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How to Write a PA School Personal Statement That Will Get You Noticed

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How to Write a PA School Personal Statement That Will Get You Noticed

  1. 1.  PA personal statement allows you to present your abilities, passions, experience, achievements, ambitions in order to show the admission committee that you are the best candidate and have exactly what it takes to accomplish the program.
  2. 2.  Not only grades matter; demonstration of what kind of person you are is also extremely important. Convince tutors that you are not just an average student but capable to succeed in healthcare professions for sure.
  3. 3. What is your motives for applying to PA school? What skills can distinguish you from other applicants? What are your strengths? What are your achievements? What about your previous studying? What have you gained? How do you see your future? Why have you chosen the medical field? What so special about it?
  4. 4. Start your writing in advance • Do not wait till the last minute. Write an outline, a few drafts, create a perfect PA school personal statement without rushing. Later read it in a week or so from the admission’s point of view. Is your statement is catchy and engaging enough? If not, start writing again. Some experts advise to devote personal statement a few months to do it right.
  5. 5. • Organize your paper and make it coherent. Choose a few topics and structure your writing around them in order to make it flow logically and smoothly, from one topic to another. Intriguing introduction, informative body and impressive conclusion are exactly what you need. Be precise, specific and direct. Good structure is a key factor of success
  6. 6.  Remember about grammar, spelling rules, proper punctuation, etc.  You don’t want the admission tutors to read a personal statement PA school full of grammatical mistakes, poorly structured and illogical. You have to capture the reader’s attention, not to scary it.
  7. 7. • You can even reveal some personal stories and emotions so the reader can live through it with you. However, try not too hard because there is a chance to look self-centered. And also be careful with emotional experience, present it professionally. Be original
  8. 8. Demonstrate your commitment • Being a physician assistant is stressful and responsible. Explain that you are ready to take this hard road and knowledgeable about the profession. Explain WHY you want to be a PA and are passionate about patient care. Find out more about a PA from his Google book.
  9. 9. • Reflect your experience • Not only list your achievements, but present what you have learned and how it will help you being a PA. Lots of PA students take part in volunteering programs, work in hospitals during summer, visit classes and public lectures and so on. Having such experience demonstrates your interest in medicine field. Say about it in your personal statement for physician assistant!
  10. 10. Don’t write about your academic success in irrelevant fields.  If you were the best in arts but it is absolutely irrelevant to medicine, do not include it in your paper. Focus on valuable achievements. Exclude all needless information  Writers call it “filler” which make content longer but not informative. Get rid of it.
  11. 11. Do not plagiarize  Using work of somebody else is not a good way to present yourself in front of the committee. They can easily check your writing on Google or through a plagiarism check program.
  12. 12. • Do no excuse for your past mistakes, underachievement or whatever else. • There is no place for negativity so present only your positive accomplishments. • Include only concrete, valuable information like in this PA personal statement example. No excuses
  13. 13. • “I really like to help people” or “I really love medicine” are so cliché. If you don’t want your statement to be poorly written, get rid of platitude. It is simply a generalization that sounds pretty but over-used and meaningless. There is no place for clichés
  14. 14. Do realize what the PA profession demands  Strict discipline, humanity, complete dedication, responsibility and so on – you must be prepare to these. If you are looking for an easy and prestigious career, try something else.
  15. 15. Remember about proper length of your statement  It shouldn’t be too long because you don’t want a reader to get lost in too many details. Make it readable. Divide a huge paragraph into 2 smaller parts. Make more space by using shorter paragraphs. Don’t you want to make a good first impression thanks to proper format of your paper, do you?
  16. 16. Proofread • Thoroughly read physician assistant personal statement several times in order to find any kind of mistakes or structure problems. Ask for a second look from your friends, parents, classmates and take into account their feedbacks. All of them know you differently so their comments can improve some of your claims.
  17. 17. Lack of specificity Dull introduction and pale conclusion No Theme Controversial topics Use “I” too many times Relying on Microsoft Word’s spelling and grammar check As an alternative, you always can use professional help from personal statements writing services!
  18. 18.  Look through some physician assistant personal statement example
  19. 19. Still not sure how to write the perfect PA personal statement? Visit www.papersonalstatement.com and get professional help!

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