First, don't worry TOO much about this essay because you will be writing more when secondaries come. Secondly, if you wrote about your qualities, you can just tweak it so that it is about how all your qualities would make you a great doctor, and you feel that would be fulfilling your potential etc.Originally posted by JKDMed
What is this thing supposed to be about? I have written a good essay about myself and my qualities, but it doesn't really come off as a "why I want to be a doctor" essay. Is it supposed to?
Did you not really directly relate any of it to medicine? I am under the impression they don't really pay much attention to the essay anyways.Originally posted by WannabeDO
I wrote a mini biography, and got secondaries to all of the schools I applied to.
No, I did speak a little about my desire to be a physician, but it was very minimal. I think I talked about an experience where I gave someone the heimlich maneuvre and how that experience affected me. Oh and one paragraph about my experience as a pt. of a DO. The rest was about my life path and how I got to where I was in life.Originally posted by JKDMed
Did you not really directly relate any of it to medicine? I am under the impression they don't really pay much attention to the essay anyways.
Mine too.Mine went into the experiences that I had that led me to medicine, and why I wanted to be a doctor. A small paragraph was why I wanted to be DO.
I Agree. I finished my AMCAS application first so I just revised the essay (i.e. shortened it) to fit AACOMAS.On a side note, I thought they gave us way too little room to write the essay (about only 3,000 or so characters). AMCAS allows 5,300 characters so it allows you to talk more. I basically revised my AMCAS essay to be a shorter version and included DO talk in it.