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What to include in AACOM's Personal Statement?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by DoctorFeelGood, Aug 2, 2000.

  1. DoctorFeelGood

    DoctorFeelGood Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 7, 2000
    W. Bloomfield, MI, USA
    Hello future doctors. I had a quick question: What should I include in AACOM's personal statement? Do I answer the infamous "Why I want to be a doctor?" I had a hard time preparing the essay due to the minimum space provided. Any suggestions for those of you who already finished it? What did you guys put?

    Thanks & Best of Luck!
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  3. ntxawmx

    ntxawmx Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 5, 1999
    [​IMG] Any responses? I'd like to know too.


  4. Jengee

    Jengee Junior Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I too was running into the problem of what to write for the personal statement. I spent so much time writing the "perfect" essay, as I was under the impression that this is what you were supposed to submit for AACOMAS. To my dismay, I found that you can only submit a statment under 350 words! This got me thinking that this essay wasn't as important as our secondaries. PCOM confirmed this by saying that all we need to write for the AACOMAS personal statment is a BRIEF synopsis of "Why osteopathic medicine?". They also said that there is plenty of room to write longer essays on the secondaries. Hearing this really took the stress out of completing the application (although I guess it doesn't REALLY matter how fast I got that app in, huh!). Good luck everyone! [​IMG]

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