It is great to have a central message you are trying to convey and then make sure that the different experiences you weave into your personal statement connect back with that point. Here are some tips on how to come up with a theme.
As pre-meds, take time to think about the relationship between medicine and the humanities. Looking at the connection between illness and art is one great way to do so.
When you are in medical school, know that there are many people rooting for you. Among them are people who donated their bodies to science so that you could learn anatomy in an applied way.
There are so many reasons why we decided to write Your White Coat is Waiting: Vital Advice for Pre-Meds but one of the biggest is that over the years, we have both seen people who would have become outstanding doctors but who made mistakes along the way that undermined their ability to get into medical school.