Writing Resources: Personal Statements and Letters of Recommendation

Writing a personal statement, letter of recommendation, scholarship or fellowship statement is a reflective process. It requires one to be thoughtful about why one has engaged in professional experiences as well as intentional about what one has learned.

In general these documents should discuss how the applicants' pursuit of their goals has informed their career paths and ideally how their goals align with the mission and values of the organization they're seeking to join.

We recommend that applicants work closely with their school advisors, faculty members and skilled writers who know them well, to help them review and edit their documents.

The Office of Career and Professional Development does not review personal statements or provide one-on-one appointments on personal statement strategy. Students looking for additional help with their personal statement can find a list of resources below including: online personal statement samples and criteria for finding editing resources.

Medicine Personal Statement Resources:

Writing Your Personal Statement



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