After some technical snafus, we had an excellent Twitter chat on medical and dental admissions writing yesterday.
Whether you are an AMCAS, AADSAS, ERAS or TMDSAS applicant, there were a number of pithy take-aways (140 characters or less!) that I’d like to highlight below. Medical and dental admissions writing have their own unique set of best practices–and the expectations around applicants must be closely considered in order to put forth your strongest application.
Special thanks to all of our participants, including @timetowasteAT, @aobrooks, @collegevisit (Z. Kelly Queijo) and @jeannieborin!
Stay tuned for our next chat!
Ivy Eyes Editing
@IvyEyesEditing Bottomline, simply important to really closely evaluate your language & own each word of your statement. It’s worth it. #ivyeyesmed
@IvyEyesEditing Some terminology is just outdated. multiple personality disorder–> dissociative identity disorder @jeannieborin @collegevisit #ivyeyesmed
@IvyEyesEditing In a 2ndary essay on a ‘weakness’ choose something that is trainable. Nothing that brings character or judgment into ? #ivyeyesmed
@timetowasteAT What are your suggestions for those having trouble coming up with a “weakness”? #ivyeyesmed
@IvyEyesEditing Leadership: ability to translate ideas into action, lead w/ different styles, be nimble/flexible, & maintain one’s purpose #ivyeyesmed
@jeannieborin leadership can be an overused term – how would you define – taking initiative, original thinking – what else #ivyeyesmed
@collegevisit Now here’s a surprising tip! RT @IvyEyesEditing: For all applicants: don’t ever thank the AdCom for their consideration. #ivyeyesmed
@collegevisit Word choice matters – #medschool essay RT @IvyEyesEditing: Disease, Disorder, Handicap, Disability or Condition? Know the diff. #ivyeyesmed
@collegevisit RT @IvyEyesEditing: More than any other type of admissions writing–medical admissions writing boils down to purpose & passion. #ivyeyesmed