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Personal Statement - do or die?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by orangeman25, May 16, 2014.

  1. orangeman25

    orangeman25 2+ Year Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    somewhere down south
    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


    Mar 14, 2014
    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 2+ Year Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    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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