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Behind-the-scenes advice for your journey to become a vet

How Do I Master the VMCAS Personal Essay?

Demi SkenderisApplying to vet school is a detailed process. It requires due diligence and making sure all the requirements are met. One of those requirements is your VMCAS Personal Essay.

While your Personal Essay won’t cause the admissions committee to overlook bad grades or a lack of experience, a great Personal Essay can certainly strengthen your application. This aspect of your application is a fantastic opportunity to provide your reader with a story about yourself that can’t be gleaned from your resume. Because of this, it’s important to pay close attention to the guidelines so you can show your reader why you’re a terrific candidate for their veterinary program!

So, where to start?

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Take a look at our guide to Mastering the VMCAS Personal Essay for help brainstorming the story you want to tell, as well as the common pitfalls to avoid!