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Pre-Med Personal Statements:
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"The GOOD" NRMP Residency Match Personal Statements:

Anesthesia Personal Statements
Dermatology Personal Statements
Emergency Medicine Personal Statements
Family Medicine Personal Statement
General Surgery Personal Statements
Internal Medicine Personal Statements
IMG Personal Statements
Ob/Gyn Personal Statements
Orthopedic Surgery Personal Statements
Otolaryngology (ENT) Personal Statements
Med Peds (Internal Medicine / Pediatrics) Personal Statements
Neurology Personal Statements
Neurosurgery Personal Statements
Pathology Personal Statements
Pediatrics Personal Statements
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) Personal Statements
Plastic Surgery Personal Statements
Psychiatry Personal Statements
Radiology Personal Statements
Radiation Oncology Personal Statements
Urology Personal Statements


"Change of Career" Residency Match Personal Statements
Internal Medicine "Change of Career" Personal Statement
Internal Medicine Personal Statement "Career Change"
Family Medicine Personal Statement "Career Change"
Anesthesia Personal Statement "Career Change"
Psychiatry Personal Statement "Career Change"

NRMP Residency Match Personal Statements, esp for the IMG
"The Journey"
Med Peds IMG Personal Statement
Carribean Medical School Personal Statement
Internal Medicine IMG Personal Statement
Internal Medicine Personal Statement
Radiology IMG Personal Statement
Pathology IMG Personal Statement

"THE BAD" NRMP Residency Match Personal Statements: (What NOT to do!!)
"The Resume"
"huh??""
"Need some direction"
"I'm so Bitter"


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