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Making the Connection with Your Nursing School Personal Statement

By Amber Funderburk + updated on April 16th, 2018

As a nurse, you will need to manage multiple work streams, including both administrative tasks and patient care, as well as organize proper treatment steps and potentially other members of the healthcare team. Therefore, a well-developed nursing personal statement that is logical and polished reflects that you have the right mindset for the profession. Follow [...]

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Writing an Internal Medicine Personal Statement that Stands Out

By Amber Funderburk + updated on April 16th, 2018

Because an IM residency is an essential step towards a career in numerous sub-specialties, IM residency matching is particularly competitive. Therefore, including an internal medicine personal statement in your application package that helps you stand apart from the crowd is especially important. Despite so many applicants with a variety of long-term goals either in IM [...]

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The AMCAS Essay: A Killer Anecdote

By Don Willard + updated on April 9th, 2018

There are a few things to remember about killer anecdotes: 1. If you do not know whether or not you have one, you do not have one. 2. If you have been told that you have one (by someone other than an admissions officer), you still may not have one. 3. If you are sure [...]

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How to Make Your Residency Personal Statement Personal

By Amber Funderburk + updated on April 4th, 2018

When writing your residency personal statement, standing apart from the crowd can be difficult. Because the requirements to become a physician are rigorous (as they should be!), your background will likely be similar to other applicants in numerous ways. The good news is that residency selectors know this – and they want applicants who have [...]

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Specialty-Specific Advice for Writing Your Residency/Fellowship Personal Statement

By Amber Funderburk + updated on April 2nd, 2018

Writing a personal statement tailored to your chosen specialty can give you an edge in the residency matching and fellowship selection process. Even if you are planning to apply to a variety of specialties, using the same personal statement for all of them will leave you with an essay that is too general to capture [...]

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Differences Between a Residency/Fellowship Personal Statement and an Essay for Med School

By Amber Funderburk + updated on April 2nd, 2018

Without a doubt, the most common pitfall that I see when working with residency/fellowship applicants is writing a personal statement that reads like an essay for med school. Although this is completely understandable (med school was probably the last time that you wrote anything like a ‘personal statement’), submitting a med school style essay with [...]

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Do You Want To Fit In Or Stand Out?

By Barbara Dressel + updated on March 29th, 2018

International students add valuable diversity to a university, enriching the experience of other students on campus. Schools with a strong global presence often have a wealth of cultural groups and events, allowing international students an opportunity to share their food, music, and traditions with their classmates. But first you must decide if you want to [...]

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