April is a very important month in the application process. You need to tidy up many administrative details before exams engulf your life and faculty run away for the summer. Inquire about how to request a transcript, secure recommendations and firm up your summer plans. Read through the upcoming events section and sign up for a webinar in preparation for the application process ahead. If you have not started already, write a draft of your personal statement.
Although the web is flooded with tips and suggestions on how to write a personal statement, I find it best to stick to the primary resources from the AAMC and don't be overwhelmed with too many suggestions. Most importantly, it needs to come from the heart. It needs to be authentic and have your personality stamp deeply embedded in it. A flowery poem or catchy story may not be your personality and will only distract the reader from your story. Remember to complete the experiences section first including the most meaningful essays (or at least draft forms) then start writing your personal statement. Here are a few resources to read and reflect upon:
Before you can even begin to write a personal statement, you need to document your experiences FIRST. This exercise will show you which experiences are most meaningful to you and perhaps should be incorporated into a personal statement.
If you missed the Virtual Medical School Fair in February, no worries because you can still talk listen to 4 recorded workshops on the following topics: