Personal Statement

Grad School Personal Statement vs Statement of Purpose: What’s the Difference?

A succinct guide, which demonstrates how to differentiate between the two most common graduate school application essays -- the Personal Statement and Statement of Purpose -- and how to represent yourself in the strongest way possible for grad admissions success!

2022-23 Common Application Updates

The Common App went live on August 1, 2022, and several new schools have joined the Common App platform! Read on to find out about this year's Common App changes and updates.

Medical School Application Platforms and Their Essays

The three US-based medical school application platforms are AMCAS, which is for MD (allopathic) programs; AACOMAS, which is for DO (osteopathic) programs; and TMDSAS, which is Texas’s own, special system for (mostly public) MD and DO programs. Each platform has different deadlines and essay requirements, so keeping track of which you’re applying through is key!

Applying to Med School: The Importance of Secondary Applications

The purpose of secondary med school (or supplemental) applications is to further differentiate between candidates, and to determine whether you’d be a good fit for that particular program. Read our tips for preparing and crafting high-quality secondary essays for successful medical school admissions!

Applying to Med School: Make Your Personal Statement Count

Medical school admissions committees are sifting through record-high numbers of applications each cycle. Set yourself apart by reading our tips for crafting a compelling and well-written Personal Statement.

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