How To Write Your Personal Statement

Writing your personal statement? Here’s what you need to do:

1. Go to

2. Read it

3. Reflect on how the information you read may help you write your statement

4. Repeat 2 & 3 until truly inspired to write

5. Write an awesome personal statement! (2 & 3 can continue to be repeated throughout the process)



Hanna is a MD/PhD student at the University of Illinois and an aspiring physician scientist who aims to specialize in hepatobiliary cancers. She is also passionate about teaching, leadership, and advocacy. The energy she once used to pep up crowds as a college marching band member is now directed toward exciting and educating others about science and medicine, especially through her tweets at @MDPhDToBe and her blog at

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