Main Parts of PS

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

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  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.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Nowehjose

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    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

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    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.
     
  7. blond.vagabond

    blond.vagabond Maximum Efficiency

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Oh me too! Send it to my inbox :)
     
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  13. SLCpod

    SLCpod Staff Member SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

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    You can send it to me if you need additional feedback.
     
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  14. dr.phoot

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    Be on the look out for mine as well. Thanks.
     
  15. mitrieD

    mitrieD 7+ Year Member

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    Would anyone like to give me feedback on my personal statement
     
  16. Podstar

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  17. SLCpod

    SLCpod Staff Member SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

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    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. mitrieD

    mitrieD 7+ Year Member

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    Maybe the pre-pod forums should have a sticky at the top for personal statements
     

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