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AMCAS Application Question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by praying4MD, May 1, 2001.

  1. praying4MD

    praying4MD 2K Member 10+ Year Member

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    When you're filling out the extracurriculars & Awards/Recognition spaces, they ask for a specific date. What about ongoing things? I have been volunteering for a while, so what specific date are they asking for? Also, what about things like "Honors College?" Things like that are ongoing as well. :confused:
     
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  3. Hopkins2010

    Hopkins2010 Banned Banned

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    Don't you have the option of entering a range of dates for ongoing activities and a specific date for a nonrecurring activity?
     
  4. praying4MD

    praying4MD 2K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Yes, but not for "Awards/Honors/Recognitions." Also, for ongoing things, how do you imply that you do these things currently? Put the current date as the last one? Wouldn't that also imply that you Stopped doing that activity then too?
     
  5. pre-hawkdoc

    pre-hawkdoc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i haven't looked at the app. that closely yet, but if it were on paper, i would put "june 1999-present." "present" implies that you are still participating in the activity. is that an option, or do they have the dates in a pull-down menu? kudos to all you kids who are this far along already...don't you have finals to study for???
     
  6. praying4MD

    praying4MD 2K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Yup, I usually put "present" as well, but that is not an option. They have those pull down menus to deal with. Thanks for the thought though. And most of my finals consist of papers, which I work on while intermittently checking SDN :) or the finals are already over.
     
  7. Hopkins2010

    Hopkins2010 Banned Banned

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    Yep actually I do have finals to study for.

    In some semesters I might be able to work on the app and study for finals at the same time, but I dont feel comfortable doing that with my current load.

    I am probably going to wait to fill out the online web app until finals are over, since I already filled out the preapplication that AMCAS put out a few weeks ago.
     
  8. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    What I did was enter the date I was began the activity (e.g. the month and year I was accepted into my university's Honors College) and state in the text field for activity description at the bottom that I am still an active member.
     
  9. Mikado

    Mikado Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    ##/##/#### - present

    This is the accepted standard.
     
  10. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    You can't. Damned pull down bars.
     
  11. pre-hawkdoc

    pre-hawkdoc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    can you leave the end-date blank?
     

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