MSPE Noteworthy Characteristics

Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)

Noteworthy Characteristics

This section includes information intended to help a residency program selection committee review applicants holistically to achieve a residency class that brings a diverse set of background experiences, characteristics and perspectives.

  • This section should be presented as a bulleted list. Each characteristic should be described in 2 sentences or less.
  • Provide a maximum of three characteristics highlighting your most salient noteworthy characteristics. Why should a program director pick you? What makes your different from other applicants?
  • Information about any significant challenges or hardships encountered by the student during medical school may be included.
  • Lengthy biographical descriptions are not recommended due to the time required for review and because these details can be found in other sections of the applicant's portfolio (e.g., ERAS application, personal statement, letters of recommendation, interviews).