By making the connection from this larger theme to her own reflections on her grandfather, Morgan provides a personal insight that will give an admissions officer a window into her character.
This demonstrates her empathy for her future patients and commitment to their care.
She first discusses how she used poetry to process her emotional response to a local boy’s suicide and ties in concern about teenage mental health.
Then, she discusses more philosophical questions she encountered through reading medical narratives, which demonstrates her direct interest in applying writing and the humanities to medicine.
Since 1994, has guided medical applicants just like you to present compelling medical school applications. ESSAY I started writing in 8th grade when a friend showed me her poetry about self-discovery and finding a voice.
I was captivated by the way she used language to bring her experiences to life.I discussed my frustration with the teenage social hierarchy, reflecting upon my social interactions while exploring the harms of peer pressure.In college, as I continued to experiment with this narrative form, I discovered medical narratives.: Great stats don’t assure acceptance to elite medical schools.The personal statement, most meaningful activities, activity descriptions, secondaries and interviews can determine acceptance or rejection.Disclaimer: With exception of the removal of identifying details, essays are reproduced as originally submitted in applications; any errors in submissions are maintained to preserve the integrity of the piece.The Crimson's news and opinion teams—including writers, editors, photographers, and designers—were not involved in the production of this article.Furthermore, it is important to note that Morgan’s essay does not repeat anything in-depth that would otherwise be on her resume.She makes a reference to her work in care team meetings through a clinical bioethics internship, but does not focus on this because there are other places on her application where this internship can be discussed.My poems became unstructured narratives, where I would use stories of events happening around me to convey my thoughts and emotions.In one of my earliest pieces, I wrote about a local boy’s suicide to try to better understand my visceral response.