writing

  1. Dr.LivingstoneIpresume?

    UMD Pre-Med Blog (Writers and Readers Wanted!)

    Hi everyone! The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) at the University of Maryland has started a blog for pre-med students! The blog consists of various topics of interests to pre-meds like medical news, famous doctor bios, medicine in film, and many interesting opinion pieces. The...
  2. C

    Personal Statement Help

    Will someone please help me with my personal statement. I am so so bad at writing these, and have no clue how to start it/ what to say in it. It would mean so much to me.
  3. U

    Has anyone used primary/secondary application screening services? Opinions?

    I'm doing late-May MCAT with pre-verified primary application for late-June submission, so in between I will be focusing entirely on (initially) putting final touches on primary essay/application and writing many secondaries. I have a 3.88 sGPA and good range of ECs, so there is a real...
  4. T

    Humanities Credits

    I'm a BME major and, for schools requiring humanities credits, would I be able to take these my senior year after medical schools have accepted me? I.e. Johns Hopkins requires 24 humanities credits, Vandy 2 english classes, etc.
  5. W

    Advertisement Personal Statements are Hard. I Help You Find Your Voice.

    Hello SDN, this is my first post here, though I've been lurking for some time. Personal statements are hard because it's extremely difficult to capture your personality in words. Even if you have a great idea, or a fascinating experience, or a unique background, your essay will still look like...
  6. S

    Doctoral Program Interviews with Writing Component?

    I was recently invited to Pacific University's PsyD interviews and I've decided to go. I know that many people here have negative views of the school, but attending is convenient for me and I feel like it will give me good interview practice, if nothing else. However, I was surprised by the...
  7. L

    Writing in pharmacy school

    I’m currently writing a paper for an English class I’m in and am having a hard time finding answers to these questions; What types of writing have you done for pharmacy school? How have previous college courses prepared you for writing in your major? Have there been any unexpected writing...
  8. Franzliszt1

    Writing more =/= better (secondaries)

    Dear SDN, Hope you are all doing well. How do adcoms feel about secondary applicants who haven't maxed the character limit. My intuition is that more does not always equal better...
  9. W

    Alternative Medical Career: Medical Writer/Director

    Medical communications is a burgeoning industry with a high market demand for highly-skilled and experienced individuals to fill medical science leadership positions in various arenas (e.g., private communications groups, pharmaceutical companies, ad agencies, etc.). This fast-paced, exciting...
  10. W

    Alternative Medical Career: Open Position for Medical Writer/Director

    Medical communications is a burgeoning industry with a high market demand for highly-skilled and experienced individuals to fill medical science leadership positions in various arenas (e.g., private communications groups, pharmaceutical companies, ad agencies, etc.). This fast-paced, exciting...
  11. B

    Write Less, Say More

    Most people receive too many emails. Don’t add to the noise. Here's how to improve your correspondence. Write Less, Say More
  12. Flying Penguin

    Vent

    Neurotic premed vent. I'm taking an upper level writing class with a very rough grading scale: >95% = A. The professor grades pretty harshly too, average = 85%. Does not round up grades either. My final grade comes to be 94.8% = A-. :rolleyes: Ugh. Losing my 4.0 over it. Pretty proud of the...
  13. T

    english requirement?

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  14. T

    Looking for students and residents to write practice USMLE/COMLEX questions

    Are looking for an opportunity to apply your medical education outside of a clinical setting while you’re still in training? Whenever you can make the time? With flexible weekly/monthly time commitments? From the comfort of your own home? Well, here is your opportunity to work for one of the...
  15. Babbitt4MVP

    What do admissions staff think of catchy essay hooks?

    Especially on shorter secondaries. Do you guys like them? Or do you often end up rolling your eyes at them? I sort of just want to get straight to the point with my secondaries, but I get that may not be super engaging or enjoyable to read.
  16. S

    Accepted. Cold Feet. Torn between two career paths.

    Basic question: If there was a 50/50 chance of being a successful screenwriter (my passion) or being a doctor (I'm interested in it, but not as passionate as I am with writing), what should I do? Tough love appreciated. Now for the details: I got accepted into medical school last year and...
  17. jarjar16

    MD Best Residency Personal Statement Writing and Editing Services?

    Wanted opinions and a poll that were more up to date (2017) Writing a unique personal statement is one of the milestones toward getting a match. This task can be specially challenging for IMGs who might not have a great English language skills or even if they have they may still don't know...
  18. 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...
  19. Flying Penguin

    Improving Writing

    I'm not a native English speaker (have been using English for eight years though), and it is frustrating that it is not what I do that matter, but how I write about what I do on my app. My writing style is blunt and to the point -- I don't feel like I can add any amazing spin to my work to make...
  20. N

    Science Writing as BCPM?

