Principles of the Personal Statement

  • Opportunity. This is the candidate’s opportunity to help guide their review – to clearly describe and emphasize their accomplishments, so that all reviewers understand their career.
  • Brevity. No more than two pages. The focus should be on achievement, impact, and innovation.
  • Impact. The Personal Statement is included in the following stages/components of review
    • Departmental Committee on Appointments & Promotions (D-COAP)
    • Extramural Consultants: CE, Research, and Tenure – in packet provided to consultants
    • Perelman School of Medicine Committee on Appointments & Promotions (COAP)
    • Dean’s review
    • Provost review