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Medical School Essays That Made a Difference

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ISBN-10: 0375428798

ISBN-13: 9780375428791

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Princeton Review Staff

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Many pre-med students have great MCAT scores and excellent grades—the best way to stand out in a crowd of medical school applicants is to write an exceptional essay! Medical School Essays That Made a Difference,2nd Editionputs you in the admissions officer's seat — inside you'll find real application essays, interviews with admissions pros, and profiles of students who've been through the process and made it through to medical school. This book is an essential guide for anyone navigating the very competitive medical school admissions process. Medical School Essays That Made a Difference,2nd Editionincludes essays submitted to the following schools: Albany Medical College Baylor College of Medicine Boston University, School of Medicine Brown University, Brown Medical School Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons Cornell University, Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical Center Creighton University, School of Medicine Duke University, School of Medicine Eastern Virginia Medical School Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine Emory University, School of Medicine Florida State University, College of Medicine George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences Howard University, College of Medicine Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine Loma Linda University, School of Medicine Louisiana State University, School of Medicine Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Medical School Medical College of Georgia, School of Medicine Medical College of Wisconsin Medical University of South Carolina Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine New York University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York University, NYU School of Medicine Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine Ohio State University, College of Medicine and Public Health Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Rush University, Rush Medical College Saint Louis University, School of Medicine Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine State University of New York–Downstate Medical Center State University of New York–Stony Brook University, School of Medicine State University of New York–University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences State University of New York–Upstate Medical University, College of Medicine Temple University, School of Medicine Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College Tufts University, School of Medicine Tulane University, School of Medicine UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School University of Alabama–Birmingham, School of Medicine University of California–Irvine, College of Medicine University of California–Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine University of California–San Diego, School of Medicine University of California–San Francisco, School of Medicine University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine University of Florida, College of Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC College of Medicine University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine University of Kentucky, College of Medicine University of Maryland, School of Medicine University of Massachusetts, Medical School University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University University of Michigan, Medical School University of Minnesota–Duluth, Medica
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Random House Information Group
Publication date: 9/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introductionp. 1
Why Did We Produce This Book?p. 3
How Can This Book Help You?p. 4
Why'd They Do It?p. 5
Where'd They Get In?p. 5
The Parts of This Bookp. 8
Editor's Notep. 10
Following Directions: A Brief Overview of the Medical School Application Processp. 11
A View to Admissionsp. 13
The Premedical Timelinep. 15
The Notorious GPAp. 19
MCAT on a Hot Tin Roofp. 20
Invest in Extracurricular Activitiesp. 22
Letters of Recommendationp. 23
How to Applyp. 25
Round #2: Secondary Applicationsp. 28
The Art of the Interviewp. 29
Getting Personal: Primary and Supplemental Essaysp. 31
The Personal Statementp. 33
An Angle on Secondary Applicationsp. 34
Having Heart: What Really Makes an Essay Tickp. 37
Guidance, If Neededp. 39
The Secrets to Your Successp. 39
Three Approachesp. 40
Roadmap to Greatnessp. 41
The Benefits of Peer Pressurep. 44
Dos and Don'tsp. 45
They're, Their, and There: Grammar and Writing Tipsp. 47
Putting the Pieces Togetherp. 49
Good Grammar = Good Formp. 49
Grammar Chartp. 50
Navigating the Minefieldp. 51
Excuses, Excuses ...p. 53
Clichesp. 54
Ready, Set, Write!p. 55
Making Ends Meet: Financial Aid Overviewp. 57
Making Friends with Moneyp. 59
What Is Financial Aid?p. 59
Financial Assistance: Your Basic Optionsp. 60
Don't Go It Alonep. 61
How Much?p. 62
A Little Help from the Familyp. 62
More on Loans & Scholarshipsp. 63
Evaluating Your Financial Aid Packagep. 67
Financial Aid Pitfallsp. 67
Smart Moneyp. 68
Being a Doctor: Things You Should Knowp. 69
The Meaning of an MDp. 71
Patient Carep. 73
Compensationp. 74
Prestigep. 75
Trends in Medicinep. 75
A Very Big Adventurep. 86
Q & A with Admissions Officersp. 87
Real Personal Statements and Secondary Essaysp. 105
Where They Got Inp. 245
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