In a survey of general surgery residency programs, 70% cited the personal statement as a factor in selecting applicants to interview.
A particularly important question to answer in the statement is "Why are you interested in pursuing a career in general surgery? In our free E-Document "Why General Surgery", we share the reasons why surgeons chose to enter the field.
Resources to Help You Develop a Powerful Personal Statement
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