When it comes to a personal statement for a medical school or nursing programme, the questions are often very open-ended whilst other aspects of the application tend to ask for specifics about past activities and experiences.
Here are some common examples of topics for a medical school personal statement or a nursing school programme personal statement:
- How have you endured adversity?
- How can you fulfil the role of a diversity applicant?
- How have you matured?
- What have you learned from a mentor in your life?
- What event or issue has held importance or value for you and why?
- What are you passionate about and why?
- How have you used any leadership skills to handle a problem or issue in your life?
- What coursework, experiences, or research related to the medical or healthcare profession has motivated you and why?
- What was the most important course or professor that has influenced you and why?
- What personal skills, hobbies, or activities can make you an asset to the medical community and why?
- What pivotal experiences or life events have influenced you to pursue a medical or nursing career?
- How has helping the community or volunteering been an important part of your life and what experience in particular has motivated you?