Date of publication: 2017-07-08 18:11
Of course, I don 8767 t know the full impact of the statement on my application. (For more info on the personal statement, refer to the AAMC 8767 s AMCAS Essays webpage.) Still, I thought that I would post it online in case you find it helpful:
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Just as the patient in Room 79 helped me realize how much I, as a doctor, can contribute to geriatric medicine, my experience studying in the United States showed me how much I, as a person, can contribute to the health care system of my native country. Growing up in Thailand, I experienced an underdeveloped health care system in which the poorest and weakest members of society often receive inadequate or non-existent care. Even elders with caring families often lack the resources to secure the medical attention they deserve. Conventional wisdom in Thailand holds that growing older logically entails becoming forgetful and frail, and the elderly are among the most medically underserved populations in the country.
5. Don’t be afraid of the editing process. Be sure to write more than one draft. Ask additional people to review and make edits to your essay. Having others read your essay will help you gain new perspectives on your writing and refine the story you want to tell admissions committees.
Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minnesota where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then.
I also chose the device of "Room 79" to protect the identity of your patient. Another possible technique would be to write, "Ms. X," or to make up a generic name like "Helen" or "Emily." The choice is yours. Typically, I have noticed that applicants prefer to show that they have maintained patient confidentiality since this is a hallmark of the medical profession.
As we talked, he realized the story he wanted to tell was already in his essay. Its mention, however, was so fleeting that he hadn 8767 t even given it a sentence: “ one of my first calls working a cardiac arrest was a close friend’s mother.”
If your essay does its job, the reader will feel that he or she knows you and understands the special strengths that will make you an excellent physician someone who deserves a closer look by the admission committee.