Students applying to BS/MD programs need to write essays for the undergraduate college as well as the medical school. Today I want to talk about what you need to consider to write the best college essay.
I am not talking about general things to consider when you write a college essay. Instead, I am discussing the specifics you need to consider as a BS/MD applicant. When writing the college essay, remember what is important for admissions to BS/MD programs. The programs are looking for students with a long standing passion for medicine as well as students who have leadership abilities, maturity and compassion.
Your college essay does not need to talk directly about the number of years you have wanted to become a physician but it should address at least one of the topics that are important to the BS/MD programs. If you founded a business club and a club to find volunteers for the local nursing home, write about the nursing home club. Or write about some volunteer activity that shows the compassion you have for others. Do you have experience with medical care in another country? That might make an interesting essay.
The bottom line for the college essay is to keep the focus on something important to the BS/MD program. Next post I will be talking about the medical school essay for the BS/MD program.
Want more information about BS/MD programs? Check out the Guide to BS/MD Programs.