personal essay

  1. PsychSupreme

    PhD/PsyD For the love all things good and pure, can someone please review my personal statement?

    I'm spiraling. I've written a half dozen or more versions of my personal statement and sent them off to all of my trusted mentors and confidants and I continue to get mixed, contradictory feedback. I've finally narrowed it down to two versions but my feedback is literally split 50/50...
  2. W

    Personal Statement: Family Mental Illness

    I am currently trying to craft a personal statement for med school/SMP and have been struggling to find which "seed" to use and expanding on it. I was wondering if it is a big red flag to write about a parent's mental health issues and how that affected me to go into medicine. How would the...
  3. D

    2027 Personal Statement Readers

    Someone over in the VMCAS Questions and Rants thread recently posted that there hadn't been a Personal Statement Readers thread created for this current application cycle yet, so I figured that I'd go ahead and do that while it's on my mind. Since VMCAS now opens up in January, that means...
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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...
  5. Z

    Is there anyway to make Mental illness work in a personal statement???

    I know it already that discussing mental illness of any kind you have is a huge red flag to adcoms that pretty much equals to automatic rejection as they see you as a liability and even a danger or maybe even a pathetic excuse. (which is messed up, but that's just the harsh reality of med school...
  6. M

    What are some of the worst "why do you want to be a doctor/why med school" answers?

    I've been spending the last few weeks really thinking about how to craft my narrative, really thinking about why I want to be a doctor, why I want to pursue the specialization I want to, etc., and it got me curious as to what are some of the "wrong" answers one could give in a PS or an...
  7. WhiteBoard1111

    Need Review Personal Essay

    Hi guys, So I just finished my essay after changing it a million times. Will someone please take the time to review it and maybe give me some feed-back? English is my second language so please be as honest as possible. The focus of this essay was Post Soviet health care and US healthcare. The...
  8. R

    Personal Statement

    Hi all, I just finished writing my personal statement, this is the last thing I have to do before I can submit my application, if you can give me some feedback or anything on it, please message me!
  9. D

    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...
  10. J

    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...
  11. B

    AADSAS FAP 14 days to apply?

    In an unexpected turn of events, I have decided to apply this cycle and I received the fee assistance from AADSAS. I work full time as an assistant and have everything ready to go except my DAT, my personal statement, and disadvantaged statement. My DAT is in two weeks and I have my personal...
  12. D

    dental school selection/ personal statement help

    -Hi so I'm applying to dental school this cycle I got a 23 AA, graduated from UTSA with a 3.52, have done around 100 hrs shadowing, and just got a job as an RDA I need help on a couple of things and would really appreciate some help So 1st off, can someone please look over my personal...
  13. D

    Can Someone Please Proofread my Personal Statement?

    Hello All! I have already made all my friends, family, and their significant others read my personal statement, but I need someone with a science and/or strong grammatical background to look through it too. Is there anyone willing to proofread my personal statement? Please let me know and I...
  14. W

    Personal Essay Examples ?

    Are there any individuals out there who would be willing to share their personal essays. There mindset when writing the essay. How they decide which events in life they felt was significant enough to be worthy of mentioning, writing style, fitting everything in the limited space and making it...
  15. tutorthepeople

    Medical Navigating Personal Statement

    Just about every graduate program requires a personal statement as part of the application. A personal statement can be daunting. Unless you keep a daily journal or diary log (hey, this does not include social media updates), writing a full essay about your life is unexpectedly challenging...
  16. O

    Program-Specific Info / Q's Jefferson College of Health Sciences application

    Hello! I was recently looking at possibly applying to Jefferson College of Health Sciences Master of Science in OT program. One of the requirements for their application is a completion of an essay no more than 1000 words describing your personal story. While I know a personal statement is...
  17. Doctorordietrying

    Show Don't Tell Personal Statement

    I'm struggling to see where I keep telling rather than showing. Aside from family, two readers have told me that my personal statement is not showing enough. I was advised to make my essay warmer and more telling of my character. If anyone wants to read my essay and tell me where I am lacking...
  18. A

    PTCAS Essay

    Hi all! I was wondering if anyone could possibly proofread my PTCAS essay?
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    Personal Statement Feedback Please?

    Hello Everyone, As the title say, I was hoping someone (preferably someone who has done a lot med school essay revisions) to give me some tip/feedback. I went through the PS reader list page and messaged the readers but no reply (I think they probably got bombarded with too many papers). So, I...
  20. leturbinator

    Would you like to read my PS?

