No ‘Doctor, doctor” joke
In order to demonstrate their enthusiasm for medicine, medical school applicants will often include (and may even read) at least one medicine-related book on their personal statement. Popular titles include The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat, So you want to be doctor and Richard Dawkin’s The Selfish Gene. Less common on personal statements is Suburban Shaman: Tales From Medicine’s Frontline (after all, at a hefty 42 characters, the title alone takes up over 1% of the total character limit). However, if you’re going to read a book simply to pad out your personal statement, it may as well be something interesting and engaging.
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