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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by justin_od, Jul 13, 2001.

  1. justin_od

    justin_od Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2001
    your practice vision essay? I have a draft of it, and I kind of wrote it like a big anectdote, i.e. I describe myself leaving my private practice and going home to my wife and two children..........u think that i the way to approach it....any advice would be greatly appreciated.thanks
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  3. TwoSteveSquared

    TwoSteveSquared Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Anectdotes are great that's how I did my personal statement :) Just make sure all essays are personal. Portray yourself as you see yourself. Be proud in your essays.
  4. 12R34Y

    12R34Y 10+ Year Member

    Apr 5, 2000
    I talked about where I thought the practice of medicine would be in 10 years and what I would like to be involved in also as a physician.

    I think this is very open-ended and there is no right or wrong

  5. Smoke This

    Smoke This Sweet cuppin' cakes! 10+ Year Member

    I said a few things about my motivations for practicing medicine and indicated how medicine would fulfill my desires as far as intellectual stimulation, doing meaningful work, etc. are concerned. I then talked pretty generally about how I imagined my practice--group, specializing, etc. I was pretty vague and didn't specify one certain specialty because (1)there's no guarantee I'll match, or even get into med school at all (2)my interests may change after rotations, so it's probably naive to say that you already know what you want to do and (3)my advisor told me not to seem set on a particular specialty because in his estimation, it reflects poorly on your open-mindedness or something. I didn't take this essay very seriously. In hindsight, I probably should have gone into more depth about my life and practice. Oh, well. I finished by quoting Yogi Berra, so how bad can it be, right? :)
  6. Dylann FMD

    Dylann FMD Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    I started by quoting Buddha, so we were kinda thinking the same thing!

    Yeah, really, I didn't take this one too seriously. I mainly described what I thought life could be like, but really emphasized that ten years is a long time and I can't really accurately predict the future. I talked more about what I would like internally rather than my external specifics (meaning specialty, location, etc).
  7. USeF

    USeF sunny L.A. 10+ Year Member

    It's good to see everyone's unique take on this. There were alot of activities and experience I didn't get to mention in my PS that I wanted to express. I used the Vision to show how they will lead to my future.
    ie. a SG Senator, I interact with students from every college. This allows me to appreciate the diversity of people's interests, an important requisite for public health.. [I'm applying MD/MPH to some schools]

    So all that stuff (if there were any for you) that you didn't get to mention or had to cut out of the PS, change it up and put it in your vision. ;)

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