One of my favorite parts of applying for medical school was writing the personal statement. Something about the ability to write a story and explain my passion for medicine was very exciting. I think that the personal statement plays a bigger role than we might think. Knowing that I spent weeks on end on my personal statement to not only explain why I chose medicine, but also any relatable experiences that would make me successful throughout the journey.
I still remember to this day, at least one member from each interview train mentioned something specific about my personal statement, clearly demonstrating that they had read through the entire text. It was reassuring that my words had left an impression on their minds.
So I encourage all of you out there applying to any kind of graduate school such as nursing, pharmacy, medicine, or physician assistant to take the time and tell an interesting story in your personal statement. Have as many eyes as possible look over it to give you a different perspective, and, of course, help proofread any mistakes. Trust me, someone somewhere will take the time to appreciate all of the love and effort you have put into your work.