for content and style of your draft document to a final polished version that stands out
  • tailoring of versions for various schools  

Tips for a winning personal statement

  • Start as early as possible, it takes a lot of time and effort to talk about your interest in medicine, how it began, how it is part of your present, and how you envision your future medical career in a page
  • Create and outline and then crystallize your ideas in a draft 
  • Decide which type of personal statement better reflects your experience: The “Rocket scientist”, The “Altruistic”, The “Global Trotter”, or the “Mixed profile”
  • Chose a few experiences and talents that will make it interesting to stand out from the crowd and to have higher impact as every reason you want to be a doctor is going to be written by thousands other applicants 
  • Many start their statement with an event that marked them (death, difficulties, natural or human disasters, war, refugee camps, earthquakes, and disabilities) and made them chose this profession
  • You need to show how these events motivated and transformed you and what skills you acquired to support you decision to pursue this field (leadership, team player, communication, empathy, compassion, analytical, problem solving, etc.)
  • Give personal examples-tell an interesting story and make a case for yourself 
  • Describe any particular talents (sports, arts)
  • Minimize any "red flags"  such as coming to medical school from another career, after doing postdoctoral studies, after taking a year off to travel by emphasizing the wealth of experience you can transfer
  • Write the best introductory sentence you can and then describe how your clinical or research exposure, your medical trip, the skills and experiences you acquired will help you to become a successful professional
  • Use active verbs and smooth transitions between paragraphs
  • Write concise, logical, clear, well organized essays
  • Do not use the same sentence pattern and clichés
  • The Admissions Office will perform random checks of applicants' essays through www.Turnitin.com for detection of possible plagiarism. 
Tips for the Secondary Application Essay (mainly for USA schools)

  • To show that you are a good fit at a specific school research the school website you are interested to apply, join their Facebook page, LinkedIn groups, read articles about the schools, famous alumni to learn as much as possible about them
  • Know both the kind of student they accept and the kind of physician they make so you can find the best fit and write the best essay
  • Mention you match their ideal candidate profile and that you have the skills or particular focus of their school as major interests
  • Give examples of abilities you have, demonstrate specific interests in subject matter and include some research experience in that field 
  • Should complement your personal statement and not be a repetition of your autobiographical sketch

Reference Letters for medical school
High quality effective reference letters are one of the most important part of your application. Generally you will need three letters of reference (an academic one, a clinical one, and a extracurricular one). Your referees have to write glowing, effective, and supportive letters that will differentiate yourself from the other applicants and showcase your accomplishments and character. 

We will guide you in selecting the referees that will add the most value to your application, advise you on how to cultivate relationships with your referees, assemble the documents needed to support your reference letters and create drafts that will help your referee touch upon the most important features that need to be showcases in the reference letter. If you are involved in our projects we can write a reference letter for you as well help you network in the biomedical community.

The ideal reference letter should:
  • be written by someone who knows you extremely well and can write a glowing letter for you
  • come from the most renowned and respected professor, doctor, or person you have studied, did research, or worked with
  • be written by someone who has been involved and is interested in mentoring you and in your professional development
  • state clearly your high ranking among your peers 
  • be a detailed and personalized letter and not a template letter
  • comment on the specific areas requested by each school

Fees
$100 for review and editing of your statement, secondaries, or references
Let us help you to ! Our detailed editing and comments will help you refine your application to perfection and 
stand out from the crowd!

You can book an on site session or send us your drafts electronically in confidentiality via email and receive our recommendations for improvement electronically
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