Jessica Freedman, a former Mount Sinai School of Medicine faculty member, offers concrete guidance to help applicants distinguish themselves in the medical school admissions process.
Read full personal statements and applications by students who were accepted to medical school!
Foster School of Medicine, El Paso Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Lubbock The University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, San Antonio University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, Austin University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Galveston University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, Harlingen University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM), San Antonio University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC/TCOM), Ft.
Worth Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM), Lynchburg Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Virginia Campus (VCOM-Virginia), Blacksburg *Data collected from MSAR 2018-2019, 2018-2019 Osteopathic Medical College Information Book, and institution website.
Tufts makes a point of mentioning their "intellectually playful community." This can mean a lot of things, but consider what it means to you as a student. As mentioned above, Tufts emphasizes that it's okay to be playful with your essay.
What Tufts wants to know here is not just what attracts you to the college, but also what you'll bring to it. As a private research university, research is a heavy part of Tufts' academic focus. Don't think too much about Tufts' qualifications—think about yours.Schmidt College of Medicine, Boca Raton Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville University of Miami Leonard M.Miller School of Medicine, Miami USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton Campus (LECOM Bradenton), Bradenton Nova Southeastern University Dr. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-KPCOM), Fort Lauderdale Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, Augusta Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta Georgia Campus–Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM), Suwanee Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, North Chicago Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center, Chicago Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (CCOM), Downers Grove Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis University of Iowa Roy J. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM), Indianapolis Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Still University–Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM), Kirksville Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM), Kansas City Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Rowan SOM), Stratford Albany Medical College, Albany Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx City University of New York School of Medicine, New York Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York Hofstra North Shore – Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo New York Medical College, Valhalla New York University School of Medicine, New York State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Brooklyn State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester Weill Cornell Medicine, New York New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM), Old Westbury Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine–New York (Touro COM-NY), New York City Duke University School of Medicine, Durham The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem Campbell University Jerry M.But always be aware that every other student applying to Tufts knows that it's a good school.You can't just list qualifications back them; you have to dive a little deeper than that.They're part of your application, and deserve your best effort!The Common Application has one set of prompts to choose from and the Coalition Application has another, so do some reading ahead of time to plan for which one you'll answer if you need to fill out both applications for different schools.But Tufts does provide some helpful advice—"Think outside the box as you answer the following questions. Be serious if the moment calls for it, but feel comfortable being playful if that suits you, too." In short, be yourself.Tufts doesn't just want to hear your academic qualifications, nor do they want to hear their qualifications as a good school recited to them—they already know!Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Mount Pleasant Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM), East Lansing Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM), Lillington Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus The University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), Athens Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Erie Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Philadelphia Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Ponce San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, Caguas Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, Bayamon University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Charleston University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville, Greenville Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Carolinas Campus (VCOM-Carolinas), Spartanburg East Tennessee State University James H.Louis University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City Washington University in St. Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City Meharry Medical College, Nashville University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville Lincoln Memorial University–De Busk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM), Harrogate Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Bryan Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L.