Personal Statement

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Most applications will require a personal statement. Your personal statement should consider and address the following topics.

  1. Why have you selected this health profession?
  2. What motivates you to learn more about this health profession?
  3. What do you want schools to know about you that has not been disclosed in other areas of your application?
  4. What hardships, challenges, or obstacles have influenced your educational pursuits?
  5. Did you have to work to pay for your education? How has that made you a stronger applicant?
  6. Provide context for any significant fluctuations in your academic record that are not explained elsewhere.
  7. Describe any special talents that could be transferable to this health profession.
  8. Express your commitment to helping others and mention any efforts made that enforce that commitment.
  9. Describe how your personal, educational, and professional background will help you achieve your goals.

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