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Medfools Personal Statement "Medfools Rules" in writing an
effective personal statement:
#1: Don't say "My
Father was a doctor and now I want to be one too"
Rule #3: Don't tell us what a fabulous medical school you went to
Rule #4: Keep research details to a minimum.
Rule #5: Don't say "I had a hard time choosing my specialty" or " I
tried to keep my mind open when choosing my specialty"
Rule #6 Don't advertise that you never made it to med school on your
first try or that you bombed your USMLE
Rule #7 Do not state that you passed your USMLE or obtained other basic
requirements or exams
Rule #9 Keep it to a page!
Rule #10 Don't tell me why you want to be a doctor
Rule #11 We don't care what you did
in High School!
Rule #12 Don't mention Pop culture
or TV shows!
Good luck! -Fool