Free Sample Personal Statement Medicine
As a potential medical student, I will strive to be a tremendous
asset to The Chicago Medical School by devoting all my time and life to
becoming an excellent physician. I believe that I am obligated to use my
talents in a constructive manner, in a manner that benefits society. The
medical career gives me the unique opportunity to express my many
talents while benefiting human life.
B. Berston M.D. once said: “ ... a funny thing happens to medical
students on their way to becoming physicians: they forget how to hold a
conversation.” I believe that my ability to communicate makes me well
suited to pursue a medical career. While I possess the strong science
background necessary for success in the profession, I also consider
myself a “ people” person. As a waiter and bartender, I dramatically
improved and expanded my communication skills since I was constantly
meeting new people and discussing different topics. Because people
constantly disclosed their personal issues to me as a bartender, I
learned to become not only a good conversationalist, but also an
In medical school, I also plan to pursue side work educating students
and serving as a resource to the public. One of my most rewarding
experiences has been tutoring high school students in math, physics, and
biology, and helping people in my choir learn Byzantine music. Always
able to develop a good rapport with students, I believe I possess a
talent for teaching others in a friendly manner and in a manner that
helps them to grasp difficult concepts easily. As part of my medical
career, I will aim to continue teaching and to provide information to
the public on the prevention and treatment of ailments and diseases.
Undoubtedly my cultural diversity will be a great contribution to The
Chicago Medical School. Being raised in a Greek family in Canada,
visiting different countries, and now living in the United States, I
have experienced the similarities and differences among many diverse
cultural groups and geographical areas. This allowed me to relate to
different types of people by understanding their ways and beliefs, a
quality that will help me work well with other medical students and help
me serve my patients better in the future.
Highly motivated to succeed, I dramatically improved my grades following
a time of confusion and immaturity in 1990 and 1991,which was brought on
by family illness and turmoil. Once I realized what goal I wanted to
pursue in life, I worked hard to succeed, and my remaining five years of
schooling are truly indicative of my intellectual capacity and
motivation for success. My strength as a candidate to The Chicago
Medical School lies mostly in the objectives that I plan to fulfill upon
becoming a physician. They are, in no particular order of importance, as
1) To provide excellence in comprehensive care by using my acquired
skills as both a competent professional and also as a compassionate
2) To cultivate my leadership role both in the community of my practice
and in the nation to formulate and maintain health care principles and
3) To employ the latest knowledge and techniques in detection and
prevention of disease, and the restoration of health.
4) To develop and employ methods to take care of an aging population.
5) To show reverence for human beings by giving excellent care to all
6) To forever expand my knowledge through experience, continuing
education courses, and research.
I have been diligent in my pursuit of medicine as a career because I am
convinced that medicine offers me the opportunity to live a fulfilling,
rewarding life dedicated to helping others. I will enter medicine eager
to learn and thirsting for the knowledge to help my fellow human beings.
Attending The Chicago Medical School would be one of the greatest
rewards for my motivation and persistence for success. I swear to uphold
and exceed all that is expected of a future physician while promoting
the progress of medicine and humanity.