St. Mary's College of Maryland

General Resources: Personal Statement

The personal statement is an important part of your professional school application because it is one of your main chances to really sell yourself and why you want to go to professional school.

The personal statement is often the distinguishing element at the first evaluation for fields that have separate primary and secondary applications. All applicants will be expected to have good grades, strong admissions test scores and a healthy laundry list of activities/honors. The committee letter of support won't be sent until the secondary application, so students must make the first cut on their own; hence, the importance of grades, MCAT scores, and that personal statement.

Helpful Resources for Writing the Personal Statement

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