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Apps and ECs

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Elysium, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. Elysium

    Elysium Not Really An Old Beaver 7+ Year Member

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    First of all, the pre-med advisor at my school is a complete moron, so I'm asking my trusted collegues at SDN for some advice!
    As a post-bacc applicant, I have a couple of years of extra ECs to put on my AMCAS application. Do you put every single thing you've done from college on the AMCAS? I don't want to look like one of those morons that puts a ton of activities down just to make themselves look "involved"!
    Also, after graduating from college I worked for 2 years in film production in Boston. Should I put down all the different films I worked on (some known, like "Good Will Hunting", some unknown like "The Proposition" shudder)? Or should I just put down film production in general?
    I know this is the most random question, but I really don't know who else to ask.
    I guess I could ask the pre-med advisors at Boston U., but I didn't do any pre-recs there, just my BS. Sigh.
    Anyone have any advice?
    THanks!

    :D
     
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  3. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    Put significant ECs that you will be able to write a short paragraph about..for the movies, you may not even have room for the titles, see what you can fit in.....the film production thing will make you stand out from other applicants, so include specific info i think
     
  4. Elysium

    Elysium Not Really An Old Beaver 7+ Year Member

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    DR. Foxy,

    You're my gal! I knew you would be there with some advice! I really appreciate your input.
    Are you in Boston right now? What's the weather like, if so?
    :)
     
  5. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    TEDillard: Yep I'm in Boston....it's like 33 degrees, but sunny, not bad with a warm coat...but last night it was the coldest it's been all year, about 15 degrees.

    Good luck with your application!
     
  6. Trek

    Trek Grand Uranium Member 7+ Year Member

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    You worked on good will hunting?! COOL!! That's my 2nd favorite movie ever! What did you do ? --Trek
     
  7. Elysium

    Elysium Not Really An Old Beaver 7+ Year Member

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    Trek,
    I'm going to PM you.

    But, for those who are curious: I worked on locations for the movie.

    :)
     
  8. MorningLight2100

    MorningLight2100 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    TEDillard,

    Your film background is so interesting!!! How did you get involved?

    As others have said, only put down ECs that are significant; however, if you have a lot of ECs that ARE very substantial, don't be afraid to put them down, no matter how many! As long as you can back up everything you say with specific and significant details, go ahead and write it in.

    As far as the films...I don't know if you've taken at look at the application yet, but basically you write the title of your activity, and then you write a short paragraph describing the experience. In the case of your filming experience, you might want to put down "film production," as you suggested, and then in the paragraph that follows list all of the titles (if they'll fit) and your duties. If you can't fit everything in, perhaps you could split the work into two categories...say, e.g. (and I'm just pulling this out of the air), "film production, locations" for one and then "film production, casting" for another, with the respective movies in each category.

    I hope that this helps; sorry that your advisor hasn't been more informative!
     
  9. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    The Post-Secondary Experiences section of the AMCAS allows you to input an activity type (Paid Job, Volunteer--Clinical, Teaching, Artistic Endeavour etc., about 15 differenct types), dates, a title, an organizatin name, hours per week, a contact name, contact title, contact phone, contact e-mail, and a 510 character description of the activity (approximately 100 words). You don't have much room to describe each activity. I think the maximum number of experiences you can enter is 40.
     
  10. CoffeeCat

    CoffeeCat SDN Angel 10+ Year Member

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    Only forty?! What am I going to do?! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     

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