“Shouldn’t I just try to figure out “what they want to hear,” and give them that?”
Please don’t. It can be the death knell for your med school acceptance.
Obsessing about “what they want to hear” is the quickest way for you to make yourself sound exactly like every other applicant out there, and it usually leaves out the most interesting, specific things about you.
You’re much better off using the personal essay space to create a highly personal, powerful, extremely well-reasoned argument in your own behalf. To find out exactly what I mean by that, visit my Personal Statement Hacks page now.
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“I had a 3.8 GPA in an extremely difficult University of Chicago STEM major, excellent MCAT scores, and I nearly made it onto the US Olympic Volleyball team. I got my application in early as my pre-med advisor kept insisting, and then waited for the acceptances to roll in. When I didn’t get in anywhere, I was stunned. When Jeannie helped me apply (my second time around), she helped me figure out important things to include that I had completely left out the first time. I got into my first choice med school with Jeannie’s help, and I was thrilled beyond belief. Jeannie Burlowski is the best investment I made in four years of undergrad.?
J.K., M.D. Minnesota
Note: Because application advisors cannot control a student’s grades, MCAT scores, the amount and quality of volunteer experience, or how thoroughly students follow the advice offered on these pages, please understand that we cannot guarantee any individual’s acceptance to medical school.