Let’s say you’re far along in your personal statement and you’re wondering how you can really drive your motivation to medicine/dentistry home and bring your audience to tears and a overwhelming round of applause.
A boring recap of the essay won’t do, so what will do the job?
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There’s a classic dilemma bouncing around inside the head of every personal statement writer: Should the focus of my essay be my past accomplishments, or my future goals.
Most writers end up choosing to fill their personal statements with their past accomplishments because the thought is: “My future hasn’t happened Continue reading
Here’s a common personal statement writing mistake I see all the time:
“I volunteered at a clinic in Central America and helped administer medical services to underserved local people. It helped to instill a love for service and medicine in me.”
What’s the problem here? This sentence is all “tell” Continue reading
I like to tell all premeds, pre-dents and other graduate school applicants about the four personal statement pitfalls I’ve seen hundreds of students trip and fall into, head first.
It’s so easy to fall into these pitfalls because several of them actually seem like solid, sound techniques for essay writing Continue reading
Here’s the scenario: You have the personal statement prompt open in one window on your computer and a blank text document open in another window. The cursor flashes at you over and over again for about 15 minutes while you tap your fingers on your keyboard without actually hitting any Continue reading
If you’re stuck on your medical school personal statement, don’t stress and don’t fret because there are lots of easy ways to get unstuck. Getting stuck can happens in many ways: