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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…    
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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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