EssayEdge Blog

Different Types of Medical School Essays

By Ryan Hickey + updated on June 15th, 2012

The style – and to some degree content – of your medical school essay will ultimately be based on where you are submitting your application. For most people, this will be through the AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) system. There are, however, some notable exceptions to this widespread standard, including Osteopathic programs (D.O.), the [...]

Read More »

Medical School Personal Statements and Clichés

By Ryan Hickey + updated on June 7th, 2012

Whether it comes from a colleague, adviser, book, the Internet, or another source entirely, the ominous and now ubiquitous warning to avoid clichés in your medical school personal statement has almost become clichéd itself. Unfortunately, it is often stated as a vital piece of advice but without any further explanation, leaving you to wonder, “That [...]

Read More »