Start the process by brainstorming
When did I become interested in this specialty?
What experiences, events, or factors led me to develop this interest?
How did my interest in this specialty evlove?What specific turning points can I identify?
What have I learned about the field and myself exploring it?
Was there a particular patient that I cannot forget? What was it about him or her that made such an impact?
What are my professional goals and aspirations?
What qualities do I possess that will enchance my chances for success in this specialty?
What makes me stand out from the rest of the candidates?
What are my strengths and skills?
What is unique or distinctive about me and my life story?
Why should the selection committee interested in me?
Was there a challenge or hardship that I had to overcome? How did this experience shape me?