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AMCAS Post-Secondary Experiences

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by aqua, May 9, 2001.

  1. aqua

    aqua Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm wondering how people are using that space at the bottom of the experience--I can't decide whether to write a full narrative paragraph, or to stick to short phrases-- "assisted patients, ran switchboard"
    Any thoughts on how to fill this section out?
     
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  3. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I'm writing paragraphs, with good grammar, full sentences, etc. I sure hope this is what they want :)
     
  4. ppanthr

    ppanthr Junior Member

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    I'm sticking to short phrases since they ask for a brief description and limit the number of characters it can be.. you would think there would be instructions on how to fill this thing out.. I mean you get instructions with other important forms in life.. like taxes for example.. and with the fafsa.. you get directions for that also.. whats up with no directions for this thing???

    becky
     
  5. poohbear

    poohbear Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Ask your advisors! My school gave us a sample copy of a previously filled-out AMCAS, and told us to emulate the format. Ask your health professions advisors for a sample!

    best,
    poohbear
     
  6. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I think you can fit a decent paragraph in 510 characters, which is how many they allow. I also agree with you, there should be more explicit instructions. Again, I just love playing the guinea pig. :)
     
  7. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the advice Linda. I'm sure it will be put to good use.
     
  8. Mikado

    Mikado Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    If you haven't a lot of experience then pump it up. If you've got a lot then slim it down. That's the rule of thumb. Make it fit and make it look good.
     

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