Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Medical Residency Applicants 2021

Dear Medical Residency Applicants,

I hope that soon you will receive offers for interviews from some great programs in your target specialty.  

It is an exciting time!  Be sure to have an outstanding and printable CV, because you may have a few new items to include since your ERAS upload.  

Your personal statement is probably a "done deal," but be sure you can elaborate on any information from your PS and CV during the interview.  Listening is key.  Have some good questions ready and don't OVER practice to where you sound like a robot. 

God willing, you will have a few interviews, but if you don't, you might look in to and investigate medical residency programs outside of the match. 

Wishing you all the best!


Tuesday, September 8, 2020


Good morning Medical Residency Applicants!

As you notice, https://www.usmle-forums.com/  -  is today's title.  This fantastic site consists of a variety of forums with subjects of great concern to the US medical residency applicants: observations and advice from other doctors about the application process.  

The forum had a poll of personal statement editing services which you may see at http://www.usmle-forums.com/residency-match-forum/1662-residency-personal-statement-services.html  Right below the poll, there are comments about our service and other editing services which you may read for yourself, as you look for a service to help you with your CV, personal statement or letter. 

By the way, https://www.CVPersonalstatement.com does not spend much on advertising, and we have reached most of our clients by word of mouth.  Many of our treasured clients are return after completing their medical residency programs, requesting help  with a personal statement for a sub-specialty fellowship program. 

Contact us today by email, CVPersonalstatement@gmail.com, or fill in our contact form on the https://www.cvpersonalstatement.com , for editing help.  

We wish you all the best with your application!



Sunday, September 6, 2020

Do Not Brag in Your Personal Statement

Dear Medical Residency Applicants or Medical Fellowship Applicants, 

Over the years of editing personal statements at CVPersonalstatement.com, I advise the physicians to be humble.  When the program directors and resident selection team choose candidates, they can see on your CV what your accomplishments are.  Bragging about a high USMLE score, a "prestigious" institution you attended, etc., gives off the signal that you might be a difficult person to work around on a daily basis.  In your statement of purpose, strive to make yourself likable.  Along with other improvements, we can identify and edit the areas of your PS that may need some toning down in the arrogance department.  We want to help you convey through your statement of purpose that while you are accomplished and confident, you are also humble and teachable.  It's a tricky balance sometimes.  

Please contact us if you need help with your SOP, CV or letter.



We wish you the best with your ERAS application. 


Saturday, August 15, 2020

Keep Your Statement Original

 Hello Medical Residency and Medical Fellowship Applicants,

    As you move forward in the residency or fellowship application process, you have most likely put much of your valuable time in to composing a statement of purpose.  

    While it may be considered as helpful to look at other applicants' statements for your same target specialty, I don't advise it.  God forbid, you may inadvertently pick up a sentence or two and insert it in your own essay.  The general characteristics that make you suited for a specialty may be common among the applicants for that specialty, but the combination of your skills, clinical experiences, talents, learning styles, hobbies and personal values are unique.  Our goal is to help you state your suitability for your target specialty by supporting your claims of suitability with specific examples to illustrate the desired characteristics.  But back to my main message for today:  Do NOT lift sentences from others' personal statements off the web or from anywhere!  This practice could automatically disqualify you from consideration should the selection committee decide to do a plagiarism check.  AND, it may be that since everything is done online these days, the reviewers have embedded plagiarism check software!  More so, it is not ethical to steal someone else's words and pretend they are your own.  You are great as you are, and do not need it!  

    We can help you polish your statement.  That's it. 

    Whether you decide on using the CVPersonalstatement.com service to help you with your statement or not, we wish you the very best with your application process, and that you will find your fit in a great program! 


Monday, May 18, 2020


Dear Applicants,
So there's BC (Before COVID-19) and now.  Life changed, but humans are resilient, especially doctors.  You know how to adjust and adapt to new situations.  With all the death references, we become more aware of how short life really is.  That fact drives home the need to make the right choices while we do have the gift of life.  Your choice of specialty or subspecialty is yours and yours alone, with careful reflection of the people, procedures and settings you enjoy.  If your passion for the specialty is there, we can help you express it in your personal statement.