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Essays That Will Get You Into Medical School Paperback – 1 Oct 1998
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31 May 1999
As someone who works privately with students, helping them with admissions essays for medical school, I highly recommend this book. When students call me in regard to assistance with their essays, I recommend that they first buy this book as a means to get started. The guidelines and essays have helped my clients not only to gather their thoughts, but also to organize and write them into interesting and creative essays. By the time they come to me for feedback and editing, they are well on the way to getting into the medical schol of their choice.
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Interesting essays with some useful pointers
26 May 2001 - Published on Amazon.com
15 people found this helpful.
I found this book not as useful as it claims to be. The essays feature here are usually too unique to be used as "model essays". Most of these candiates are best of the best students with tons of great experiences or personal accounts. I still enjoy reading through many of these essays and the pointers the book provides. However DO NOT expect to use these essays as model for your personal statements. This is not what this book is for.
Well written and effective
9 August 2000 - Published on Amazon.com
5 people found this helpful.
This is a good book that covers one of the more important and often neglected areas of medical school admissions. Kaufman does a good job of giving readers examples of how to write essays that admissions committee members will find both interesting and honest. However, I would recommend Dr. Goliszek's "Complete Medical School Preparation and Admissions Guide" for an overall guide to getting into medical school.
It's okay but there are better books out there
14 May 2001 - Published on Amazon.com
14 people found this helpful.
This book was great when it initially came out. However, nowadays, you need some new stuff in order to make it in. Considering the fact that a zillion people bought this book and wrote based on it, admissions are on to it. I suggest From High School to Med school by Raju and Yanofski for some fresh essays. It's written for accelerated medical programs, but they have some good essays in there.
Doesn't have the best essays I've read, but does help.
2 November 1999 - Published on Amazon.com
15 people found this helpful.
This book is half information and half essays. The majority of the essay writers seem guaranteed a pick of any school due to their background. Many accomplished extraordinary work in addition to having doctors in their family. The first half was great, but, though I am not a very good writer, I could tell that some of the essays needed improvement. I think this book's projected audience is Ivy League students.