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We have essentially 15 slots for writing down info.

Is it better to start with research, significant volunteer/community service stuff, or better to begin with significant awards/honors such as featured in magazine/ MVP of national championship team, etc.

I was told that some adcom reviewers focus on the first few and ignore the other slots.
 

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derf said:
We have essentially 15 slots for writing down info.

Is it better to start with research, significant volunteer/community service stuff, or better to begin with significant awards/honors such as featured in magazine/ MVP of national championship team, etc.

I was told that some adcom reviewers focus on the first few and ignore the other slots.

Personally, I would start with the significant ones, such as research, volunteer experiences, etc... Those are the things that are most important for your future as a physician (at least according to med. schools). Your awards, magazine mentions and whatnot are more excess and don't really comment on your dedication to medicine.
 

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It doesn't matter, because they all get automatically reorganized by category by AMCAS anyway. So all the employed experience is grouped together, volunteer together, etc. And it does it in the order that the categories are listed when you choose them.
 
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derf said:
We have essentially 15 slots for writing down info.

Is it better to start with research, significant volunteer/community service stuff, or better to begin with significant awards/honors such as featured in magazine/ MVP of national championship team, etc.

I was told that some adcom reviewers focus on the first few and ignore the other slots.

i believe you have been misguided...
i know all my interviewers knew the stuff at the bottom of the list and we talked about that a lot as well.

but then maybe its cause i didnt fill up all 15 slots...
maybe like 10 at most...

i forget if i put them down chronologically or as they popped up in my head.
 
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