28000 character personal statement?!?


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  1. Medical Student
    Did anyone know you can apparently have up to 28 thousand characters in your personal statement? I thought one page was normal and two pages was the max. I thought my draft was long at 4 thousand characters. Sheesh. Has anyone actually ever submitted a 20 page personal statement? What is ERAS thinking here?

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    1. Pre-Medical
      Well, if it was a 28000 character minimum requirement, I know how I would have done it in high school. REDUNDANCY: Four score and seven years ago, 87 years to be exact. . .

      But really, who is going to read more than two pages. The catch is to reel them in after the first few lines.

      Staring up at the ceiling with my back to the cold ceramic of the basin, shaking and scared; my mother clenched on to us even harder every time the crack of an AK-47 sparked by.

      True story bro.

      Get them trying to read on to see what happens.
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