Medical School Personal Statement
Learn how to write the best medical school personal statement possible.
*The Personal Statement videos are included in MDadmit Academy’s Complete AMCAS Course.
The personal statement is arguably the most important part of the application at this point.
- How are you going to write a personal statement that is read past the first paragraph?
- How about one that puts you in the interview pile and not the hold or reject one?
- How will you summarize years of experience in just over one page?
For the MD application, you have 5300 characters to say why you want to be a doctor, why you will be an exceptional one, and why an admissions committee should accept you into its medical school class. And you must do this in an interesting, creative, and honest way. Not an easy task.
If you watch just one set of videos in MDadmit Academy’s Complete AMCAS Course, these two personal statement videos should be them.
These videos discuss:
- How to write the best personal statement possible
- Essay structure
- Writing tips
- Examples from real-life pre-meds who got in
Raised in Washington, D.C. and educated in Boston, Dr. Miller's experience with pre-meds began as a pre-med at Harvard College. For her achievement in academics and as captain of the basketball team, she received the prestigious Female Student-Athlete of the Year award. Dr. Miller graduated with honors in history and science. After a foray into health policy at the Institute of Medicine and a grand backpacking adventure in Europe, Dr. Miller returned to Boston to attend Harvard Medical School. Here she began medical school admissions consulting as a pre-medical tutor and then co-chair of the Eliot House Pre-Medical Committee. After receiving her MD, Dr. Miller ventured to California to train at Stanford in emergency medicine and founded MDadmit Medical Admissions. She then moved to the east coast where she has lived and worked as an emergency physician in Virginia, Washington, DC, New York City, and Sydney, Australia. Dr. Miller has over 15 years of experience helping pre-meds and medical students achieve their dreams.
Dr. Miller has also served as faculty at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Virginia Commonwealth University, sat on admissions committees, lead an emergency department's Emergency Ultrasound Program, served as a medical director for Racing the Planet, and worked as an advisor and chief medical offer for medtech companies. Dr. Miller continues to run MDadmit and work in emergency medicine both in the United States and abroad. In her free time, she loves to travel, curl up with a good book, and hike to the top of things to get a better view.
- Graduated with honors from Harvard University
- MD earned from Harvard Medical School
- Residency training at Stanford University
- Harvard Pre-Med Tutor
- George Washington University Clinical Assistant Professor
- Virginia Commonwealth University Assistant Professor
- Admissions committee member
- Attending Emergency Physician
- Author of best-selling books including:
- The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD’s Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook
- How to be Pre-Med: A Harvard MD's Medical School Preparation Guide for Students and Parents
- How to Get into Medical School with a Low GPA
- Nailing the Medical School Interview: A Harvard MD's Comprehensive Preparation Strategy
- Professional editor and writer with extensive publications in peer-reviewed journals, the popular press, and online
- Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Australasian College for Emergency Medicine