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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by bruinkid, Jul 21, 2002.

  1. bruinkid

    bruinkid Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    what is everyone writing when the prompt is tell us anything about yourself that would be helpful for the admissions committees to know?
     
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  3. vyc

    vyc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    is there anything in your application that wasn't touched upon already in your PS?

    i wrote about my study abroad experience.
     
  4. Trek

    Trek Grand Uranium Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm writing about my armed robbery and aggrivated assault convictions. Lawyer f--ked me. --Trek
     
  5. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist 10+ Year Member

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    I'm writing about my secret ticklish spot. Who can guess where it is. Tehehe!
     
  6. lola

    lola Bovine Member 7+ Year Member

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    i'm having trouble with this as well. for dartmouth i was thinking of saying why i really like their school/program but am afraid it would sound like i'm kissing a** even though it's the truth. what do you all think??

    anyway, maybe i'll write about doing a premed program abroad or studying intensive spanish abroad and my desire to use my spanish in a clinical setting. i also was thinking of writing about how i want to do pediatrics or a pediatric specialty. it's just so hard to decide!
     
  7. buglady

    buglady We need more cowbell 10+ Year Member

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    Yeah, lola, I agree, gotta avoid smooching any behinds...seeing that you're a non-traditional/been working in the real world for awhile (like myself) type of applicant, I'd say write something that gives them a better chance to get to know you as a more WHOLE person. I'm trying to avoid at all costs, listing the reasons why I'd make a good doctor, why medicine, blah blah, etc. It just gets so old so quick! Instead, I'm trying to just talk about the little quirky things about myself. Alot of people are going to bore these adcoms, and I'd rather have my app stick out by writing about something that isn't necessarily related to medicine, etc. I think talking about studying abroad would be a good topic!
     
  8. Samoa

    Samoa Physician Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

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    Uh oh! What happens if we ALL talk about studying abroad?:eek:
     
  9. Cydney Foote

    Cydney Foote Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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