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Reapplicant - is it unwise to use much of your previous year's PS for this year?


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Hi all,

 

I'm really stuck on not wanting to completely scrap my last year's PS. The thing is, my original personal statement states all the influences and reasons/drive/motivation to become a PA. I mean, that innate drive shouldn't change in a year, right? So does that mean I should rewrite this part of my PS?

 

Thanks in advance! :)

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I used some of my previous PS when I reapplied but I mostly used the things I had done to improve myself as an applicant. When I was turned down the 1st time the program sent my a letter explaining their reasoning and outlined the things I could improve on to make myself more competative. I took the advice and improved the areas suggested and used these actions as my PS the 2nd time around. Must have done something right, 2 weeks from graduation. Good luck in your journey.

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Thanks for this, Craigk. It helps a lot - I'll focus more on what I've improved on in the past year. I did contact many of the schools I'd applied to last year and most said they couldn't disclose any specific information/reopen my file to let me know how my application was reviewed. Those same schools said they would send me a letter stating general reasons why I may not have gotten in. I wish I knew more specifically what they thought was the weakest parts of my application, but I also have a pretty good idea of what might have been lacking...

 

Congrats on graduating soon, btw! :)

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