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what is the topic of the personal statement?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by batista_123, May 14, 2008.

  1. batista_123

    batista_123 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    i have 2 questions
    1. the personal statement that is due june 1st, what is its topic? is it just "tell us why you want to become a doctor?"

    2. is 2 weeks enough to write it?

    thank you
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  3. bioteach

    bioteach MSIV 7+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    1. Basically, yes.

    2. Depends on how much time you have and how well you write. I took about a month of tinkering on it before I was ready to submit.
  4. BigRedder

    BigRedder Passing Gas 5+ Year Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Yes, the topic is essentially "why do you want to be a doctor", but the trick is using the experiences that shaped your decision to show why you would be a good doctor.

    If you really know why you want to be a doctor, 2 weeks is plenty of time to get something done. However, if you want to get technical, it isn't due June 1st. You should aim to have it done by then, but really anytime in June is good. You want it to be good, so don't rush it. Keep showing it to other people, get their feedback, but don't obsess too much. Get it in before July.
  5. TheRealMD

    TheRealMD "The Mac Guy" 5+ Year Member

    May 23, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    I think it's easier to use the TMDSAS prompt as a springboard for your essay. It just makes you a little more focused when you're starting out.

    "Explain your motivation to seek a career in MEDICINE. Discuss your philosophy of the medical profession and indicate your goals relevant to the profession."

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