Personal Statement Development, Revision & Critique, Proofreading and Evaluation

OUR EDITORS treat your personal statements like their own. Because for a few hours, they are.

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Red Flags We've Helped Our Clients Overcome

Everyone faces challenges, but not everyone overcomes them. We're experts in taking your blemishes and turning them into bright spots:

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Low Test Scores / Failed Attempts

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Poor Academic Performance

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Lack of Relevant Experience

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Medical Leaves of Absence

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Years Since Graduation

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Lack of Interviews (SOAP)

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Professionalism Issues

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Disciplinary Action

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Failure to Match

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Multiple Medical Schools

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Residency Personal Statement Services FAQs

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What is your experience?

We develop, critique, revise, edit and proofread 1,000's of personal statements every year, and have been doing so since 2008. We know from this volume alone how to avoid cliché writing and make your words stand out.

We also continually interview medical residency program directors in all the specialties to know exactly what they want—and don't want—to see in a personal statement.

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Why do not all of your clients get matched?

While we do our best always to help all of our clients achieve their most successful personal statements, and have seen great results, every year we do have a small group who do not match. These are ones who either do not follow our advice for their personal statements or ones with obstacles in their applications that are simply too difficult to overcome.

Examples of clients who did not match following our services include: (1) a client who was dismissed from two successive programs for the same professional issue and after made no attempt at addressing the issue; and (2) a client with 20 years of research experience following medical school and with no clinical experience other than two observerships completed two years ago.

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Will you write my personal statement for me?

We do not write personal statements, but we will help you to write yours brilliantly.

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How many personal statements can I submit?

However many you want! After the first personal statement, each additional personal statement gets a discount.

Use the Quick Quote Calculator to see your total fee and turnaround times.

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How many rounds do I get?

Our PS Development package comes with a Consultation + 3 rounds of Revision & Critique + 1 FREE Final Polish.

However many you want! Our PS Revision & Critique package comes with 4 rounds of Revision & Critique + 1 FREE Final Polish.

To either of these you can purchase as many additional rounds of Revision & Critique as you want.

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What is the turnaround time?

Our turnaround times are fast. They depend on the number of personal statements you send for review, as well as any add-on services like for your CV or resume.

Use the Quick Quote Calculator to see your turnaround times, including our Express and Rush Delivery options.

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Do you offer discounts for first-time clients?

Yes! Use Coupon Code HOORAY! for 10% off your first project.

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Residencies Accepting Our Clients

Below is just a small sampling of the medical residencies that have accepted our clients following our medical residency personal statement services:



Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Internal Medicine

Atlanta Medical Center

Family Medicine

Texas Tech HSC School of Medicine


Baylor College of Medicine


NYU School of Medicine


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Get to Know Us!

We are a team of dedicated, in-house editors with 50+ years' combined experience.

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Sample of Our Work

Sample Personal Statement
Medical Residency—Ob/Gyn—
IMG with Leave of Absence

Feedback We've Received

“When I came to DLA for help with my personal statement, the application period had already opened, and I knew I was behind. I signed up for the development service and cannot be happier with the results. I just had an interview, and the program director said my personal statement was one of the best she had ever read, that it clearly presented who I was and the journey I have been on to reach this point. Hearing that made it totally worth the cost!”

Alessandra B., Biddeford, ME

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