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    TIPS for a GREAT Personal Statement

    OK post your tips or suggestions of what NOT to do and what TO DO in a personal statement.

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    GOD Bless and Thank you for sharing
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    why even bother with the obvious. Just know where you are need it and where you can help the most.

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    Hi,

    I have a question re: Personal Statement (PS) content. Is discussing a 'family tragedy' a complete no-no?

    I've already submitted mine, but just wondering if I completely messed up. I did a lot of research bf writing and submitting my PS and didn't come across anything saying that using a family tragedy as a theme or reason for choosing that specialty, is looked down upon.

    Any feedback? Experiences?

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    Can anyone recommend a good writing service for the personal statement. I'm a horrible writer. No two ways about. I don't want to waste my time or my chances considering my ability.

    Thanks!

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    That's a good point IMG thanks for telling us!

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    How far back into your life should one mention in a personal statement?

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    yeah i was wondering the same thing...can I start off talking about my childhood and how that has led me to become a doctor??

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    you can if you want. i wrote about my childhood.
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    Thanks for the input, please keep sharing ideas.

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    Did they give you a reason as to why not write about an intersting patient you had to deal with

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    has anyone used residency statement website for editing their statement. IF so, is it worth the 200 bux???

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    Is the font courier or courier new?

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