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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: Gaining Distance When You Are in a Hurry

By Don Willard + updated on April 11th, 2018

As we all know, good writing is actually rewriting. And the best time to rewrite something is not right after you have written it. You have to gain some distance from it. If you can set your AMCAS rough draft aside for a week, that is ideal. Two weeks would be even better. But what [...]

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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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What To Do If You Don’t Have Shadowing Experience

By Amber Funderburk + updated on April 6th, 2018

Shadowing a dentist is an important step in the dental application process, but dental school admissions officers understand that someone without shadowing experience can still be a great candidate with strong potential to excel in their program. Due to financial, family or travel limitations, gaining shadowing experience isn’t realistic for every dental school applicant. However, [...]

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The AMCAS Essay: Using Your Resume

By Don Willard + updated on April 6th, 2018

Sometimes, advice with the very best of intentions can mislead you. Such is the case when it comes to AMCAS essays. Almost all candidates for medical school have received this advice: Your AMCAS statement should not be a text version of your resume. Well, of course not. But this advice is widely misunderstood, apart from [...]

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Mistakes to Avoid in Your Dental School Personal Statement

By Amber Funderburk + updated on April 6th, 2018

Although no personal statement is ever perfect, whether the errors fall into the category of minor stumbles or major pitfalls can make a difference in your ability to secure a spot in a dental school program. Here’s a list of the top mistakes to avoid in writing your dental school essays. 1. Not planning ahead [...]

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