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  1. MaesterDean

    Mentioning Last Cycle in Personal Statement

    Hi all - First time starting a thread, so I'm sorry if this has been tackled elsewhere. I applied to 20 MD programs during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, attended 4 interviews, was placed on one wait-list, but received no acceptances. After graduating I took a position in research which I have...
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  3. LindaAccepted

    Medical Will Your Medical School Personal Statement Stand Out?

    Your challenge: show the admissions committee something unique about you.Convey your passion for medicine, show what kind of person and student you are, and what kind of physician you’ll be in the future…all in just 5300 characters! No big deal, right? <Gulp> We often hear from med school...
  4. T

    AMCAS Personal Statement vs MD/PHD Essay

    Hi all, thanks for reading! I am having a lot of trouble writing different essays for the primary application Personal Statement and MD/PhD essay. For me, I have one narrative: how I've bounced between meaningful clinical inspiration and taken those experiences into basic research on the...
  5. 9

    Classifying military activities

    I need some help on how to classify some military activities. I have asked about one in particular and am still unsure for the rest. Please take in to consideration, Military is salaried so...that is why I am confused. 1) While a lab tech student (still on active duty) I volunteered to conduct...
  6. 9

    Army Vet MLT ——> MD Personal statement final draft?

    I think I have narrowed down my PS to near its final draft (2019-2020 app cycle) and would like to know if I can get a few people to review it. I have had some excellent help from others on this site and just looking for as many perspectives as I can get! I was in the Army (active for 18 month...
  7. T

    Personal Statement Feedback?

    So I have a draft of my personal statement and I was wondering if anyone would be willing to read it and give me some feedback? It feels a little short and I think my ending is a little iffy but we'll see. I'll PM anyone who comments wanting to read it. Thanks!
  8. Med Ed

    *~*~*~*~*~*Official Personal Statement Guide and Reader List 2018-2019*~*~*~*~*~*

    I will chime in as one of the adcoms on this forum, and as someone who reads a lot of personal statements each year. For starters, ignore everything @The Dragon Slayer has posted. It's not that it's 100% incorrect, but there is not point in trying to separate the wheat from the chaff. Every...
  9. D

    predental personal statement help

    was wondering if there is a good personal statement writing service that would listen to my story and create a personal statement. Please PM me if you know of anybody!
  10. Avicenna144

    Need Help with PS!!!!!

    Hello everyone, I know this might be a little bit early, but I was wondering if anyone would read my PS and tell me what they think. I am not sure if there is a specific forum for this, so my apologies if I am posting in the wrong place. Thanks for your help :)
  11. LindaAccepted

    Medical Failure to Answer the Question: Med School Application Essay Flaw #2

    Watch what you write! In this blog series, we’ll examine the 5 fatalflaws that you should avoid when writing your med school application essays. In this post, we’ll talk about how to make sure that you clearly answer the essay question. Med school applicants often ask, “What does the admissions...
  12. P

    Personal Statement revise and edit

    Hi, I have already written my personal statement and would like for someone to read over it and make some edits if possible. I am applying for this upcoming cycle and I am trying to get it done ASAP since I have the MCAT January. Thank you in advance.
  13. inGenius Prep

    Medical Strengthen your med school app and combat your low MCAT score by doing these extracurriculars!

    Your MCAT score is definitely a crucial part of your med school application, but what if it’s not as high as you aimed? Now it’s time for the rest of your application to shine, especially your extracurriculars. Through your application -- personal statement, AMCAS experiences list, secondaries...
  14. LindaAccepted

    Medical 3 Tips for Requesting Residency Letters of Recommendation

    Have you started collecting recommendation letters yet? The LoR Portal explains the process of submitting your letters to ERAS, but how can you ensure that you receive the strongest possible recommendation letter? 1. Ask as early as possible. Your recommenders are busy people, and you don’t...
  15. lifeguard2014

    MD Help a mere pre med in need!

