UPREP Panel on “Writing the Personal Statement”

UPREP offers monthly workshops to underrepresented minority students and other aspiring future applicants who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine.  They offer workshops focusing on topics ranging from AMCAS application, financial aid, writing a personal statement, MCAT prep, interviews, and others.

Their next session of the year is scheduled on:

Time: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 6-8pm PST 

Location: Zoom! – 553 730 8075 (you will be placed in a waiting room initially)     

This session’s topic will be: The Personal Statement

The event itself will consist of a presentation of the personal statement, small group activity, and panelist Q&A. You will have an opportunity to meet and interact with current medical students who like you, have applied to medical schools in the past and want to help you be a successful applicant!

During this session, medical students will be proofreading and editing personal statements, while giving feedback to everyone who joins our session. To accommodate the large number of premeds they expect, they ask that premeds who are interested in receiving feedback on their personal statement (this could be the intro, half a draft, or an entire statement) email them in advance your personal statement uprepuwsom@gmail.com. These statements will be proofread by medical students prior to the workshop session. They will split participants up into breakout rooms so that medical students can provide feedback to students on their personal statement.

A rough breakdown of our 2hr session can be found below:

6-6:30 pm: Personal Statement Presentation

6:30-7:00 pm: Medical Student Panel: Describing your journey to Medicine

7:00-8:00 pm: Break out rooms- Personal Statement Feedback + General Tips

Please sign up here if you plan on attending

For any questions or concerns, please email uprepuwsom@gmail.com.

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach Dan Poux (He/Him)