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    Diversity Essay Topic Help

    Hello everyone. I'm sorry to create another diversity essay help thread but I'm truly at a loss for what to write about for "what diversity do you bring to the class" type prompt. I'm about one of the most basic applicants there is so finding what is diverse about me has proved very...
  2. md_collective

    Medical FREE Essay Workshop from NorthStar MD for FGLI Students

    Applying to medical school this cycle? Our 501(c)3 nonprofit, NorthStar MD, is hosting a FREE essay workshop for first-generation or low-income students on Thursday, May 12 from 5 pm ET to 6 pm ET. Our team includes current and incoming students at Stanford School of Medicine, Perelman School...
  3. LindaAccepted

    Medical 16 R’s for Medical School Essay Writing

    Writing can be daunting for all of us. “What do I write about?” is the most common question that comes to mind when contemplating medical school personal statements or secondary essays. When writing these essays, organization is crucial. The thought of writing an essay up to 5300 characters long...
  4. KL13

    Thought on Disadvantaged/ Adversity Essay

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    Looking for Personal Statement Help!

    Hello, I'm currently struggling to write my personal statement, as I'm sure many pre-MD students are, and was hoping for some feedback on my rough draft. Writing isn't my strong suit and I welcome any advice! Thank you and best of luck to everyone in the same position! :)
  6. P

    Writing about being not accepted into medical school last year for "Failure" essay

    I have a couple prompts that asks about my biggest failure and how I learned from that failure, etc. The thing is, I've never actually failed at anything because it's simply not accepted by my family and there's a lot of cultural pressure to be perfect. If I know I'll fail at something, I simply...
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    Help with my diversity essay!! PLEASE IM DESPERATE AND OUT OF IDEAS

    Hello! I am new to posting on sdn but have been browsing forums throughout this whole application process. I am almost done all of my secondaries but have been struggling with the basic diversity essay. I completed undergrad in the US but I am not a US resident/citizen and are planning to do med...
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    AMCAS Disadvantaged Essay??

    I'm applying as disadvantaged, but I'm kind of unsure how to go about the essay? Am I supposed to just say how my circumstances effected me (in school/psychologically/socially/etc)? Is this supposed to be on the side of creative writing (like the PS) or just listing facts? If anyone can link...
  9. S

    Challenge essay--mental illness hotline experience?

    I'm brainstorming my adversity/challenge essay options, and one I was considering was writing about a particular conversation I had while working as a crisis text line counselor and god knows how many times I thought I'd failed, the texter's dead, why won't (s)he open up to me, etc. After a...
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    Personal Statement Brainstorm help!

    Hello fellow SDNers! I am a 2019 applicant (trying to get my PS written early) and I would really appreciate some help in brainstorming what I should write! This may be an odd thing to ask, as I do understand that PS can get very personal sometimes, but I was wondering if any past...
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    Do Me A Favor?

    I am applying for Internship this year and I was hoping I could get someone's(preferably a doctoral level clinician) eyes on my APPI essays? They are all completed, but I was just hoping for some initial thoughts, reactions, feedback. And obviously, if there was something blaringly wrong it'd be...
  12. LindaAccepted

    Medical Residency Personal Statements: 5 Tips for Success

    You want to write a residency personal statement that will get you noticed – and matched! – at your top choice residency program. Not sure how to turn your boring draft into an application bestseller? Follow these 5 tips: Focus on what attracts you to this particular specialty This isn’t the...
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    Secondaries - Hardship/struggles essay

    So I’ve read on other threads not to mention any struggles with anxiety/stress because it shows you might have these issues during medical school as well. But then that leaves me with what do I respond to these essay prompts? Specifically I’m talking about the Rowan SOM prompt: Please describe...
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    PT Essay Advise

    "Describe a meaningful experience in your life. Reflect on how that experience influenced your personal growth, such as your attitudes or perceptions." How did all of you approach this ptcas essay question? What kind of questions did you ask yourself about this experience that helped you...
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    The "Challenge" Essay, Which Is a better topic?

    I am a re-applicant, and am rewriting most of my secondaries. The "challenge" essay has been coming up in many of the prompts and I feel my original essay from last year needs work or to be completely different. Here are the two or three directions I can go. #1 (essay used in last secondary)...
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    Personal statement too personal?

    Is my personal statement too personal? So, the only way I could convey the start of my interest in medicine was when I became pregnant as a teenager. I told a story of how I came to find out and the medical professionals that I encountered that sparked this interest. Then I wrote about...
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    Personal Essay- Leadership

    I am having a hard time with a supplemental essay that states "Please explain a leadership role you have taken on and what you have learned from this experience. (1000 characters)" I am having a difficult time coming up with a leadership experience. I have been searching around for examples and...
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    Advertisement *Ivy league med student*: experienced personal statement, primary/secondary editor & mock interview

    Dear all, I am a medical student at a top 5 US medical school. I scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT and was accepted to numerous top schools. I have significant experience editing medical school application materials from a wide variety of skill levels. I offer all services related to...
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    Essay Reader

    Hello everyone! I am submitting my app to University of Southern California next week and I would like some feedback on my statements. Is there anyone willing to read it? Thanks in advance
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    PTCAS Essay Revision!!

    hey guys I was wondering if someone could read over my personal statement for the main essay on PCTAS!! could really use some advise/editing. thanks :) pm me and I'll send you my essay
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    Diversity statement advice

    Yes, another thread asking for advice about what to write for those secondary diversity essays... In terms of demographics, I'm nothing special (22, white, female, middle class, parents still married, grew up in suburbia). I've brainstormed a few topics, but I'm not feeling too compelled about...
  22. B

