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Medical School Essays That Made a Difference, 4th Edition

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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,3rd 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 bee

Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by Princeton Review (first published 2006)
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I know that every Princeton Review guide has its fair share of typos, but it’s really difficult to take a book about essay composition seriously when it is as rife with errors as this one was (particularly when the most poorly edited chapter appears to be the one discussing grammar and punctuation).
The sample essays are helpful for getting an idea of the themes other applicants have chosen to cover, and it is interesting to look over their stats (MCAT and GPA) and personal statements and then t
Feb 11, 2009 Kimberly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone applying to medical school
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Describes the application process in great detail. Shows 40 profiles of applicants, including demographics, GPA, MCAT score, personal statement, secondary essays, where they applied and where they were accepted, waitlisted and denied. Very helpful!
It had a lot of interesting grammar information, however I would have liked to see a broader selection of essays. Also, it seemed like the essays were a second thought in the book and not the main topic.
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