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As a premedical advisor for the past 25 years and as a medical school admission consultant, I have read thousands of personal statements. At Johns Hopkins and Goucher, where I directed the post-baccalaureate premedical programs, I read countless essays written … Continue reading

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Post-baccalaureate premedical programs require one central essay as a primary component of the application process. (Some programs also require one or two short essays on more targeted topics than the “big” essay.) The central application essay usually gives some broad … Continue reading

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There are several written parts to the medical school application but the central component—and the one in which applicants have the most open space to convey their past experiences and future goals—is the personal statement. In the AMCAS application the … Continue reading

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There are several written parts to the medical school application (the personal statement, activity descriptions, and secondary application essays) but the central component—and the one in which you have the most open space to convey your past experiences and future … Continue reading

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