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Use Mind Mapping to Write a Personal Statement that is Unique to You

Created February 14, 2017 by Student Doctor Network

Mind mapping is a brainstorming technique that can help you see the big picture of your life story, key personal strengths, and professional competencies. As such, it can be an invaluable method for students preparing for personal statements, medical school applications, interviews, etc.

Join us for an hour-long workshop that will walk you through the mind mapping process and prepare you to write a non-cliche personal statement that could only come from you.

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