Tina Vonhof wrote:
Silvina Morelli wrote:
Hola!!! Alguien sabe de alguna página en internet o tiene algún modelo de un Personal Statement of Purpose para el ingreso a la residencia de Medicina. Muchas Gracias a todos y saludos!!!!
In my job I process applications for residency training from other countries. I don't know of any internet page but I can give you some suggestions.
The personal statement should be in the form of a letter from you. In it we are looking for the following:
1) a brief summary of your experience in the field (details are of course explained in your CV);
2) the reasons why you are interested in a particular specialty and this particular program (have you heard about the programs at our university and if so, how/from whom?);
3) an indication of what you hope to learn/accomplish and your future plans;
4) what you think you will be able to contribute to the program.
One page with these four paragraphs is all that is needed.
As for the CV, in North America it is customary to start with the most recent and go back from there. That way your most important experience/accomplishments are on the first page and can be seen immediately.
Before you send anything, be sure to check the university's and/or program's website, so that you know something about the program, the requirements, etc., and are familiar with the language and terminology used. Find out to whom you should address the letter. Some universities can accept trainees from other countries only if they have sponsorship/scholarship. Find out before you send in all your documents.
My final suggestion: pay attention to the layout and spellcheck, spellcheck, spellcheck! If possible, have your letter and CV proofread by a native speaker.