It was a little difficult to believe they were all being sincere.” What this means, says Dr.
Wu, is that “premeds should be careful not to over-emphasize a particular disaster or news story as their reason for applying to medical school.
Do not use this precious space simply to reiterate accomplishments that the committee can learn about from the rest of your portfolio.
Use it instead to capture the attention of the readers and convince them that you have meaningful personal motivations for a career in medicine and have pursued your interest in a way that has prepared you for its challenges.” Dr.
“Unless you can devote a significant amount of time to completing applications, you are well served by limiting your applications to 10 to 15 schools.
Less than that, and you risk not being accepted anywhere.
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“In a typical year on the committee at Dartmouth I would personally read about 200 essays,” Dr. “They are the most time consuming part of the application to evaluate.
Poorly written and edited essays are a drag to muddle through.” Dr.