Writing a Powerful Medical School Admissions Essay
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Writing a Powerful Medical School Admissions Essay

I swear by Apollo the physician, that, according to my ability and judgement, I will write this AMCAS essay well.
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Last updated 7/2017
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of the course, students will be able to write a powerful personal narrative that grabs the attention of a medical school admissions officer.
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Requirements
  • There is no prerequisite
Description

No pressure, but this 5,300-character essay will determine the rest of your life! Writing a personal statement is among the most mystifying parts of a medical school application. We are so often told “don’t toot your own horn,” but a personal statement is entirely about you making the case for why you are an exceptional candidate. This can feel quite unnatural, and the task is made all the harder by virtue of the fact that its importance brings immense pressure.

With this in mind, this course will walk you through every part of the writing process using the 4-step FourthWrite Method: (1) Deep Brainstorming, (2) Strategic Outlining, (3) Powerful Writing, and (4) Meticulous Revision.

Along the way, you’ll be given specific mini-assignments that will move you, step-by-step, toward the completion of your essay. You will learn how to select a personal theme, map out your narrative, deal with rough spots in your application, and present a coherent personal narrative that grabs the reader’s attention.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who are applying to medical school.
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
01:57:49
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Medical School Personal Statement
20 Lectures 01:57:49

Let's get started! In this section, we'll outline the overall goals for the course and begin the planning phase for writing.

Introduction: Let's Get Started!
04:34


Reel in the Melodrama
02:08


The "ABC's" of Personal Statement Writing: Selecting Core Themes & Ideas
09:50


The "Must-Haves": Making Sure You Cover the Basics
14:00

"Must-Haves", Part 2
11:43


Common Pitfalls
02:11

Start Fast: The Opening Story
04:27

Stress, Part I
03:03

Write It!
09:10

Revisions Part One: The ABC Check
07:16

Stress, Part II
03:03

Revision Part Two: The Paramedic Method
04:37

HELP!: How to Approach Getting Outside Help for Your Essay
09:16

Fine-Tuning the Essay: The Front-to-Back, Back-to-Front Method
02:55

Treat Your Essay Like a Pie: Let It Set
04:36

YOU'RE DONE!! Some Final Thoughts on Completing Your Essay
02:43
About the Instructor
Brian T. Fobi, Ph.D.
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Admissions Essay Expert

Brian is an award-winning teacher with over a decade of experience in advising applicants seeking admission into the top medical, business, law, and graduate schools. Every year, his clients earn admission into the top universities and institutions, including Harvard Medical School, Yale Law School, UCSF, Johns Hopkins, Harvard Law, Wharton, Columbia, and Duke, to name but a few. As a graduate of Michigan Law and Yale University (Ph.D.), he understands personally how challenging the admissions process can be. He is a six-time recipient of the Derek Bok Award for Teaching Excellence at Harvard University and presents this process in a clear stepwise manner that is easy to follow, complete with hints, explanations, and AdCom insights!