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Previous personal statement .. bad taste?

rubes08

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So I applied very late last cycle - did not get in. I only submitted my application to one school and managed to get an interview which means they would have read it. Would it be okay to use the same personal statement? Or should I just start from scratch?
 

bio_student95

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When did you apply last cycle? I might also apply a little late so I'd like to know where I would possibly stand.
And if you think you have a solid PS, then I would use the same one. If not, change it up a bit. It would also be helpful to reach out to the school you applied last cycle and ask what you can do to strengthen your application.
 
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rubes08

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I applied beginning of June at MCPHS. I wasn't planning on it but they extended their deadline due to Covid so I figured why not.. however I do think if I'd applied earlier I would've gotten accepted. So I'm going to try to submit much sooner this time
 

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I used to same personal statement when I reapplied. It was obvious my stats were the problem so I just worked on those -- work on improving your weak areas and leave the stronger parts of your application as is unless you're adding a very valuable experience to your PS.
 
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