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I'm seeing a lot of threads on the statement of purpose.... and most of them who have submitted would have taken those ideas and the interviewer who has been screening for some time would have seen scripts right from thrillers to dramas to action to biographies .... everything under the sun..

is there any other way to make the statement of purpose unique and a stand out..? any cases where they felt this person is worth giving a chance..

your response is appreciated and thanks for your time..

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Hi
I'm seeing a lot of threads on the statement of purpose.... and most of them who have submitted would have taken those ideas and the interviewer who has been screening for some time would have seen scripts right from thrillers to dramas to action to biographies .... everything under the sun..

is there any other way to make the statement of purpose unique and a stand out..? any cases where they felt this person is worth giving a chance..

your response is appreciated and thanks for your time..

cheers
raje
think of any situation unique only to you, even not related to medicine as long as it can be connected to medicine or your current situation. only you can think of that, its your life, we can only comment/advise.

examples of catchy things (asked couple of imgs on my IVs, dont know the whole story only their starting part): had been in war, leprosy, his dog, relative w/ HIV and a refugee camp...

btw, don't fake it. you might have trouble answering when asked. hope this helps.
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If you're doing the great job - that's what makes your SOP stand out. I've been working at sop editing service for quite a while now and I have to say that even a third-party person (not the interviewer) can see when you're passionate about the theme of your SOP or you just randomly picked it by someone's advice.
You should describe you own story - not create it.
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