The personal statement is the centerpiece of a medical school application. The space given, which varies from 5300 (AMCAS) to 5000 (TMDSAS) to 4500 (AACOMAS) characters, represents an opportunity to tell your “story” to the medical schools. The prompts in each application are similar:
Liza Thompson, M. Ed., is the former director of the Johns Hopkins and Goucher Post-Baccalaureate Premedical programs and is currently a medical school admissions consultant at Thompson Advising.