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AMCAS, Personal Statement, Experiences, YIKES YIKES YIKES

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Premed2003, Apr 21, 2002.

  1. Premed2003

    Premed2003 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Now that MCATs are over, time to move on to the application!

    How many characters fit into AMCAS? The guide says 5000 characters. Is this exactly right?

    It allows 15 experiences. Are publications included in these experiences? What about abstract publications? And what about presentations?
    And any other tips? Besides submitting on day 1?

    thank you!!
     
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  3. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    See <a href="http://forums.studentdoctor.net/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=010171" target="_blank">Jalbrekt's thread.</a>
     
  4. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    i think the exact number is around 5300 characters.

    in either case, they count spaces as characters. It's a big pain in the butt.

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Premed2003:
    <strong>Now that MCATs are over, time to move on to the application!

    How many characters fit into AMCAS? The guide says 5000 characters. Is this exactly right?

    It allows 15 experiences. Are publications included in these experiences? What about abstract publications? And what about presentations?
    And any other tips? Besides submitting on day 1?

    thank you!!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
  5. Mr. H

    Mr. H 7+ Year Member

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    yeah, i agree, a big pain
     
  6. Green912

    Green912 10+ Year Member

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    I think it basically comes out to be a page.
     
  7. Epi

    Epi Fuzzy Tiger 7+ Year Member

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    You can always check the character count on microsoft word before you cut and paste into the box. However, after you cut and paste into the box, check for mistakes like if the apostrophes turn into "?" or something like that. It happened to me on a secondary and i didn't notice it. Also make sure if you have quotes in there that your " come out okay.. it always pays to double check little things like those.
     

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