    PTCAS essay

    I'm seriously struggling writing my essay for the prompt this year just because I know how important this essay is!! I've been super passionate about going to PT school since I was in high school, but I almost don't know what to write since I have so much to say. I know I'm running late but I...
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    Essay Opinions

    Any DPT students willing to give me feedback on my essay?
  24. usma.consulting

    US Medical Admissions Consulting & Personal Statement Editing Services

    SITE LINK: Home US Medical Admissions Consulting (USMA) is offering its services for the 2017-2018 Application Cycle. USMA is a New York based consultancy offering its expert editing services to applicants seeking admission to a variety of health care programs. The greatest portion of our...
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    AMCAS significant research essay, what should be included

    Applying to MD/PhD schools this year, just about to submit AMCAS, but I am bit stuck on what to include in my Significant Research Experiences essay. I have two major recent research experiences, both with LORs from the PIs. This includes a PI I worked with during my postbac thesis research, and...
  26. usma.consulting

    Advertisement US Medical Admissions Consulting & Editing Services

    SITE LINK: Home US Medical Admissions Consulting (USMA) is offering its services for the 2017-2018 Application Cycle. USMA is a New York based consultancy offering its expert editing services to applicants seeking admission to a variety of health care programs. The greatest portion of our...
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    Atlantic Bridge Essays

    I am a High School student in the United States wishing to apply for medical school in Ireland through Atlantic Bridge. As I was looking around at the requirements to apply, I noticed something called a "Personal Statement" which you needed to send in with your application and letters of...
  28. Civelle

    Including a summer fellowship on AMCAS

    Hello everyone, I am doing a fellowship over the summer and I'm expecting to get around 400 hours of research. I am planning on applying to MSTP programs this summer given my MCAT score is sufficient (Get the score tomorrow). The essay section of the AMCAS requires you to talk about research...
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    low gpa, potentially high MCAT, probability of acceptance?

    Hello everyone, So I am planning to take my mcat this april and have taken a few practice tests scoring above a 508 each time and have been getting better each time. I have volunteered with various societies in cancer research, have about 2 years of lab experience, can speak 3 languages...
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    Improving and Reducing Health-care disparities questions

    I am stuck on one of the topics for my essays. I have to write about an experience that advances the goals of diversity in medicine and or reduces health care disparities. Any help? What would you write?
  31. LindaAccepted

    Medical Application Essay Tip: The Devil is in the Details

    You can argue about the devil, but certainly the substance, distinctiveness, and success of your essays depends on the details. Bringing Out Your Uniqueness in the Details Many applicants tend to bury their uniqueness and success under vague assertions. You don’t want to hide your...
  32. LindaAccepted

    Medical Review Your Essays Like an Admissions Consultant: Use the Editing Funnel

    Most of you are now — or will soon be — editing your critical application essays and personal statements. When Accepted consultants review and edit your essays, they go through a process I call the editing funnel. When you edit your own essays, you should follow a similar process. Here’s how it...
  33. Shawna-Kaye Lester

    FREE Personal Statement workbook

    Hi, I’m Shawna-Kaye Lester. My writing coaching services help you put together a memorable essay, so you can impress admissions, attend your dream school, and go create the life and legacy you want. My free workbook helps you to stop procrastinating and write a personal statment that stands...
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    Stuck with my urgent essay on DNA Fingerprinting in Crime Scene. Any pointers?

    Hello Folks! Now before any of you deride me for slacking off, let me tell you, I am a very hard working student. Medicine is my passion and I love to study, but sometimes even Superman has a bad day! I recently received my essay on DNA Fingerprinting in a Crime Scene, and I am supposed to...
  35. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Stay Within Essay Word Limits by Reducing Verbal Verbosity

    Make those words count! Most applicants – whether applying to med school, law school, business school, or any other grad school or college program – need to deal with rigid character or word limits when writing their application essays or personal statements. You may start out thinking that you...
  36. LindaAccepted

    Medical 10 Tips for Better Essay Writing

    Time to brush up on your basic writing skills! Want to show the adcom that you are a master of the written word, someone who knows how to convey their thoughtful experiences and insightful ideas eloquently? Then it's time you brush up on your basic writing skills with the following 10 tips: 1...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Formatting question for Personal Statement

    My personal statement is 2 pages and I am mailing it in. I was wondering should I put a header and what should it look like? Page numbers so they don't lose my statement? Here's a picture of the formatting I have so far: http://oi63.tinypic.com/2ut6zyb.jpg Thanks.
  38. LindaAccepted

    Medical Resourceful Essay Recycling

    Don't just copy and paste (no matter how similar the questions are)! You’re applying to six different schools and each one requires 2-7 essays/personal statements which equals…a whole lot of writing. PROBLEM: How can you draft so many essays and still maintain a fresh and original voice in...
  39. LindaAccepted

    Medical What Applicants Should Not Do in 2016: A Poem

    'Twas the night before deadlines, and all through the world, Our consultants sat cramming, coffee brewing, brows furled; Though the essays were written with effort and care, There were still a few things that were cause for despair! The clichés! Oh, forsake! Terrible, were they – That all our...
  40. LindaAccepted

    Medical Can I Use Humor In My Application Essays?

    Want to let your funny side show in your application essays? Here is what Linda Abraham has to say about humor in admissions: Related Resources: • Linda Abraham’s Admissions Assortment [podcast] • So These Two Grad School Applicants Walk Into A Bar . . . • First Drafts Of Personal...