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"Other" essays

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by IlyaR, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. IlyaR

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    So far I've been owning up to my lackluster beginnings in undergrad, and writing about my reinvention over the past few years. If there is space, I also add what I've been doing this summer (observership with A LOT of patient interaction: I interview, do physical exams, present to attendings, etc)

    I feel like its better to be upfront about it than have an elephant in the room

    Gonnif was a big help with this when I was discussing my greatest obstacle essay, but want to see how it fits into "others"
    Thoughts on taking this approach?
     
  2. IlyaR

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    Also, would bringing up stats in this type of essay be a bit gauche? I don't want to patronize any ADCOMs since the numbers are on the primary, but just highlight them
     
  3. beeboops

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    Eh, I don't think bringing up exact numbers would be good. It throws the focus on the numbers rather than on your reinvention.
     

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