essays

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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!
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. neuroguy91

    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!
  13. 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...
  14. 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...