Medical School Admissions Essay

The Pre-Med Podcast show

Summary: Episode 29: Harvard advice on the medical school personal statement. 6 Don'ts & 6 Do's Personal Essay Help 6 Don'ts of Writing Personal Essays: Don't be generic. Don't use personal medical experiences. Don't be vague. Don't write more than one page. Don't use flowery language. Don't use quotations. 6 Do's of Writing Personal Essays: Do start early, say during the winter before your application cycle. Do make an outline. Do show, don't tell. Do start with a zinger and end with a clencher. Do be proud. Do address severe deficiencies in the essay. (learn how to do this yourself here)