DO Personal Statement vs MD Personal Statement


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Feb 21, 2011
  1. Pre-Medical
    I am having issues finding other threads on this.

    I am aware from research that the character limit for MD personal statements is 5300 characters and the character limit for DO personal statements is 3000.

    The primary question for MD is "Why do you want to be a doctor?" essentially...
    Is it the same question for the AACOMAS application??

    Did anyone who applied to both MDs and DOs have two entirely different statements or did you just cut the MD one down?
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    Apr 17, 2012
    1. Medical Student
      You are not required to outright discuss osteopathic medicine in your AACOMAS personal statement. I chopped my AMCAS personal statement down to meet the character limit for AACOMAS. Save the "Why DO?" response for secondaries and interviews.
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