Dismiss Notice
Check out the new Application Assistant, where you can calculate your LizzyM score, see how you rank compared to other applicants, and see a list of schools where similar students were accepted.

Personal Statement

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Osteopathic [ DO ]' started by iwillnevergiveup, 05.19.14.

  1. SDN is made possible through member donations, sponsorships, and our volunteers. Learn about SDN's nonprofit mission.
  1. iwillnevergiveup

    iwillnevergiveup 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.12.14
    Messages:
    61
    Do you have to state why DO in your PS?
    Should I save this for the secondary?
     
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. DreamingDoc

    DreamingDoc 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    12.20.13
    Messages:
    116
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Save it for the secondary. A few schools will ask why osteopathic medicine in the prompt.
     
    Indianarn and ToKingdomCome like this.
  4. AlteredScale

    AlteredScale Staff Member SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.10.13
    Messages:
    6,153
    Location:
    KCMO
    Status:
    Medical Student
    From what I have heard, the PS is simply "Why medicine? Why a physician?"

    The secondaries are there for your explanation of why osteopathic medicine.

    Good luck!
     
  5. radian313

    radian313 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    06.26.09
    Messages:
    593
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Unless your unique situations warrants it...go ahead...if not leave it out....if you need to see mine, let me know, I did mention DO quite a bit in mine...
     
  6. csx

    csx 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.08.13
    Messages:
    1,079
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    let me get this straight...(i think i already know the answer)...you answer the why osteopathic medicine in secondaries...then you have to answer it again during your interview? Wouldn't you give literally the exact same answer?
     
  7. wdoc

    wdoc OMS-II 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.28.14
    Messages:
    52
    Status:
    Medical Student
    You can answer it in your PS, you can answer it in your secondaries, and you can answer it in your interview. Or you can just answer it in your secondaries and when they ask you in your interview. In the end, as long as you write a good PS that describes why you want to be a physician, and why you want to do medicine you should be golden. I'm not writing about why D.O. in my PS, and plan to just answer that in my secondaries. It's your decision really.
     
  8. AlteredScale

    AlteredScale Staff Member SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.10.13
    Messages:
    6,153
    Location:
    KCMO
    Status:
    Medical Student

    Not exactly. The secondaries add a dimension to your app. So perhaps the "why DO" might come up again in the interview and they want to make sure that what you say makes sense to what you wrote. I would doubt you would state the exact answer again (in face they'd probably know if it's open file) so just restate it in a different way.
     

About the ads

Share This Page