My Personal Statement...and I Got Accepted

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  1. gujuDoc

    gujuDoc 10+ Year Member

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    Yes the first link was meant with seriousness. The second like this thread is meant to crack one up with its humor. lol.
     
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  3. hiyaman

    hiyaman under the bad sun 5+ Year Member

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    I personally liked sample 1 lol.
     
  4. gujuDoc

    gujuDoc 10+ Year Member

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    Sample 3 where he talks about diversity keeps me laughing. its hillarious.
     
  5. Kaustikos

    Kaustikos 7+ Year Member

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    I guess it's okay to admit I used sample 1 for my personal statement and it got me into med school? :thumbup:
     
  6. HAV000

    HAV000 MS-0, MPH 2+ Year Member

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    Truth @ the first link
     
  7. DrHouse579

    DrHouse579 5+ Year Member

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    Oh, Africa, Brave Africa. This PS was a... laugh riot.
     
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  8. FIREitUP

    FIREitUP 7+ Year Member

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    I think I would prefer to stay home and listen to huey lewis and the news.
     
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  9. Doc of the Walk

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    Greatest PS ever
     
  10. wololololololo

    wololololololo ms3 2+ Year Member

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    This should be stickied. Also, the secondary template provided could serve to be useful.

     
  11. amd123

    amd123 2+ Year Member

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    Panda's OP will live on for decades as the greatest PS ever written!
     
  12. 1stmeds

    1stmeds started from the bottom 2+ Year Member

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    lol, classic :laugh:

    you must be going to a research school
     
  13. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

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    Man, it's been years since I read this, but it makes me crack up every time.
     
  14. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

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    Now you've got me re-reading his old stuff. I remembered this line too:
    Now, this one's more of a bummer since he's divorced now...
     
  15. Morsetlis

    Morsetlis Preliminary Medicine 5+ Year Member

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    This is immortal.
     
  16. zwitterion34

    zwitterion34 .4520000000000000k Member 2+ Year Member

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    Agreed. :thumbup:
     
  17. mrwesticles

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    Need to mention that you've met the co-chair of the medical school that you are applying to. Don't say which one. "All of 'em."
     
  18. gujuDoc

    gujuDoc 10+ Year Member

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    What???????????? Panda divorced?????? Since when?????

    His wife seemed to be willing to put up with so much for him through his whole education and residency and stuff and the switching residencies.

    wasn't going to post but this just shocked me.
     
  19. RHannosh

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    dude, nobody would get accepted with something like that lol
     
  20. theseeker4

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    Yeah, they got divorced. In this thread http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?p=9772726 she comes on earlier this year and posts the following:

    Unfortunate, and a warning to anyone pursuing medicine with a family, though her posts make it seem like Panda's pursuit of medicine was not the main cause of their split.
     
  21. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

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    I don't want to speculate on the guy's private life, but I can testify that you can have five digits of posts here and still have a healthy marriage...

    The blog must have taken more time. It was always very well-written. Medicine definitely takes a lot more time for me.
     
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    irJanus Chief Resident 7+ Year Member

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    'Tired' had a good point... retracted my statement
     
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    irJanus Chief Resident 7+ Year Member

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    no, believe me I agree. I apologize if that came off wrong. I'm actually married and was sitting here after getting into a tiff with my wife, so believe me, I know how hard it is (mind you... not '4 kids and years down the line difficult'). I feel very bad for all involved. It's a tough situation and I wouldn't wish what happened to him on anyone

    edit: haha I wouldn't hit the 'report' button for that, I think you're right
     
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    irJanus Chief Resident 7+ Year Member

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    didn't over-react at all :thumbup:
     
  25. Morsetlis

    Morsetlis Preliminary Medicine 5+ Year Member

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    What he says is true. Being in a relationship is hard when you're still growing up...
     
  26. 45408

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    I'm not sure if I should feel bad that this was not hard for me to come to terms with, at all...
     
