AMCAS - Experience Description-Briefly describe this experience in 510 characters ...

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  1. driven

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    Is this supposed to be a brief para like resumes, with no subject, starting with verb, etc. Or is it supposed to be in first person, talking about a specific incident during that experience? Please advise
     
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  3. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats

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    It's open. I always went by Less is More theory. Just write a couple sentences on each one. Half the time it was pulled directly from my personal statement.
     
  4. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.

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    I'm actually the exact opposite. Some things, like chess club, I agree with the less is more. But other things, like research, realize that this is the only way some schools will find out about your research. Most of them don't ask about it in secondaries. So I would actually err towards the over informationside.
     
  5. Doctora Foxy

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    I also added a sentence at the end of each one saying what I learned from the experience or how it will aid in my future as a doc. :) I say fill up as much space as you can if the experience is relevant....510 characters is very little. This might be your only chance to let them know about it.
     
  6. driven

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    Thanks guys. Now what is typically expected in this section ?

    Volunteer Exp?
    Research?
    Work?
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    Thanks in advance :confused:
     
  7. ValleyGal

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    All of the above -- I included all of my work experince, volunteering, health exposure, extracurriculars, etc because you never know what the adcom is looking for. If you tell them everything, it is more likely that they will find something that they like.
     
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    I did not want to put any non-medical and non-researchjobs. Who care where I flipped the burgers?
     
  9. eagle26

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    Two words to keep in mind: RELEVANT and CONCISE

    Keep these two in mind as you do your secondary experiences. It's precisely these two reasons why they limited it to 15. Too many people were putting every podunk little thing they did since they were conceived.
     
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    Kindof an old thread, but I was wondering about whether or not to use the 1st person in the Experience Description. Anyone know what the preferred practice is?
     
  11. Marcus Brody

    Marcus Brody Already has the grail.

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    Epic bump! Some of these people are 2nd year residents by now! :laugh:
     
  12. n618ft

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    Haha good one... I'm not putting playing in a band, mobile DJing (probably 100 gigs), and working at Best Buy... I've got better work experience on there... but maybe I should put some of those artistic endeavors?
     
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    And... I didn't do 1st person... just described the job w/o using "I"
     
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    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=202513

    This thread will answer all of your questions
     
  15. LAman10

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    just realize that for a good number of schools who don't have secondaries, this is your chance to impress them
     
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  17. student1799

    student1799 "Señora” to you, hombre

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    This thread must be really old, if the limit for activities was 510 char. Now they give you about 1300 char. for each activity. (I didn't come close to using it all for most of them, but for a couple of really major activities I did go to the limit.)
     
  18. witness23

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    if 7 years ago they asked for 510 characters and now they ask for 1300
     
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    Are you going to finish that thought?
     

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