The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Writing the Medical School Personal Statement

Learn how to write convincing and persuasive personal statements medical school admission


Are you eager to write a successful med school essay, but unsure how to start, what to include, or how to make the case for your future as a doctor? In this workshop, we'll consider general principles for writing convincing and persuasive essays for med school applications, as well as read and discuss samples of successful statements. Our goal will be to develop strategies for succeeding in this high-stakes writing task.

Intended Audience

This workshop is designed to help students applying to medical school but should also be useful to students applying to master's or doctoral programs in the sciences, social sciences, arts, or humanities.


1.5 hours

Schedule for Summer 2016

Tuesday, 6/21, 3:30–5:00 (Sec. 1)

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