Editing the Medical School Personal Statement
I am a young Jewish-Russian man who has known that his calling is that of a physician, and medicine has been the center of my interest for several years. Since I am fluent in Spanish (as well as Russian), I feel especially attracted to the idea of living and studying in the Caribbean. I worship progress, and I like being part of the new. Thus, I look forward to studying at the still very new XXXX College of Medicine. I am pleased that the York State Department of Education has recently approved your program so that your students are eligible for clinical training in that state. I look forward to the relaxing beauty and tranquility of what you provide: a medical education equal to the highest U.S. medical education standards, an optimal preparatory experience for the U.S. Medical Licensing Examinations, and an excellent foundation for postgraduate specialty training in the U.S. Medicine is my calling, and I will be among the most highly committed doctors to the health and well-being of my patients. I am profoundly dedicated to arduous work and look forward to giving my all to your program.
I am thankful that I immigrated with my family at only six years old; this way, it was easy for me to adjust to English. I have been out of school for over a year and want to return to professional studies. While my undergraduate degree is in Economics rather than the physical sciences, to prepare myself for medical school, I have also studied intensively at the Community College of Baltimore County, taking pre-medical classes in Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology, Molecular Biology I, Medical Terminology, and I am currently taking Inorganic Chemistry II and Physics. Also, to further prepare me for medical school, since August 2003, I have worked as a Personal Home Care Provider, administering medication to patients, and attending to other needs. In fact, throughout these last four years, I have worked two jobs, both in the h field and as an Office Assistant for XXXX Healthcare Clinics, maintaining and scheduling appointments, etc. I have also volunteered my time at the University of Maryland Medical Center Shock Trauma Unit.
The key factor that draws me to study medicine in your program is the hands-on learning from the first semester forward. I am enormously excited about the privilege of accompanying attending physicians on rounds and having patient contact at the hospital throughout medical school, not just towards the end of my training. I cannot overemphasize how important this is to me. I will be enormously proud to attend the first medical school in the Caribbean with a U.S.-model medical education that functions alongside a fully integrated hospital. This speaks to the spirit and moral fiber of your institution as well. I am a sports enthusiast, and I also look forward to the many recreational opportunities available in XXXX since intense outdoor exertion returns me to my labors refreshed with abundant energy. I look forward to a long and fulfilling life helping people. I am ambitious, a quick learner, personable, and a team player. I feel strongly that the most significant contribution that I might be able to make to society would be to dedicate my life to helping people overcome their ailments.
I appreciate your consideration of my application to medical school.