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Old 06-22-2012, 09:50 PM
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What does the UofT essay ask? Whats it about?
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:18 PM
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This info can be found in the omsas booklet: http://www.ouac.on.ca/docs/omsas/b_omsas_e.pdf

Here's what it says:
All applicants are required to submit an original personal statement, in an essay of 1,000 words or less. As a general guideline, the statement should address and discuss the applicant’s personal background, including particular interests and extracurricular experiences. Candidates should outline their choice of, and preparation for, a career in medicine. Applicants should also describe their premedical studies, expanding on what they have chosen to pursue and how this has prepared them for their future, including a career in medicine.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:26 PM
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It is like preparing a delicious meal for important guests without a recipe. We are on our own and need to use our gut and best judgment. It is best if your Personal Statement has a theme and your stories will continue with the thread until your summary and conclusion. Better to give fewer experiences with more depth showing who you are than more experiences with less depth. You story should capture the attention of the reader so that he/she will want to meet you.

Don't use any of the laundry list of self-serving attributes they are looking for. These should just jump off the pages from your desricption. And don't be so tight with words so that it does not read well, better to leave out a sentence and have the essay flow.

Structure, organization and flow are very important. I started with my theme and a brief introduction. I tell of as a young teen, I regularly visited a wheelchair bound junior diabetic middle aged kindly lady, failed double organ transplant, always saved by EMS, who ultimately dies of diabetic coma all alone at age 58, all she needed was orange juice to save her life. First funeral I ever attended and her courage, dignity and joie de vivre changed my life forever. This lady of blessed and treasured memory is my inspiration that I have put into action. I had two other die on my watch, altho not in my presence, a cancer victim and an Alzheinmer's victim. As part of my studies I attended to chronic elderly patients suffering from MS, stroke, Parkinson's etc and have learned so much from practical experience, especially in communication skills with elderly patients with neurological and phyiscial problems. So, there is a thread in all I do. My activities are all clean cut, require devotion, focus....ooops, I never used this laundry list of words as it comes out in my stories. I brought it all together in a summary and then I concluded as to my future. Every sentence is effectively structured for part of the para. and each para is linked to the other. I also discuss my role model so they understand where I am coming from. I want to give back to Canada what Canada has given to me. It is really quite a compelling read I have been told. You need to show you are well rounded and connect the dots that bring you to medicine by telling stories and showing your passion, who you are in depth, your character.

Like Hansel & Gretel, drop the pebbles and bread crumbs so that the reader can clearly see your pathway towards medicine.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:32 PM
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Start your esay now and just write. Do not concern yourself with word limitation. Get down your story as a first draft. There will be many.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:24 PM
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In my opinion the essay is the most important portion of the application; pre-interview.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:40 PM
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In my opinion the essay is the most important portion of the application; pre-interview.
Given you have a high GPA?
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:06 PM
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A killer Essay can make up for a lesser GPA, but a stellar GPA on its own is insufficient.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:29 PM
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A killer Essay can make up for a lesser GPA, but a stellar GPA on its own is insufficient.
So I guess getting a lesser GPA is the way to go then, fd. Glad I'm doing SOMETHING right. lol
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:39 PM
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Well, create a killer essay and then, work with what you have.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:39 AM
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Essay writing is a part of all academics. The students can take the help from professionals. There are many online services are available.But the thing to note is that the students should select the best one. The best essay writing company will be helpful for the students to get good grades.
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