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Volume 1, Issue 1
Spring 2005:

A Privileged Seat

Tucker Slingerland

Cell 2 Soul. 2005 Spring; 1(1):a4

Each year thousands of fourth year medical students participate in an automated system of obtaining residency positions. The process includes filing an application with the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), part of which includes a personal statement limited to a single page. The statement offers applicants a rare chance for personal expression but often becomes a chore of elaborating upon a list of credentials. The following personal statement, written to emphasize the essence of why I am interested in Family Medicine, also aided me greatly while interviewing to identify programs with faculty in-tune with values inherent to my statement.

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