Personal Statement/CV

The Personal Statement and/or CV review begins one-on-one with a half-hour video call via Skype, Zoom, etc. (whichever platform suits your needs), which will be recorded and reviewed for content. After I receive your documents and information, I edit the documents myself and send you the final version of your PS and CV. I do all of the editing using Google Docs, so it is interactive which allows us to work together virtually.

Personal Statements can make or break your whole application. Every year the interviewers read through hundreds of personal statements. So you will need a personal statement that makes a statement! So how to make your personal statements stand out? That’s exactly what I am here for. I am here to help you understand what personal statements are all about and help you write a very unique personal statement.

I will be sitting with you to guide you through this. A few pointers to begin with:

  • First and foremost “be yourself!”
  • Talk about your extracurricular
  • Talk about your interests which may include painting, writing, dancing, and traveling, how that helps you to be who you are
  • Talk about your goals related to lifestyle, career, and health
  • Do you have any failures? Talk about how you tackled your failure
  • Talk about anything that makes you the person you are now!
  • Always use examples followed with brief explanations
  • If you feel like you don’t have anything major to talk about, I am here to help you find that one thing from your experiences and put it into words

Often individuals just have no idea where to start with their medical CVs. Many individuals make mistakes by putting straight facts about their credentials and experiences without elaborating on it. You don’t know where to start with your CV? Don’t worry, I got you! I will explain and guide you with producing your medical CV. Don’t know how to format it? CVs surely do need proper formatting, so I will direct you on how to layout and format your CV. Don’t know which order your headings/items should be in? For instance, education must always be the first heading/item. However, don’t worry, I will help you by making your CV apt to what is sought for in the medical fraternity.

I am here to guide you through the process of writing a PS and CV. Proper formatting and writing medical descriptions of experiences will definitely help you stand out from the crowd.

Intensive Interview Preparation

I personally sit with you  one-on-one over video chat to discuss everything about you to analyze your specific application better. This helps me tailor a personalized approach to you specifically to help you get further in this journey. It’s a multiple seating approach, which means we will be organizing multiple virtual meetings during this intensive interview prep.

Usually in the first meeting (first hour), I discuss with you your general background and biography. Also, I discuss your CV & personal statement with you which we will review thoroughly to assess your abilities, which is followed by targeted feedback. 

The next session we conduct mock interviews: broken down into Basic IV skills, Behavioral IV Tactics, Clinical Question scenarios and uncover your weaknesses. This approach means we build your base then stack the content carefully as you progress in your interview skills.  The questions which you will be coached to ask will be targeted specifically to the program you will be interviewing at, this means I will also be helping you study and learn about the program at which you are going to be interviewing.  The US residency MATCH has become more and more competitive every year. The cultural differences and expectations are something most candidates are not prepared for!

The approach is personalized to overcome your weaknesses. No cookie cutter approach. We have interviewed hundreds of future residents and fellows in University-based programs who have matched successfully.

Lifestyle Support & Nutrition Guidance for USMLE

While studying for such important exams and going through vigorous schedules, we should always make sure to look after our physical, mental, and social well-being. Often we get so engrossed in our routine studies we tend to forget how to self-care and self-love. We often get so stressed and preoccupied with our ongoing activities, we tend to forget to maintain alignment between our physical, mental, and social well-being. 

Keeping ourselves in good shape is equally important for our memory. So here I also offer services to guide you on how to maintain these as we tailor a program specific to yourself.  Here is my podcast on healthy habits for memory, Please follow the link