There is no part of the application process so anxiety provoking as the personal statement. It is so….. personal!!!
Overall, the personal statement is one of the most USELESS parts of the application. This is becauase people do not take advantage of really writing something they care about. Instead, it is a one page torture exercise in trying to tell the Program Director what you THINK he wants to hear.
The personal statement can’t help that much when done that way. but it CAN hurt you if you do not have the English language done write. Many IMGs assume that US grads have an advantage in this area.
Some of the WORST personal statements have been by US graduates who have not bothered to write it carefully. Some of the BEST have been IMGs with extensive efforts made on this.
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