Medical students and graduates alike are preparing their medical residency applications. The stakes during residency recruitment are high, and students have asked how to increase their chances of getting an interview.
Here are some tips from program directors so you know what they look for and what makes an applicant stand out.
To review, the application summarizes and presents your academic achievements. The personal statement in particular is a place to express your motivation and any special experiences that have influenced your development. Get input from people who are good at editing and writing. Get input from faculty who know the specialties you are applying in. Do not misrepresent or overstate anything as you will be discussing the application over and over during the interview season.