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Personal Statement - do or die?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by orangeman25, 05.16.14.

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  1. orangeman25

    orangeman25 2+ Year Member

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    I'm writing and editing my personal statement right now. Mine is decent but I have read some that have welled tears into my eyes! With that said, how important is the personal statement? Compared to MCAT, GPA, ECs, LORs, and and interview.
     
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  3. AndyQC

    AndyQC

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    My understanding is that the PS is generally less important than the factors listed above. I think LizzyM mentioned that it was very rare to come across a PS that stands out in a positive or in a negative way. Of course, it probably varies by school and even between individual adcom members, but I don't think it's anything you need to lose a lot of sleep over. Just do your best.
     
  4. DK2014

    DK2014

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    I was asked about my personal statement at every one of my interviews.. so I'd say it is quite important.
     

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