Remember that this is your chance to focus on your medical career objectives, i.e. what specialty you'd like to go into and what your ultimate goals might be. This is one of the few places where you can let your personality come through. Don't forget that you want to make sure that you are clear about why you want to go into the specialty and what you want to accomplish.
Furthermore, your personal statement gives you an opportunity to bring to light any hardships you or your family overcame (especially significant for underserved or disadvantaged students).
Your personal statement should include the following:
Tips for writing your personal statement: