My PS is bad and I’m feeling overwhelmed about it. I


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Jan 19, 2017
I don’t need more readers at this point. I had 4 people read it (2 friends, 2 people on reddit), and the consensus was that it needs a lot of work. I don’t reflect enough, the narrative style is off or non-existent, I don’t really convince anyone why I should be a doctor/justify why medicine is the only career for me. Those sound like the perfect criticisms, because they are, but figuring out how to fix it is stressful.

To make matters worse, I’m applying to MD/PhD programs, and I feel those essays are even worse and less convincing.

I’m not sure what I’m looking for here, I just feel extremely low about it. Right now, everything feels overwhelming and beyond my control. I was an English minor, which I thought would save me, but actually academic analysis and PS writing are very different in terms of structure. But it still just makes me feel bad, because I “should” be able to do this successfully.

AND on top of that, I have a LOR writer who wants to read my essays ASAP, so it’s even more mortifying that my weak-butt essays are gonna be read by my PI.
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