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secondary essays: beating a dead horse?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by rachmoninov3, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. rachmoninov3

    rachmoninov3 Senior Member
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    Anyone feel like writing their secondaries is just repackaging parts of their AMCAS personal statement?

    "how did the environment in which you grew up effect your desire to become a physician?"

    For me, it's a disease that dominated my childhood and was miraculously 'cured' at age sixteen. From a childhood with a chronic disease, I have learned a lot about what it's like to be a patient, and have a greater empathy for my own patients (as a CNA/EMT) because of it.

    All part of the personal statement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. QuantumMechanic

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    I agree, but I think they just want to make you go crazy so that they know you really want to go to their school.
     
  3. g3pro

    g3pro Dr. Mogley
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    Have you thought about nursing school? You might be a good fit with the CNA training! Patient empathy is key for nurses. :thumbup:
     
  4. Severus

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    If you're looking for something different apply to Boston University... I decided not to apply solely because of the annoying optional (which actually means manditory) essay.
     
  6. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!!
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    this gets me kinda hot.
     
  7. Severus

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    Beastiality meets BDSM? :confused:


    That's gotta be a niche market.
     
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    Yeah, this horse has been beaten so much it makes me sad but what makes me even sadder is that it's true. The deal is that the secondaries are pretty much like a fundraiser, and they can't tell you to hand them 75 bucks for an empty application. You have to submit something. For example, Hopkins asks how I chose my undergrad institution. Does it really matter? no, they just want to have a secondary that's unique and not empty.
     
  10. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist
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    That would have been an interesting essay for me.

    Although, more schools should just hop on the "give us your credit card number and tell us your mother's maiden name" bandwagon...
     

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