    My biology department has an upper level class called Science Writing for the Public. Would this class count towards my sGPA since its in the bio department?
  21. L

    Writing a LOR Template??

    I recently asked one of my professors if he would be willing to write my a strong letter of recommendation, and he agreed, but replied asking me to send him a template that he can edit. He's a very busy man, so I understand why he might not have the time to sit down and write up an entire LOR...
  22. D

    JC Finding - hand writing on prescription medication pill bottle

    Good morning everyone, we have TJC here surveying us. we have a special program where an interdisciplinary team goes into the pts home for their primary care. The NP is the primary prescriber/provider and can fill mediplanners, provide medication education, etc. This patient is cognitively...
  23. T

    USMLE Practice Question Writers Wanted

    Are looking for an opportunity to apply your medical education outside of a clinical setting while you’re still in training? Whenever you can make the time? With flexible weekly/monthly time commitments? From the comfort of your own home? Well, here is your opportunity to work for one of the...
  24. N

    Give up or keep going, and where to apply?

    Apologies for what looks like double-posting but it's two separate issues. I'm in my last semester of post-bacc classes and have my MCAT scheduled and am all set to apply and am not sure I will be thrilled with months and months of absolute silence that follows, so I'm just going to list pros...
  25. O

    Program-Specific Info / Q's Pacific University Interview Writing Sample

    I have an interview Feb 4th for Pacific and I was hoping to find out what exactly the writing sample entails/what to expect from the interview from those that have perhaps gone through the process at Pacific? Very much appreciated!
  26. B

    Analytical Writing: GRE?

    I'm wondering how my writing for the GRE is. I've been practicing, reading sample essays, and trying to work at it. But I'm not sure how it's going... Here is an ISSUE prompt: “People who work in the arts and humanities should earn less than those who work in the sciences and economics because...
  27. CalendarJ

    Writing Tips!

    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...
  28. 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...
  29. Shawna-Kaye Lester

    FREE Personal Statement workbook

    Hi, I’m Shawna-Kaye Lester. My writing coaching services help you put together a memorable essay, so you can impress admissions, attend your dream school, and go create the life and legacy you want. My free workbook helps you to stop procrastinating and write a personal statment that stands...
  30. P

    Paid derm research

    I'm looking for a pre-medical student, medical student or resident with writing/publishing experience interested in making pocket money for help researching and/or writing articles about 10 pages in length. We are looking to debunk myths about the skin and skin care products. We seek to...
  31. K

    Some Important Modes through which Students Tackle the Exam Stress

    Exams? Full of stress or anxiety! As we are well aware of this bitter fact that most of the students compromise their social and personal activities in their exams day, which ultimately affect their health in a pessimistic manner.It is very imperative from the scholar’s prospect to consider...
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    Practice USMLE Question Writers Wanted

    Are looking for an opportunity to apply your medical education outside of a clinical setting while you’re still in training? Whenever you can make the time? With flexible weekly/monthly time commitments? From the comfort of your own home? Well, here is your opportunity to work for one of the...
  33. C

    Examples of Dermatoses in Art

    Hey all you dermatologists, I am aware that this is not an art history forum, and that discussion on sdn is usually very medically-grounded, but I was curious if anyone was aware of examples of cutaneous conditions and dermatoses in famous art work in the past. Since skin is our most apparent...
  34. Romano Scientific

    Submit the Perfect Personal Statement with Romano Scientific’s Writing Services

    Unsure of what should be included in a personal statement? Or need someone to proofread your writing for grammar, sentence structure or overall effectiveness? Romano Scientific’s Writing Services can help you get started with your personal statement or help you revise your current draft for...
  35. W

    Writing Sample Pacific Oregon

    Anyone have any information on the writing sample at Pacific University, Oregon? Or if they ask any non standard interview questions?
  36. D

    Pen Pal Program For Medical Students!

    Hello Everyone! So several months back, a group of students from different medical schools throughout the US got together to form a small network of pen pals. We would write to one another and share our experiences throughout the year. The original few of us began spreading the word to our...
  37. M

    Med School Blogs!

    Hi all! So I don't know if a posting like this is even allowed, but I'll give it a shot. I love writing (big into journalism). and other than the great resource of SDN, I feel like lots of people are still dumbfounded by medical school admissions, pre med life, careers, realities v. expectation...
  38. G

    PCAT Score & Writing Help!

    I just wrote my pcat and my scores are: VA 63 Bio 95 Chem 91 RC 64 QA 98 Composite: 94 I am happy with my scores (obviously not thrilled with VA and RC) but very concerned about my essay. It was terrible in my opinion. I didn't really know what I was writing about. Is it common that people get...