ERAS Application, Part II: Biographical Information

By | September 10, 2014


This post is part two of a series of multiple posts about the application process. For part one, click here.

This information really cannot be changed for obvious reasons. The school you went to and your class rank/grade are what they are. It’s simply too late to alter these realities. However, most schools do allow you to look at, review, and then make edits on your MSPE prior to submitting it on ERAS. I highly recommend that you do this. It can be a very informative and powerful document when specific wording is utilized to your advantage. I know from my own experience I did not like the wording of some of the statements that were included originally and requested that they be adjusted to include more active phrasing instead of the passive language that typically comes as standard copy. Most people allowed it to go unaltered, but the fact that I took the time to proofread the information in the document beyond just making sure it was correct showed that I was actively engaged. In my mind if someone was comparing my document to somebody else’s not only would they notice a difference in the information (hopefully) but also the manner in which it was presented.