    If anyone is feeling generous, I would really appreciate it if someone could take a look at my personal statement. Its been a tremendous struggle, and I am attempting to submit in a week.
  16. N

    Anyone willing to read my PS?

    Hi everyone, long time lurker here. My stats are 510 MCAT, 3.5 GPA (strong upward trend), URM, disadvantaged. I feel that I have to write an amazing PS but doubting my abilities to do so. If anyone is willing to read my PS and give some honest feedback I would really appreciate it.
  17. LindaAccepted

    Medical Medical School Personal Statement Roadmap

    You’ve heard it again and again – the personal statement is one of the most important parts of your med school application. We know that admonition probably doesn’t make it any easier to write! But even though personal statements can definitely be challenging, they don’t need to be overwhelming...
  18. begoood95

    How important is "crafting a narrative"?

    --Begin rant/confession/vent-- Honestly, this frightens me a bit. At least on SDN, it seems that in addition to "checking all the boxes" (or whatever you want to call it), in order to be a stellar applicant, you must also have this "narrative" -- beautifully crafted in such a fanciful way that...
  19. F

    Personal Statement Readers

    Hi all, Would any experienced individuals be willing to critique my personal statement? Thank you.
  20. C

    Anybody willing to read my personal statement?

    I'm on draft 2 and need some fresh perspectives.
  21. P

    Personal Statement Question

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  22. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Write a Med School Personal Statement that Captures Your Best Qualities

    This is the third post in our series on applying to med school in the most efficient and timely manner. You’ve got six months to make this happen. Make sure you do it right by following the tips in Med School Action Plan: 6 Steps for the 6 Months Before You Apply. In preparing to write your...
  23. LindaAccepted

    Medical 5 Things to Avoid in Your Med School Personal Statement

    We spend a lot of time discussing all the steps you should take and all the things you can do to boost your competitiveness and increase your chances of acceptance to medical school. But there are also a lot of things you should NOT do that will improve your odds of success. Below are 5...
  24. N

    Advertisement Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose Editing

    Hi guys! I have a discount for editing of a personal statement - SOPW20 at How to make your SoP for PhD application shine. Though I'd share it with you and it will be helpful for you ass well! Best of luck! ;)
  25. Follow your dreams

    Help with personal statement need help please.

    So I am currently applying for my Masters program in Anatomy. The reason I am going that route is because I need to boost my science GPA. Is it wise for me to include that bit of information in my personal statement?
  26. Follow your dreams

    I really need some advice with my personal statement. Please help

    So I am currently applying for my Masters program in Anatomy. The reason I am going that route is because I need to boost my science GPA. Is it wise for me to include that bit of information in my personal statement?
  27. LindaAccepted

    Medical Writing a Lead That Pops

    How many times have you wandered through a bookstore, opening up a book to read the first few lines only to quickly close it again? How often have you read one of those free samples on your Kindle, only to decide after a paragraph that you’re glad you didn’t buy it? Similarly, how many times...
  28. S

    Personal Statement for Dental School (Help). How I make it more Powerful

    Hi Everyone, I would greatly appreciate if someone could possibly proofread my personal statement I really need someone to look at my errors and recommend me how I can make it stronger personal statement. I can PM you my statement.
  29. P

    PS Help

    Would anyone mind reviewing my PS and giving me comments/edits/suggestions? Any help would be appreciated!
  30. H

    Is a modified Personal Statement okay?

    I got positive feedback on my last personal statement, and the experience is one that I think truly played a very large role in my pursuit of medicine, beyond anything new I have done in my gap year. Instead of scrapping the whole thing and rewriting a new (potentially weaker) one, could I...
  31. turtles43

    HELP! Would anyone read & give PS Feedback?

    I have a draft PS, but I am looking to get some feedback!
  32. T

    Personal Statement

    Hey I am writing my personal statement and was wondering if there is anyone that would be willing to edit it for me and give me feedback. I would really appreciate it.