You have 5,300 characters to make the strongest case of why you should be admitted to medical school.
How you go about this process matters because getting into medical school is very competitive.
If you and another applicant have similar stats your Personal Statement will either get you admitted or rejected.
So for this reason alone, you need to take the writing of your medical school essay very seriously. Plus, it's entirely under your control too.
You can't blame a bad professor for dropping your GPA or that the test-writers of the MCAT were unfair.
You are in the driver's seat with your Personal Statement for medical school.
Besides, wouldn't it be horrible to work so hard to get into medical school and then not get in because of your inability to write a compelling essay that moves the admissions committee?
How would your family and friends view you if you didn't get into medical school and you were no longer on your way to becoming the next doctor?
Seriously, you had great grades, surprisingly great performance on the MCAT plus a ton of extracurriculars where you're practically a shoe-in at many med schools but it didn't happen. You look back and realize your personal statement kept you from getting into medical school and becoming a doctor.
This happens more often than you think and it's a tragedy.
Don't let it happen to you.