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  1. bird.nerd

    2026 Personal Statement Readers!

    I figured I would copy and paste this from last year because this really helped me last year when perfecting my essays as a second time applicant! :) Since VMCAS opened back in January for this current cycle, that means there's much more time available for applicants to have their essays...
  2. V

    Is it okay to talk about bisexuality in a diversity essay?

    I grew up in a very Catholic, southern household, and both my parents came from rural areas. I have no ill feelings towards Christianity or towards rural areas, and wouldn't change anything about myself or where I grew up. I feel like my orientation and the experiences I've had because of it...
  3. P

    Med school app grammar question

    I'm at a loss for whether or not using "they" as a single, gender-neutral pronoun is appropriate in med school essays. Online grammar sites say that "they" in the singular form is only used in informal writing, and med school essays would probably count as formal writing. But at my undergraduate...
  4. M

    Secondary application prompts? Where can I find?

    I want to prewrite my secondary essays and I was just wondering if there was a list of prompts anywhere? Thanks!
  5. thegrind33

    What stands out in an admissions essay?

    I have been working on my essays for some time now, I think they are solid stuff, but I always wondered if there was a common theme among great essays. For all you adcoms, what tends to grab your eye and draw you in? Should I throw in a quote relevant to the topic? Should I focus more on...
  6. PT_Student_123

    How to Create a Great Personal Statement + 2018-19 PTCAS Essay

    Good Luck on your 2018-2019 applications. This is fantastic resource! https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/recordingView?webinarKey=8189520333217785603&registrantEmail=jklol%40yahoo.com Bonus: 2018-19 PTCAS Essay "Describe a meaningful experience in your life. Reflect on how that...
  7. PsycheDrJ

    Professional Personal Statement Editing Service

    It's crunch time and I have written several drafts for my personal statement and other essays for the Texas application. I'm a perfectionist and would feel significantly better turning my drafts over to an experienced professional to fine tune them or tell me I need a complete reboot and guide...
  8. S

    Advertisement MCAT Prep (523 score), App Help & Editing

    I'm offering tutoring services for the MCAT as well as application consulting as I have some free time before med school starts. I'm a recent graduate from an Ivy league school with a 523 MCAT. I'm headed to a top-tier med program and just finished the whole application process, so I can also...
  9. D

    I will read your PS/Secondaries/MD-PhD Essays for $50

    Who I Am I am a current medical student (MD) looking to make some money over the summer. What I Am Offering $50 will get you: Reading, editing, and suggestions (including ideas/brainstorming) for 1 personal statement or MD-DO/PhD essay, up to 4 drafts/iterations. OR Reading, editing, and...
  10. LindaAccepted

    Medical 4 Things Your Medical School Application Needs to Reveal

    Your med school application is your sales pitch. If after reading your application, the adcom isn’t interested in hearing more from you, then you haven’t done an adequate job selling yourself. There are FOUR things you need to reveal in your application if you want to convince the admissions...
  11. SterlingMaloryArcher

    Not Admitted/Admitted/Admitted to Top-20 - Critical Factors (Please add to or correct)

    Who doesn't have a little bit of anxiety about their future, especially premeds? I'm pretty awake from a redbull and my homework is done so I made this :) All the time we hear "You can be a perfect applicant and still be rejected." But there has to be more to it than that. I am attempting to...
  12. LindaAccepted

    Medical Two Grad School Applicants Walk Into a Bar…

    This might be a great opening line for a comedy night at a university student center, but can you use humor in a graduate school application essay? Should you even try? If You Have a Funny Bone, Use It The answer is…maybe. If you can use humor effectively, it will help you stand out from your...
  13. CalendarJ

    Writing!

    Hey All, I'm a second-year undergraduate. I'm looking into doing MD/PhD, so research is a big part of my life right now (and hopefully will continue to be). Anyways, I've been writing much more than I used to. Lots of personal statements/questions for scholarship apps and internships and even...
  14. LindaAccepted

    Medical Tips for Answering the Brown University 2016-17 Supplemental Essay Prompts

    Along with the basic Common Application essay, the Ivy League schools require supplemental essay responses. These additional essays help these elite schools gain a deeper understanding of you as an applicant. They are your opportunity to explain how the school is a good match for you and how you...
  15. LindaAccepted

    Medical Washington University (St. Louis) Medical School 2016-17 Secondary Application Essay Tips

    In the top ten ranking for research, WUSOM provides exciting opportunities for medical students to participate in research at the basic science or clinical levels. They are looking for students with strong ties to their communities—with excellent communication skills, a dedication to service...
  16. L

    Talking about transgender people in my secondary essays

    I'm planning on going to medical school to become a plastic surgeon. Some of the surgeries I want to perform are chest masculinization surgery, breast augmentation, facial feminization surgery, and facial masculinization surgery as I want to help transgender people feel more comfortable in their...
  17. Eye-eye

    University of Washington MSTP Preliminary?

    I know the UW MSTP Prelim opened up on the 3rd, but I'm still waiting on my AMCAS to get verified , so I can't access it to start essays and such. Anyone have the essay prompts? Preferably with character limits? Thanks!
  18. 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...
  19. Dai

    University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) San Antonio - School-Specific Questions

    FOR ANYONE WHO HAS APPLIED OR ARE PLANNING TO APPLY FOR SAN ANTONIO'S UIW DPT PROGRAM: I was wondering -- given the PTCAS questions given, are each of these a separate one or two page essay, or are the admissions representatives only looking for a short-answer paragraph? I would really like to...
  20. 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...
  21. D

    Diagnosis: Academic Burnout

    I need a cure immediately. I think I'm going to have a D overall for math. Today's test is going to be on Exponential and Logarithms(in about a half an hour). I crammed(We only learned this topic for 2 days, reviewed and that's it). I'm tired. Finals start Friday. Math is the hardest thing ever...