- February 22, 2011
- Posted by: Sahil Mehta
- Category: Applying, Premed
On Saturday Feb 19th, Sahil Mehta MD and Raj Sarkar MSIV where invited by AMSA to speak at the Rutgers 3rd Annual Pre-Health Conference.
Dr Mehta and Mr Sarkar, from MedSchoolCoach, talked at length to a group of 80 students about the medical school personal statement. Specifically, they talked about the pitfalls of bad medical school personal statements and what makes a great one. Each gave insight into what they believed should be included in a solid essay that admissions officers will enjoy reading. Among the tips were to include personal stories, have an interesting writing style, and most importantly, have a great introduction to your medical school essay.
The event welcomed attendees from all colleges and universities. Attendees had the opportunity to attend workshops that provide information on standardized tests, application processes, research opportunities, different fields in healthcare, and much more. Later on, attendees had the chance to meet with MedSchoolCoach, as well as representatives from other companies and various health professional schools, including medical, dental, nursing, DO, and optometry schools.
To learn more about the AMSA conference, please visit http://eden.rutgers.edu/~amsa/Conference/Home.html