    Hi all! I hope everyone is doing dandy. I've hashed out my personal statement and would like some constructive criticism. Any and all help is thoroughly appreciated! Please PM me if interested :) Thank you so much!
  21. D

    Help with Personal Statement

    Hey would someone be willing to look over and help me condense my personal statement? I'm a nontraditional student and I really want to make my personal statement as convincing as possible. I considered hiring a consultant but was told SDN forums are more helpful. I have a very first draft...
  22. D

    Personal Statement Plagarism Question

    So I have begun writing my personal statement, and I have a quick question about plagarism. If I have found a personal statement on the internet, is it considered plagarism to use the format they used in order to construct mine? In other words, I liked how they organized their experiences, so...
  23. B

    Personal Essay Help

    Hello everyone If anyone could help me proofread/give advice on my personal essay I would be very appreciative. I would like some input from someone else's eyes Thank you in advance!
  24. F

    AMCAS app additions after verification

    Can you add experiences and edit your personal essay after you've submitted your app? Are letters of eval the only thing you can add after verification? All of my transcripts are in so I want to start the verification process but I haven't completed my experiences section or finalized my essay...
  25. A

    MD What are my chances with Academic Intergrity and 515 (130/127/130/128), 3.85 cPGA, 3.88 sGPA

    During the fall 2015 of my junior year I wrote a paper for my honors college class (Oxford) explaining my undergraduate research and my plans to publish a thesis over it. The honors college requires every student to publish a thesis before they graduate, and Oxford is a class to help students...
  26. R

    Pharmacy School Personal Statement

    Hey everyone. I am applying to the UMKC School of Pharmacy this fall and I was wondering if anyone had tips on what to include in my personal statement/essay. What are some things that you think must be included in your personal statement/essay?
  27. dentalgoal team

    Advertisement Personal Statement / Secondary Editing

    Dear Pre-Dental Student DentalGoal offers professional essay editing, secondary application editing and interview coaching. We take pride in our work, our customer can attest to the high level of quality and satisfaction they receive from using our service. We offer a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE on...
  28. Alchemical

    Vet School: Personal & Other Essays

    So, this is my second time applying to veterinary programs, but my first time on this site. My applications are almost finished and all I have left is the Personal Essay section as well as some other essays for specific schools. This time around I would like to improve these sections, but I am...
  29. I

    made a mistake on personal statement that i saw after submitting - please help!

    I submitted my personal statement after having written the document in microsoft word. I copied then pasted the document to the AMCAS application, and after re-reading it. I submitted. When I go to look at everything after submission, it deleted my last 4 letters of my personal statement.... and...
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    VMCAS Explanation Statement

    Hello! I was wondering how heavily the explanation statement will be weighed on the VMCAS website. I had significant health issues through my early years at college leading to an open heart surgery and serious post op complications that lasted a year and a half after. After my surgery I went...
  31. binko

    Personal statement: can't narrow it down!

    It seems like there are so many "why medicine" things in my life that I can't narrow it down easily! Interested in the body and health from an early age (have amusing examples of intense specific questions I would ask my dad about how medicines worked on a cellular level) and Jewish values...
  32. S

    Personal Statement Based on Global Health

    Is it a bad idea to base a personal statement for medical school around wanting to work abroad in developing countries for international organizations, as medical school seem to be more inclined to accepting students interested in staying in the US, working in the US and giving back to their...
  33. mikeolik

    Personal Statement - should I include this?

    Hello everyone, I am currently writing my personal letter and would like to know if you guys think these accomplishments are worthy of being present in my application (these are broad topics and they would of course be elaborated on): - Started a business in college with $500.00...
  34. 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...
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    Should I submit my personal statement & application ?

    Hi guys, I know that it only takes a couple of days for processing any other additional applications after you have already been verified. So I submitted my application and personal statement(PS) with only one job shadowing experience to ICO ( probably won't be attending) about a week ago just...
  36. P

    Personal Essay Advice?

    Hi everyone, I'm trying to write out my personal essay and I'm not sure what to write in it... I have a lower gpa (2.7 something), so I know I should incorporate that somehow, but I don't know where to begin or how to even address it? Can anyone give me advice on how to approach the personal...
  37. LindaAccepted

    Medical 3 Essential Components of a Personal Statement

    While listening to a podcast, I started thinking about the essential components of a strong personal statement, statement of purpose, or MBA goals essay. Basically, the adcoms want a map of where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going for the statement of purpose and the goals essay...
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    [Personal Essay - PharmCAS] I am looking for some peer review :)

    [I am new to posting on forums.] I finished my final draft of my PharmCAS personal essay and would like some peer review. How this work? :)
  39. F

    Personal Statement help

    Hi all ! So I'm beginning to get ready to apply to medical school hopefully in the next application cycle. I want to start writing my personal statement. The only issue is that I am discouraged because all the sample personal statements are surrounded by very big (very dramatic) events. It's...
  40. emurree

    PharmCAS Personal Essay Help

    Hello, I'm beginning my personal essay to submit to PharmCAS and was wondering if I would be able to get someone to peer review my work before submission. Any help or advice on this subject would be greatly appreciated!