Passionate, research-driven student looking to gain the necessary skills at XYZ Medical School to begin a career in biomedical research.
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Medical schools want to know that you are a great student in addition to being passionate and enthusiastic about your medical career. Your Objective Statement should reflect that passion, but it should boil down to a single unique quality that will make you a valuable part of any med school and perhaps clarify your future career trajectory. For example, if you are interested in research, mold your statement to reflect how you plan to help people through the gift of medicine, or your desire to find solutions to every problem.
On average, less than half of med school applicants are accepted, and most students will have a prestigious internship. Even if you only had one internship, be sure to get the most out of it on your resume. Instead of “worked close with doctors, nurses and patients,” say something along the lines of “administered medical injections for more effective patient support. Analyzed blood samples for more sophisticated data entry.” Remember that almost all interns are required to do some kind of administrative work, but that doesn’t sound impressive on a resume and colleges really won’t care who the fastest filer in the class will be – so leave it out.
This sample resume is part of the InternationalStudent.com Resume Writing Center.