No matter how many programs a candidate applies to, the candidate is either matched to one program or none at all. I remember feeling a mix of joy and disbelief when I received the email notifying me that I was matched to a DI and would start my journey to become an RD in ! With DICAS due in less than a month and Match Day quickly approaching, I have had a few friends, former classmates, and people on social media reach out to me about writing a strong personal statement to strengthen their application. So today I am going to share 4 tips to make your personal statement stand out in a competitive pool of applicants.
I have helped nearly a dozen students to date and the majority have matched to an internship. Obviously it is not because I helped them, but because all these students have been slowly working on making sure their portfolio was well rounded. The personal statement is the icing on the cake and makes you memorable.
If you are currently working on your statement, please do not read any online yet. First answer the questions and give examples for each idea you have. If you can, write down more than one example for each question and remember that some questions are asking for more than one idea, see question 4.
In this section you are required to fill out your personal statement. This can be customized per site that you selected to have your application sent to.
This can be done by selecting add new entry. Title this personal statement for ease of reference. Type your personal statement in the section below.
Enter in your personal statement into the text box or by copying and pasting from a word processing document. A maximum of characters or approximately 1, words may be entered. In your personal statement address the following items.
Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
Discuss experiences that have helped to prepare you for your career, What are your short-term and long-term goals? What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement? What other information do you consider important for the selection decision?
Once you are satisfied with your personal statement you may save it by clicking the save button at the bottom of the page. Below is the essay I wrote in Keep in mind that my essay is missing some components above as it was written almost 10 years ago.
Dear Selection Committee, The following vignette depicts some goals and skills I would like to gain and improve as I advance in the field of dietetics.
When I first began work as a registered dietitian I arrived at 8: After two years, I became a certified diabetes educator and was contracted by organizations and health care facilities to disseminate diabetes self-management education.
Don Ramon, my first patient, was a year-old Spanish-speaking male living with type 2 diabetes for thirty-seven years. He often had difficulties controlling his blood sugar and after probing for sociocultural issues, I discovered he often worried about his life, events on the news and sometimes for no reason at all.
At this point, diet and medicine alone were not enough to manage his diabetes; he needed a way to relieve anxiety and stress through lifestyle changes. After triple bypass surgery, he was unable to exercise as he had done previously, and depended on his wife to remind him about medication because he frequently forgot things.
The missing piece was that he and his wife did not know how to adjust his insulin dose when necessary, so I referred them to a diabetes nurse educator and the physician.
After a few years in this line of work, I decided to further my career and obtained a position as nutrition manager for a hospital.
My primary responsibilities were hiring and training registered dietitians in assessing nutritional status and patient needs and working with the medical team to develop and implement new techniques for nutrition therapy and behavior change, with a focus on diabetes patients.Oct 01, · In video #2, I will give you tips on writing your personal statement, requesting letters of recommendation, and finalizing your DICAS application.
My advice: have both people familiar to dietetic internships and people who are not read your dietetic internship personal statement. The people who are familiar with the process will give you pointers about how to structure your statement to make sure you address the questions being asked, while the people who are not familiar with them will be able to catch grammatical and structural errors.
I have selected dietetics as my career path because it represents my lifestyle, and it is my holistic approach to health and wellness that have helped me create a balanced life.
Throughout high school, I ran for the track and cross country team(s), which helped me build confidence, relieve stress, and learn the value of teamwork. Dietetics Personal Statement I am applying for this course because I am very interested in becoming a dietitian. I have been interested in this career for a number of years.
We hope our collection of UCAS Dietetics personal statements provides inspiration for writing your own. Please do not plagiarise them in any way, or UCAS will penalise your application. Our Personal Statement Editing & Review Services are available if you feel you need a little extra help.
Sep 28, · I began helping students write their personal statements for their dietetic internships since I began my doctoral program in I have helped nearly a dozen students to date and the majority have matched to an internship.