  27. TheToothsayer

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    I agree with the first poster. Ballsy. I didn't care for it, but admissions will. Well done.
     
  28. kasho11

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    Not sure if serious.

    But glad for the bump, I hadn't read this in a long time it was just as funny now.
     
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    Bellissimo! Had me rolling.
     
  30. TeddyBoomBoom

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    Hesus christ, that was funny....
     
  31. riverside

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    May i use this as a template for my future PS?
     
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    I don't care if it wasn't submitted.

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  34. An MD Hopeful

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    I decided to bump this. Absolutely hilarious. Definitely gave me a much needed laugh!
     
  35. syoung

    syoung MS-3 5+ Year Member

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    Read some of PB's posts. Gives a nice view of medicine from the ER. And the post was hilarious.
     
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    “And Why, Mbuto, is the air-conditioning on my Land Rover broken again?”

    “One thousand pardons, Sahib, but the parts have not arrived.”




    Pure Gold, Jerry, . . . Gold
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    Wow... reading the posts made by PB's wife was very difficult for me to digest. Her posts were the first that I have ever read concerning the other side of a spousal relationship where one is a physician and one is a stay-at-home parent.

    If you are reading this PB's wife. I hope you have found some ounce of closure since your divorce. And hope you realize that by talking about your situation, it has made me realize how important it is not to neglect the truly important individuals in one's life.

    I can't help but feel how ironic all of this is.
     
  38. wo5678

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    I am from the dental forum. I must give my props this essay. The best EVER!
     
  39. ShenanigansMD

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    I support this bump. Panda Bear is an inspiration.

    And I love this quote:

    "In fact, during a stint in a Doctors Without Borders spin-off chapter I learned the true meaning of underserved while staffing a mall health care pavilion in La Jolla, California."

    Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111eleven111111111one :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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  40. 45408

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    This was bumped perfectly to coincide with the medical missions thread...
     
  41. wjs010

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    I just thought you were pandering and trying to be diverse as popular..after all, being diverse is the most important thing ( to many adcoms)...I'm not anti-diverse...im serious..
     
  42. Chip N Sawbones

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    Luckily I read this before I started writing my PS, or I probably would have used one of my "Driving through the African bush" stories. I do have some good ones, such as the time I chauffeured an overdue pregnant woman over the worst road I've ever seen, but I knew I could never top Panda's.
     
  43. Irish Football

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    I just read the original post, and I have to say that it is EPIC. LOL.
     
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    It's been a year since this thread has reached the top. I think all you young folks could use a lesson in personal statement writing.
     
  45. TooMuchResearch

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    Agree.
     
  46. BeticTrifecta

    BeticTrifecta How could you not?

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    Jesus Christ!!!! WTF?

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    Welcome to SDN! :welcome:
     
  48. songl4a

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    How often do you get this and what are your thoughts?

    I feel like with the ~50k applicants every year, that a truly unique PS is hard to come by.
     
  49. LizzyM

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    It is hard to be original. (I hate the word "unique".) If you can't be original, at least be inspiring, moving, or entertaining.

    Dead grandmothers are a cliche and what I hate even more are essays that go on and on about how helpless one felt in the face of a heart attack or serious accident, as if once you are a physician you will be able to save those who can't be saved. Another is the idea that a loved one died because they engaged in dangerous behaviors like smoking or didn't address known risk factors like obesity or high blood pressure and if only they had someone to educate them about this they wouldn't have perished. I just think that its a weak argument for a career in medicine.

    Keep working on ideas and then work at placing the ideas in a framework that is sensible and engaging.
     
  50. mehc012

    mehc012 Billy Goat Gruff 2+ Year Member

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    This beautiful piece of work deserves a bump every now and then!
    I've read this several times, but there's just. so. much. ridiculousness that there's always something new to notice...like this time, when I finally paid attention to the 'literally at the end of his rope.' o_O
     
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    It really does get better every time!
     

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