Medical school Personal statement example: caring for my brother

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As someone who served as my brother’s caregiver until he was 16 years old, my experiences have definitely shaped my goals and dreams. Because my brother suffers from ALS and my mom is manic depressive, I’ve realized that being a doctor is my one true goal. I want to become a successful medical practitioner and work in a hospital that is affiliated with a medical school. My past experiences may have been difficult, painful, and traumatic, but I believe they have contributed to my overall views in life, especially in wanting to help other kids have a good life despite suffering from mental conditions.

I. My past experiences
A. My brother suffered from ALS and I served as his caregiver until he was 16 years old
B. My mother was manic depressive
C. I had an abusive stepfather
D. An explanation on how these have shaped me, especially in terms of my goal to become a doctor

II. Work experiences
A. Went to Mexico for a volunteer medical mission — This experience taught me the importance of giving medical aid to people who can’t afford medical assistance
B. Worked for Ron Jon Surf Shop — This experience has taught me so many things, especially when dealing with different kinds of people
C. Worked at Florida Cardiovascular Association — At the front desk, I was able to take a peek at my future. My responsibilities included assisting the patients, managing hospital charts and billing tasks, and handling visits from drug manufacturers and shops.
D. Worked at the Pediatric After Hours Telephone Triage — At this emergency clinic, I learned a lot by working with patients and by working alongside resident doctors.

III. Why this medical school is perfect for me

A. I believe that this school offers the perfect environment for me as I try to juggle studies and being married.
B. The medical program offered at _______________ offers me enough flexibility, along with the right courses and classes that can supplement my premed course, which is biology.

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