1. What do you find most helpful? Give us your feedback on the 2019 SDN Member Survey to help further the SDN mission (and win prizes!)
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice

Why Western U?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by SavoirFaire, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. SavoirFaire

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    5
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    I am in the middle of their secondary and they want to know why I chose their school. I think these questions would be better asked in an interview/after an interview because it is not usually until you actually see the school that you know you want to go there. Regardless, I applied to Western mostly for reputation, location, and the fact that I am near their MCAT/GPA averages.

    What are some positive aspects of Western that clearly distinguish it from other programs?
     
  2. help2

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Medical Student
    I'd suggest going on their website and looking around at their programs. Look at their student groups, curriculum, etc. Try to find the things about them that really jump out at you and set them apart from other schools. They have a lot of information online so it shouldn't be too tough- this is what I did for this question.
    Good luck!
     
  3. n3xa

    n3xa "the anchor"
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,078
    Likes Received:
    214
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]


    What did you hear about their reputation?

    There's plenty of information on SDN and on the website. Good luck to you.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    #3 n3xa, Aug 4, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011
  4. Black Adder

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Talk about how you're absolutely in love with the concept of "Interprofessional Education" ...... and they'll just eat it up.
     
  5. TriagePreMed

    TriagePreMed Membership Revoked
    Removed 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Messages:
    6,216
    Likes Received:
    32
    LOL sounds to me like someone wants their essay written for them.
     
  6. SLC

    SLC A Punk rock Country doc
    Physician 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    3,513
    Likes Received:
    3,254
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    How about writing about how they're not ATSU and that's all that matters to you right now. Then throw some crap in there about how you were waitlisted at SOMA and it ruined your life.

    Sorry, just couldn't resist.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  7. DrWily

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,271
    Likes Received:
    4
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Lol :smuggrin:
     
  8. JamesLMT

    JamesLMT Accidentally Accepted
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2009
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Medical Student
    ...Be honest. If you B.S. it will come through in your essay. You must have reason to choose the schools you applied to no? DO NOT reiterate the same stuff on the web, think of how many other students do that. Make a personal connection. Writing 101....
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page