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Writing your personal statement during a pandemic

Writing your personal statement during a pandemic

I want to say a few things to students who, on top of applying to schools this year, are doing it in the midst of a pandemic. That means they have had fewer standardized testing opportunities. Fewer extra-curricular opportunities. They’ve often had to take their...
Future docs: how to write your med school essay

Future docs: how to write your med school essay

A little secret about me: I might be the only person on the planet who loves going to the doctor. I go every year, whether Dr. Horn wants to see me or not, and when I’m in her office, I relax so deeply I might as well be having a massage. Her nurse takes my...
How to write a dynamic academic resume

How to write a dynamic academic resume

See that photo up above? That’s of my dog, Tilly, after I said the words “academic resume” to her. In fact, say the words “academic resume” to anyone, canine or otherwise, and watch just about everyone’s eyes glaze over with equal...