Medical School Essays That Made a Difference, 4th Edition

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Stand out from the med school application crowd with an essay that makes a statement.

Gaining admission to a top medical school requires more than "just" a stellar MCAT score and an excellent GPA. You'll also need to nail your personal statement. In this book, you?ll find the help you need to do just that:

   ? 45 real essays written by 39 unique future doctors, along with each applicant?s test scores, GPA, and admissions ...

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Overview

Stand out from the med school application crowd with an essay that makes a statement.

Gaining admission to a top medical school requires more than "just" a stellar MCAT score and an excellent GPA. You'll also need to nail your personal statement. In this book, you’ll find the help you need to do just that:

   • 45 real essays written by 39 unique future doctors, along with each applicant’s test scores, GPA, and admissions profile
   • An overview of med school admissions and financial aid, including a breakdown of the “anatomy” of the application
   • Interviews with admissions officers who have read thousands of application essays

This fourth edition of Medical School Essays that Made a Difference includes application essays from students who enrolled at the following schools:
Baylor College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Georgetown University, School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Medical College of Georgia
Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine
Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York University, NYU School of Medicine
Rush University, Rush Medical College
Temple University, School of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College
Tulane University, School of Medicine
University of California—San Francisco, School of Medicine
University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, Medical School
University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of South Alabama, College of Medicine
University of South Florida, College of Medicine
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
University of Virginia, School of Medicine
University of Wisconsin—Madison, School of Medicine
Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
Yale University, School of Medicine
Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307945273
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Series: Graduate School Admissions Guides Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 425,257
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Following Di

13

A View to Admissions

1512 The Premedical Time

1712 The Notorious GPA

2012 MCAT on a Hot

2112 Invest in Extracurricular Activities 2312 Letters of Recommendation 2412 How

2612 Round #2: S

2912 Th

30

Chapter 2 Getting Persona

3312 Th

3512 An An

3611 Chapter 3 Having Heart:

Guidance, If Needed 4112 The Secrets to Your Success 411

Get to Know Yourself Better

Three Approaches 4312 Road Map t

4412 The Benefits of Peer Pressure 4712 Dos and

4811 Chapter 4 T

4912 Good Grammar

5112 Most

5112

Grammar Chart 5812 Using Punctuat

6012 W

6313 Eliminating Wordiness 6313 Eliminating Fragme

6713 Limiting

6713 Usi

6913 Avoid Clichés Like t

7012 Style

7212 Navigating the M

7312 Excuses, Excuses 7512

7611 Chapter 5 Makin

7712 Making Friends with Money 7912 W

7912 Financial Assistance: Y

8012

8112

8212 A Little Help from the Family 8212 More

8312

8712 Financial Aid Pitfalls 8712 Sm

8811 Chapter

Being a Doctor:

8912 The Me

9112 Patient Care 93

Compensation 8412 Prestige 9512 Tre

9512 A Very

1061

Chapter 7 Q&A with Admissions Officers 10711 Ch

Real Personal Statem

12311 Chapter

Where They Go

251

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