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AMCAS activity summaries

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by nick_carraway, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. nick_carraway

    nick_carraway 10+ Year Member

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    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?
     
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  3. PunjabiCurry

    PunjabiCurry Banned Banned

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    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.
     
  4. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

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    no need to say how long.. there is a separate section for that
     
  5. chickenlittle84

    chickenlittle84 2+ Year Member

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    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.
     
  6. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection Physician Faculty SDN Advisor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Also include a supervisory person and contact information (phone, e-mail, or address) so they can confirm your involvement if they wish.
     

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