Guidelines for writing the autobiography for the HPO committee interview application

  • The autobiography should be 2-4 pages single-spaced or 4-8 pages double-spaced, typed.
  • It should provide a brief summary of your life from birth to the present!
  • Please be sure to include hardships and challenges (if any) faced while growing up.
  • Include 1 or 2 key High School activities and explain why they are important in your development toward your career goal.
  • For college, please highlight key (not all) leadership, clinical, service, and research activities.
  • Please be sure to include reflections on your motivation toward a career in medicine.

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