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You see, my friend’s perspective was that since other successful medical school admissions essays had an anecdote, he is best off using one as well. This is a major problem in mindset that I see a lot of students having. However, this really isn’t the right way of looking at it. Rather, you should consider using an anecdote, only if you have one that is useful and strengthens your essay - that is, if you can write a stronger essay without an anecdote, then don’t use one!
Medical School Admissions Essays
My friend had borrowed one of those published books that contained successful medical school admissions essays (these essays were meant for United States medical schools, but a lot of it is probably useful for Canadian schools as well), and tried to write his essay with a similar style to the ones in the book.