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4 Tips on How to Write Application Entries and Your Personal Statement

When writing your application entries and personal statement for medical school, residency and fellowship it is important to consider the following: 1) Your application entries and personal statement must complement each other. It is important to consider your entries and personal statement as a whole. 2) Your personal statement should say something new that isn’t…


MEDICAL SCHOOL AND RESIDENCY PERSONAL STATEMENTS: THE IMPORTANCE OF “SECOND OPINIONS”

Would a professional writer ever publish an article without having other sets of eyes review his or her work? Would the New York Times ever allow an author to publish anything without a few editorial reviews? The answer to both of these questions is “of course not.”   Regardless of your writing ability, everyone needs…


MEDICAL SCHOOL & RESIDENCY ADMISSIONS: SHOW, DON’T TELL

Something my clients hear me say throughout the application process, and a common mantra for anyone who works in admissions, is to “show” rather than “tell.” What does this mean, exactly? It means that whether you are writing a personal statement or interviewing, you should show evidence for what you are trying to communicate. For…


TMDSAS 2016 IS OPEN!

If you are applying to medical school through the Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service®* (TMDSAS®), you can submit your application now! What are the major differences between TMDSAS® and The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®)? 1) The TMDSAS® personal statement can be up to 5000 characters (including spaces) whereas the AMCAS® personal…


AACOMAS 2017!

If you are applying to medical school through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service®* (AACOMAS®), you can submit your application soon! What are the major differences between AACOMAS® and The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®)? 1) The AACOMAS® personal statement can be up to 4500 characters (including spaces) whereas the…


AMCAS 2015 IS OPEN!

  If you are applying to medical school via the American Medical Colleges Application Service (AMCAS®), you can now start working on your application now! On June 3rd, the system will open for submissions.  Here are some important factors to consider when submitting an application to The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®).   1)…


Getting Into Medical School: Help For Parents

A version of this article originally appear on the The Student Doctor Network  By Jessica Freedman, MD Founder and President of MedEdits, LLC  Your son or daughter wants to get into medical school. Of course, you want to help, but how? Many parents, including those who are physicians themselves, are overwhelmed by the medical school…


Medical School Personal Statement: A few guidelines to follow

How should you start your medical school personal statement? You hear conflicting advice. Some tell you not to open with a story. Others tell you to always begin with a story. Regardless of the advice you receive, be sure to do three things: 1) Be true to yourself. Everyone will have an opinion regarding what…


AMCAS 2013 Application

The AMCAS 2013 Application opens on May 1st! The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) has officially announced some important dates for 2013: Tuesday, May 1st: 2013 AMCAS Application Opens Tuesday, June 5th: Application Submission Begins Friday, June 29th: Applicant Data Transmitted to Medical Schools AMCAS must verify your application before it can be submitted to medical…


AMCAS Application: What will you write?

As we approach the June opening of the AMCAS application, you may find yourself thinking about what you will write and trying to formulate how you will express why you want to become a physician. Go ahead and start journaling, or jotting, in whatever format suits you. Even several words scribbled on a scrap of…