“You will write if you will write without thinking of the result in terms of a result, but think of the writing in terms of discovery, which is to say that creation must take place between the pen and the paper, not before in a thought or afterwards in a recasting. It will come if it is there and if you will let it come.” ― Gertrude Stein

My friends keep buzzing about AMCAS bootcamps hosted by the pre-health advisors on campus. Sure, I’m not really keeping up with the application timeline for this cycle (after all, I am going to medical school in a few short months) but I do have great empathy for my friends who are terrified about the next couple of months of application season.

The concern I hear most often is about the quality of their essays. It is difficult, I remember this well,  to turn out application essays of high quality in a timely fashion. Luckily, I had many amazing friends (L, A, SC, and SY) as well as family members who read drafts after drafts of my essays. I want to pay that forward. And so, at 11:45 AM, the widget here will allow you, my amazing readers, to enter a contest to have two of your essays: a personal statement and/or perhaps application essay(s). If this is popular, I may do this sporadically throughout the crunch time of application season (June-August). Best of luck!