The personal statement is your opportunity to set your application apart from your peers. Residency program directors look to the residency personal statement to understand who you are – beyond your test scores and CV. It helps them determine if you would be the right “fit” for their program. A strong personal statement on your ERAS application can help you attain a US medical residency.
IMGprep offers a comprehensive editing and revising service that ensures that your application is as professional and well prepared as possible. The professional writers at IMGprep will work with you to develop a unique, distinctive and professional personal statement that expresses who you are in a manner that that stands out from other applicants.
Identifying ideas and concepts relevant to you and the application
Working with you
one-on-one to develop
an initial outline
Helping you draw out thoughts and ideas in your own voice
personal statement for
clarity and strength
Editing and polishing your personal statement to ensure that it is thoroughly professional
Our experts will help you tell your story while maintaining your unique voice. Evaluation boards need the residency personal statement to reflect who you really are; they use it to determine whether you’re a good fit for their program.
Straightforward answers to common questions about the residency personal statement and IMGPrep’s editing service.
As soon as you have uploaded a statement to your profile, you will be assigned a writer. This writer will work with you on all of your statements and help you polish and perfect them. Shortly after the writer accepts your statement, you will receive an email where the writer will ask you to make some additional clarifications or to elaborate on specific areas. After you provide the writer with the information he has asked for, he’ll work on incorporating that information into your residency personal statement. Following his revisions and edits, you will get a chance to review the personal statement again, suggesting any final changes. The writer will then do a final revision, polishing the personal statement and getting it ready for submission.
Yes, we recommend that you develop a different personal statement that is tailored to each specialty, and speaks to your unique qualifications and particular interest in that specialty.
No. That would be unethical, and ultimately would do your application a disservice. Nobody knows your story better than you and an original personal statement that tells your story will help present yourself to the residency program. We do not edit statements that are less than 650 words long, and we can only work with the material you send us. You need to tell us about your experiences and feelings, and we’ll help you present the material in a clear and professional manner.
Our writers will work closely with you to develop and refine your personal statement, and will make two revisions.
Ideally, personal statements should be one page long. Under certain circumstances you can write a longer personal statement, however personal statements should never exceed two pages.
We recommend that a personal statement is not written in one sitting. Give yourself some time to really consider what you want to say and then write a draft. Step away from the draft and return to it later with a fresh perspective. You might think of something you want to include that you didn’t. Keep editing until you have a personal statement you are satisfied with; you can then submit to our editors.
We want you to take full advantage of the opportunities that your personal statement offers, and that will take time. Ideally it will take between five and seven days to complete your personal statement. You do have an option to purchase a “rush” personal statement that can be completed in as little as three days.