A transition is one sentence that smoothly carries the reader from one paragraph to the next. Talk about your goals and weave your diversity story throughout.
Talk about your personal interests and motivations. The conclusion should sum up everything said in the essay and leave the reader with a sense of closure.
Preparing an essay for a college scholarship can be stressful, but if done right can be well worth the effort. Colleges want to know what makes you different and how your diversity will contribute to campus life. A suburban, middle class, white student can still write an essay about diversity.
However, in the medical school context, diversity has an additional, more utilitarian purpose: It is crucial to the quality of medical care provided by these soon-to-be physicians.
An ability to understand your patients — regardless of background — is an integral part of your life as a doctor.
So, now that we have solved the great admissions diversity mystery, we can get started on the actual essays.
First, what does a “diversity essay” actually look like?