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Pre-health Personal Statements

The Writing Center, CAPE, and Library have teamed up to provide resources and tips as you prepare your personal statements for medical, nursing, veterinarian, dental, pharmacy, OT, PT, nursing, etc. admissions applications.

Professional Organizations and Application Services

Athletic Training

Dental School

Medical School

Nursing / Nurse Practitioner 

Occupational Therapy 


Physical Therapy 

Individual PT Programs may require personal statements as part of their program admission. Be sure to check admissions requirements for each school you plan to apply to even if you have used the Central App Service linked below. The Central App Website is updated each year with a new writing prompt. The PTCAS (linked below) has provided the following prompt for the personal essay, but double check the programs for which you plan to apply since this info has not been updated recently. Here is the listed prompt: Describe a meaningful experience in your life. Reflect on how that experience influenced your personal growth, such as your attitudes or perceptions.

Veterinary School