AMCAS activity summaries

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by nick_carraway, May 1, 2007.

  1. nick_carraway

    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Messages:
    3,556
    Likes Received:
    13
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    For AMCAS activity summaries, are you supposed to simply write about your duties or are you supposed to spruce it up and give a reason for doing the activity, an anecdote, and what you got from it?
     
  2. PunjabiCurry

    PunjabiCurry Membership Revoked
    Removed

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    What you did, how long you did it, and what you got out of it. I'll say about three pretty long sentences would well-describe your activities.
     
  3. moto_za

    moto_za Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,578
    Likes Received:
    43
    no need to say how long.. there is a separate section for that
     
  4. chickenlittle84

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    according to my pre-med advisor it really depends on what the activity was. if it is something standard, like dean's list, or emt training, you don't really need to write anything (but maybe where you did your clinical hours for emt training). if it is something pretty unique, or something a lot of applicants won't have, or something that medical schools likely won't be familiar with, you should describe what you did with 4-5 sentences and also describe what you got out of the experience (I learned x skill, or this experience taught me x about what i want to do). Basically, if you are going to use most of the space you are given, make sure what you did is interesting enough that the adcoms will want to read it, or they will be annoyed that it's long.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. Catalystik

    Catalystik Platinum
    Physician Faculty Verified Expert Verified Account 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    30,357
    Likes Received:
    10,186
    Also include a supervisory person and contact information (phone, e-mail, or address) so they can confirm your involvement if they wish.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page