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Hey guys!

So I am kind of stuck on this portion of the application (for all three really). I was wondering what everyone put for their descriptions of their activities. Like are y'all just putting it in a matter of fact type of way only describing what you did, or also adding what the activity meant to you and what you got out of it with respect to medical school?

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For me, I just put what I did, and it already take a lot of spaces, so I really have no characters left to put what it meant to me really.
 

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The way I did it was both, but worded it like:

Further developed my interest in the importance of ____ by practicing _____.
 

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The way I did it was both, but worded it like:

Further developed my interest in the importance of ____ by practicing _____.

I also mentioned some of my EC in the personal statement. I don't have a wide range of ECs so it also helpful, i think
 

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I also mentioned some of my EC in the personal statement. I don't have a wide range of ECs so it also helpful, i think

That's a good idea! Don't forget to add updates to your application for new experiences to build on your ED to maximize your competitiveness. It's still early in the summer, so you can find more opportunities while waiting for secondaries.
 

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EC** not ED lol
 
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For me, I just put what I did, and it already take a lot of spaces, so I really have no characters left to put what it meant to me really.

Ya I have heard mixed things about what to do here. Some say just put the description, but others say you should explain the meaning of the experience to your growth. I feel like explaining it in just one or two sentences is not doing the experience justice and if they want to ask about it they can/will in an interview. Also if you only write a few sentences about I feel like you kinda have to BS it, and they can always see through BS you know.
 

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Ya I have heard mixed things about what to do here. Some say just put the description, but others say you should explain the meaning of the experience to your growth. I feel like explaining it in just one or two sentences is not doing the experience justice and if they want to ask about it they can/will in an interview. Also if you only write a few sentences about I feel like you kinda have to BS it, and they can always see through BS you know.

That why I rather have a detail description than try to fit some meaning into 600 characters. But I also use some of the experience in my PS so I guess that collaborate with it
 
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With concise and active writing you can express both responsibilities and meaning.
 
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Thanks for sharing.

I don't think aacomas has the extra space where you can state the most meaningful experience, but overall I think the experience description is the same

Sorry I forgot I was in the pre-osteopath forum but yeah like the poster above mentioned, it's definitely possible to express responsibilities and meaning with the space given.

You don't need to mention how meaningful every experience was, because it will get redundant, but certainly for volunteering experiences I think it's beneficial to write about more than just responsibilities.
 
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