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The Successful Match

Family Medicine Residency Personal Statement


In a survey of family medicine residency programs, 88% cited the personal statement as a factor in selecting applicants to interview.


Program directors were also asked to rate the importance of the statement on a scale of 1 (not at all important) to 5 (very important). The statement received an average rating of 4.2. Of note, this was higher than the ratings for USMLE Step 1 score and LOR in the specialty. 


A particularly important question to answer in the statement is "Why are you interested in pursuing a career in family medicine? In our free E-Document "Why Family Medicine," we share the reasons why family medicine physicians chose to enter the field. 


In our book, The Successful Match 2017, you'll find a detailed chapter on personal statement preparation.


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Resources To Help You Develop A Powerful Personal Statement

The book

The Successful Match 2017

(Includes 40-page chapter on the personal statement with sample statements)