Med School, Residency and Fellowship Essay Tips

There are three steps to creating a winning med school, residency, or fellowship application essay or personal statement:

  1. Choose compelling essay topics, ones that will answer the essay question, if there is one, and provide the most room for you to highlight your best qualities and experiences;
  2. Compose the essay, transforming all your thoughts and ideas into words; and
  3. Embark on the editing and proofreading stage in which you'll clarify and clean up your writing so that it sparkles.

The resources below provide practical tips on each of these critical steps:

Writing Your Essays

  1. Essays that Stick, an on-demand webinar.
  2. From Example to Exemplary, a special report.
  3. 7 Signs an Experience Belongs in Your Application Essay, a video.
  4. Ten Tips to Get You Through the Application Season
  5. How to Get Started on Your Personal Statement with One Easy Technique
  6. 6 Tips for Getting Started on Your Application Essays
  7. The Miraculous 15-Minute ROUGH, ROUGH Draft
  8. First Drafts of Personal Statements: Let Yourself Go
  9. Writing a Catchy Opening Line
  10. Writing A Lead That Pops
  11. What Should I Write About? Making a Difference
  12. 5 Reasons Why Med Applicants Should Volunteer
  13. 4 Ways to Show How You’ll Contribute in the Future
  14. Athletic Appeal in Admissions
  15. The Common Thread
  16. Where’s the Poetry? The Secret Ingredient in Your Graduate Application Essays
  17. What is Passion in Admissions?
  18. How Personal is Too Personal
  19. 4 Application Strategy Tips: Stand Out AND Fit In
  20. 3 Tips for Showing Strengths in Your Application Essays
  21. Five Keys to Concreteness
  22. Why Use an Admissions Consultant?

Editing Your Essays

  1. 5 Fatal Flaws, a special report.
  2. Yikes! My Essay is Too Long
  3. How to Manage Word Limits and Deadlines
  4. Scale Back on Clichés
  5. Metaphors in Your Personal Statement or Application Essay
  6. Writing Techniques From a Pro
  7. Write Positive for Power and Clarity in Your Writing
  8. Generic-Itis Prevention
  9. A Six-Item Checklist before Hitting “Submit”
  10. Resilience: Moving On

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