1. D

    If you're a foreign trained dentist and looking for residency

    Hey guys, interview season's about to come and I guess many of you who're not CODA graduates must be thinking of the same question that I had when I was applying - Does graduating from a foreign dental school mean that it's impossible for me to get into a residency? Hell no! And I'm saying that...
  2. DrH541224

    NEEDED: Personal Statement Review!

    Hello! I was hoping that someone could read my personal statement final draft and give me their most honest critique! I appreciate the help.
  3. N

    Statement of Need from Canada

    Curious about the experience this year since the cap has been removed. The website says it takes 30 working days since application to receive the Statement of Need. Has anyone received it earlier?
  4. O

    General Admissions & OTCAS Personal Statement Question

    I feel silly asking this but should I include my name on the top of my personal statement for OTCAS? Also, should I write "Personal Statement" on it or just leave it without a title? I can't seem to find any formatting information about this paper on the OTCAS website or online anywhere.
  5. dvase813

    Personal Statement Revision Help

    Would any of you be so kind to read my personal statement and tell me what you think? I will work on grammar, however, I would like to see what you think about what I have in it and the direction I went with it. Thank you!
  6. H

    Describe Statements that have stood out to you/why?

    To any ADCOM members, Pre-Med Advisors, Doctors, Med students, etc. who have experience reading personal statements for medical school: think back to specific statements that have stood out to you, either for good or bad reasons. What about those letters made them stand out? What did the writer...
  7. B

    PharmCAS Personal Statement (identifying details)

    So, in the personal statement, I'm wondering whether admission committees would want me to include the identifying details of my experiences. For instance, I worked at CVS pharmacy as a technician for about a year. Would they prefer: "I worked as a pharmacy technician for a year at CVS...
  8. TheOnlinePharmacist

    Personal Statement Review - true emotional story (1 paragraph!!)

    Deleted for anti-plagiarism purposes! Thank you everyone who commented and helped!
  9. D

    Personal Statement - OK to express wanting to return to home state?

    Hi, I'm from a WWAMI state--in other words, no med schools here--and I was just wondering if it is OK in my personal statement to mention wanting to go back to my state in the long run? Drafting my PS I make a point about wanting to help diverse communities other than my own early on in my...
  10. tangmello

    PS Edit Trade?

    Anyone looking to edit their PS too? I'll help edit yours if you help edit mine!
  11. P

    Personal Statement

    Hi everyone, I have gone through a few edits on my personal statement based of some of my advisors/mentors. I was hoping someone might take a look to see if there is anything I could improve on or polish up! I will be happy to read others as well!
  12. 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...
  13. yihaej12

    Soon to be 2nd year dental student and willing to critique PS

    Hey guys, I helped last year editing/reviewing people's personal statements, and I'm back here to do it again! This summer I'll be starting my first quarter as a 2nd year dental student, so I've gotten some more dental school experience under my belt as well as closer relationships with some...
  14. U

    Can someone check my Statement Outline?

    Hi, everyone! I recently wrote my statement and am in the process of editing it, but I wanted to see if my outline included everything that this statement should include. 1) What drew me into dentistry 2) What I have done in my life to prepare me for a career in dentistry (this is the bulk of...
  15. B

    Revised Personal Statement: Suggestions?

    I posted a couple days ago (maybe even a week ago) with Google Doc links to my three personal statements. (Link here: to read what people said before I edited them). Anyway, I've revised them and would like...
  16. ?

    Need help with personal statement review

    Hoping to submit my application tomorrow, but I just need last minute checks to my statement for grammar and flow. If anyone is available I'd reeeeally appreciate it.
  17. J

    Personal Statement Review Please!!

    Hi SDN community, I'm new here and this is my first post. I'm sorry if this post is where it shouldn't be, but I looked everywhere for 'personal statement review' threads, but couldn't find a "main" one. Anyway, this is my personal statement. Helpful and honest criticism would be greatly...
  18. moose786

    Personal Statement - should I say this or not?

    Hey guys. I was wondering if it would be acceptable to mention how I initially wasn't crazy about dentistry (reason being that I knew I wanted to be a doctor, but definitely not medical doctor), and I had chosen it because of similar reasons as mentioned. But then...certain events, shadowing...
  19. H

    Is it bad to say you want the prestige of being a dentist in your ps?

    Dentistry is a respected profession. How would an admissions committe view an appilcant saying they want the prestige that is associated with being a dentist? Thank you
  20. J

    Personal Statement Help

    Hello! Would anyone mind taking a look at my personal statement? I think there might be a thread for this but I'm not sure. Thanks again!
  21. M

    Should I include my own health history in my personal statement?

    Since I was born, I have had severe food allergies (wheat, eggs, nuts, peas, beans, etc.), asthma and scoliosis. This meant that I spent many hours in doctors offices and hospitals growing up and forming relationships with healthcare providers. While they have sometimes seemed like roadblocks...
  22. D

    Copy and Pasting Personal Statement Issues!

    So I am a bit frantic. I have typed my personal statement on Microsoft Word and have attempted to paste it within the personal statement section on PharmCas. However, I lose some ( but not all) of the tabs that are within my paper to separate my paragraphs. When I try to edit my statement on...