The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement: Write Your Best Story. Secure Your Interview.

The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement: Write Your Best Story. Secure Your Interview.

by Ryan Gray MD


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The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement helps guide students in crafting their stories for the medical school Admission Committees. It's not only a collection of essays from students who got into top schools, but is a showcase of essays that started badly and were honed to tell great stories. Ryan Gray, MD shares the stories of students who likely didn’t have a shot, but ultimately succeed, in part because of the advice laid out in The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement. They had to fight their way into medical school—and told a great story to do it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683508533
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Series: Premed Playbook Series
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 90,789
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ryan Gray, MD is the expert in helping premed students get into medical school. Through his podcast network, including The Premed Years, he has published over 450 episodes, which have been downloaded over 2 million times. He has been interviewed for numerous sites, including US News & World Report, spoken to premed students at conferences throughout the United States, including the American Medical Student Association’s PremedFest, and written The Premed Playbook Guide to the Medical School Interview. He is a faculty member at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and resides in Superior, CO.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction xiii

Section I The Knowledge 1

Chapter 1 Application Process Overview 3

Chapter 2 Why Your Personal Statement is Important 9

Chapter 3 What Makes a Great Personal Statement 15

Chapter 4 How Your Personal Statement is Reviewed 23

Chapter 5 What to Write About 27

Chapter 6 How to Start Writing Your Personal Statement 39

Chapter 7 Writing About Red Flags, Disabilities, and Other Events 49

Chapter 8 Show, Don't Tell 59

Chapter 9 How to be Unique and Not Clichéd 67

Chapter 10 What to Avoid in Your Personal Statement 75

Chapter 11 Writing for Different Application Services 89

Chapter 12 How to Edit Your Personal Statement 93

Chapter 13 How to Know It's Finally Done 101

Section II Personal Statement Examples Feedback 103

A Note 105

My Personal Statement 107

AK Early Draft 109

AK Final Draft 113

AC First Draft 117

AC Final Draft 121

AS First Draft 125

AS Final Draft 129

AR Early Draft 133

CP First Draft 139

CP Final Draft 143

JD First Draft 147

JD Final Draft 151

MC First Draft 155

MC Final Draft 159

KS Early Draft 163

KS Final Draft 169

JuD First Draft 173

JuD Final Draft 177

TJ First Draft 181

TJ Final Draft 185

JW Final Draft 189

DM Final Draft 193

DB Final Draft 197

KL Final Draft 201

JR Final Draft 205

LR Early Draft 209

NL Final Draft 213

SC Final Draft 217

SR Final Draft 221

VY Final Draft 225

SH Final Draft 229

IC Final Draft 233

CK Final Draft 239

Closing 243

About the Author 245

Resources 247

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