5 Steps to Writing the "Award-Winning" Personal Statement

Debunk the personal statement

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The personal statement will be one of the most challenging components of your application. Somehow, you have to write an “award-winning” personal statement that says a lot with the fewest amount of words possible.

Wait, what?

To add to the fun, admissions committees read thousands of personal statements each year so chances are, they've heard it before. But don't fret - with this course, you will learn 5 steps to help you simplify this frustrating writing process.


Isn't this just an essay?

Not by any means. The personal statement is your opportunity to "seal the deal". When grades and standardized test scores start to look alike, your personal statement can help you standout and push your application to the "to interview" pile.

Learn directly from the creator of DoctorGoals.com, Dr. Alana Trotter, who's found ways to break barriers and use her strengths to her advantage. How did she get into medical school with a subpar MCAT score and end up in a top surgical residency program? The personal statement is one of the "secret weapons"...

And no, this course isn't just for those interested in medicine. The course is for any student applying to a program or position that requires a well-written personal statement.


“I was stressing about how I was even going to begin a personal statement that stands out, so when I came across this course I knew it was exactly what I needed. It was fun and easy to read through, and I did laugh multiple times which of course makes it that much better. I appreciate how organized it is. I am taking complete advantage of the template which is provided, it has helped me organize all of my thoughts and ideas. I loved the examples included as well, especially some peeks on what your own personal statement included. This course was truly more help than expected. Thank you, Dr. Trot!”


- Jessica, Pre-Med Student

“I highly recommend the DoctorGoals Personal Statement Course. It is detailed, concise and not overwhelming. It’s very helpful to have all of the information necessary in one resource without having to scour the internet. The price point and lifetime access are a huge bonus so I can revisit it during my writing process. I wish I had something like this when I was applying to college and medical school!”

- Priya, Medical School Graduate

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Dr. Alana Trotter (Dr. Trot)

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course will re-open periodically. When the course is open, it is open for enrollment for a short period of time before it closes. Once you gain access, you have unlimited access so digest it right away or break it down. Whatever speed works best for you!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like. Now, I like that!
Who is this for?
This course is written for any student applying for a program or position that requires a well-written personal statement. Some examples include college, an internship, medical school, residency, or graduate school.
What skills will this course teach me?
The course takes you from that blinking cursor on your computer screen to having a structured and strategic game plan. Strategy is so important when it comes to standing out in an overflowing pool of applicants. Highlights of the course include discussing how to use the personal statement to your advantage, a step-by-step writing guide, and more! P.S. You'll get access to part's of Dr. Trot's personal statement!
What if I'm unhappy with the course?
Only smiles allowed! If you are unhappy with your purchase, just email me within 7 days of your purchase to get a full refund. I do hope you smile though... : )
Will I write a personal statement that secures an acceptance?
Well, that's my hope but of course not a guarantee. Your ultimate success is dependent on several factors. The goal of this course is to help guide you along the writing process to help you construct a cohesive personal statement.
I still have a question regarding this course, how can I contact you?
I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at drtrot@doctorgoals.com.