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Main Parts of PS

Discussion in 'Pre-Podiatry Students' started by Certified Corsair, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Hi everyone,

    I am writing my PS and was wondering what the main points should be. I started with a quick story of what got me interested in medicine, then what I did in college briefly, and how it helped me figure out choosing podiatry. Should I explain something more in depth than other things? I didn't plan on mentioning anything grade/MCAT related on it either. Any input helpful.

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  3. Nowehjose


    Mar 23, 2017
    Just experiences and why you chose podiatry...

    -My moms diabetes exposed me early
    -severe foot fetish, just love halitosis of the feet.
    -shadowing thoughts.
  4. Alright thanks! I just wasn't sure if it could be as simple as "experiences leading to choice of podiatry"
  5. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt 2+ Year Member

    May 6, 2015
    My PS started off how I got interested in medicine, and then became more focused on how I made my way to podiatry. That's a good template
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  6. That's good to know! I had no clue if I was writing in the right direction and wanted to clarify before I make one fully.
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  7. blond.vagabond

    blond.vagabond Maximum Efficiency

    Aug 20, 2016
    My PS was heavy on how Appalachia (where I am from) is underserved and its epidemics with health, as well as how important medicine and legislation is concerning where we are politically. Very little was actually wrote about myself, which I realize is unorthodox,
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  8. Scrubingfloors4Scrubs


    Sep 7, 2016
    My essay had barely anything that could be found on my application. I told a story of how my background has influenced what characteristics I excel in and how these traits could be used in practice.

    So you're exactly on track! Show them your relate-ability and empathy!

    Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile
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  9. Weirdy


    Mar 2, 2016
    What Scrubing said.

    What makes you, you?

    If it was already stated or seen in my resume/transcripts then I left it out.

    Your PS is your back story and conviction.
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  10. Just finished a very rough draft of my PS. Would anyone be willing to give it a read to see if I am at least on the right path?? Any criticism is accepted. You can hack it to pieces if you take pleasure in that as well. I was never going to make money being a writer that's for sure.:rofl:
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  11. Weirdy


    Mar 2, 2016
    I'm down.

    There's an insufferable pissing contest downstairs from a lot of well-to do pre-healthcare field undergrads.

    Literally just sitting in my room surfing the web.

    Send it.
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  12. burritodoc


    Mar 7, 2016
    Oh me too! Send it to my inbox :)
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  13. SLCpod

    SLCpod Staff Member Moderator 5+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2011
    The West
    You can send it to me if you need additional feedback.
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  14. dr.phoot


    Mar 5, 2016
    Be on the look out for mine as well. Thanks.
  15. Would anyone like to give me feedback on my personal statement
  16. Podstar

    Podstar SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor Classifieds Approved

    Mar 2, 2017
  17. SLCpod

    SLCpod Staff Member Moderator 5+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2011
    The West
    Send it over. I have a few that I still need to read so I will probably get back to you Monday or Tuesday.

    *Threads merged to keep the PS topic in one place*
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  18. Maybe the pre-pod forums should have a sticky at the top for personal statements
  19. PashaOdesit

    PashaOdesit Nobel Prize Recipient Gold Donor Classifieds Approved

    Feb 4, 2017
    Siberia State
    Anyone cam read mine?

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