Personal Statement

Tips on Writing an Effective Personal Statement: Have I got the M.E.A.L. Ticket for You?

You have spent years completing challenging courses prerequisites, volunteering countless hours, and gaining experiences in your desired field of study. Yet, the only thing between you and submitting your admissions application is THE personal statement. Regardless of your health profession of choice, medicine, dentistry, PA, OT, PT, nursing, or veterinary medicine, every health profession’s admissions …

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The Medical School Application Personal Statement

Many science-focused premedical students don’t relish the thought of writing, especially about themselves. However, the personal statement is your chance to let the committee get to know you beyond your G.P.A., test scores and list of activities. In this entry, I focus on the basics of the personal statement for allopathic (M.D.) schools. Look out …

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VMCAS Application: Getting Started on the Personal Statement

The deadline for the VMCAS application is October 1; however, you should plan to submit your application as soon as possible. When applicants delay in submitting the VMCAS application, it is typically because they are stuck on the personal statement. So, how do tackle a 5000 character essay intended to convince the committee that they …

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