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Amcas EC question - year off

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by pinkblue, May 12, 2008.

  1. pinkblue

    pinkblue 2+ Year Member

    May 17, 2007
    With AMCAS opening soon, I have a question:

    I completed 2 years at my university & then studied abroad for a year. I returned to school and completed my degree. When I went back to my U.S. school, I picked up on many of the extra curriculars that I was involved with before I left.

    My question is: How do I fill out AMCAS for these ECs? When they ask the start date, do I put fall 2004 to spring 2008 and then just add a comment in the detail box that I was NOT involved from fall 2006 to spring 2007?

    Should I not write ANYTHIGN in the start & end date box and clarify the date in the explanation box? I think they might frown on me having almost NO start and stop dates, but I don't wan to misrepresent my involvement.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
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  3. patekpremed


    Dec 9, 2007
    I would write the ultimate start date and the ultimate end date and then just make a note in the text box that you were abroad for 2 semesters so obviously couldn't participate, but picked it back up when you got back.
  4. pinkblue

    pinkblue 2+ Year Member

    May 17, 2007
    Thanks! I appreciate your advice.

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