DollarNaDream

2+ Year Member
Dec 25, 2014
42
2
So I've completed my personal statement and it's about half of what the maximum is.. Do you think this will reflect poorly on me? I've pretty much explained what I wanted to get across.
 

Phyline

2+ Year Member
Dec 4, 2014
328
130
NYC
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
4500 characters with spaces is a page. Half a page? How?
 
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engmedpt

5+ Year Member
Mar 31, 2014
600
231
Northeast
Status
Physical Therapy Student
Content over bs. If you can expand without being bs and pandering to things that don't reflect you, then I would expand. Otherwise, oh well. Just don't drop the word passion like 50 times and make sure you know what you're getting into and why you're choosing pt over other healthcare professions. For you.
 

ptisfun2

7+ Year Member
Jan 14, 2013
212
158
Status
DPT / OTD
Content over bs. If you can expand without being bs and pandering to things that don't reflect you, then I would expand. Otherwise, oh well. Just don't drop the word passion like 50 times and make sure you know what you're getting into and why you're choosing pt over other healthcare professions. For you.
Could not agree more. Write what you need to to convey your point. I cannot remember ever looking at the length of a personal statement and thinking, "well that is too short to be an acceptable grad student and PT." If anything I applaud the brevity initially, but the content is what is important.
 

Phyline

2+ Year Member
Dec 4, 2014
328
130
NYC
Status
Pre-Physical Therapy
Haha I still don't get it! Two short paragraphs about a page-long vision sounds very hard to make convincing. You're literally saying "I will do so and so because I love so and so and have so and so qualities...." and you're out of room but you still need to support your stance. I'm sitting at the word limit, and my paragraphs have been stripped to the bare minimum, and I don't like it.
 
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