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These days, everyone is an expert on healthcare. Your job in writing a personal statement is not to teach your reader something they already know. And no matter how great your clinical experiences are, their assumption is that you really don’t know anything yet. You get to prove that in medical school and residency. For now, your reader just wants to get to know you better.
So, although you may be eager to share your eye-opening realizations about the state of the profession, or the insurance industry, or governmental bureaucracy, waxing philosophical on such subjects is a waste of characters. Continue reading “Your reader doesn’t really want to hear all about medicine in your personal statement.”