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ok this is a middle school question - but i'm still asking - how long do you think is a reasonable length for the md/phd personal statement? i was thinking of trying to keep it at ~2 - 2.5 pages including "research experiences, why md/phd, and objectives". i have about 2.5 major research experiences to explain. is my "less is more" philosophy not appropriate at this point?

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Sounds quite reasonable to me and that should fit within most school's requirements.
 

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"Less is more" would be appropriate. If you can fit it onto a page your application reviewer will love you. (You don't necessarily need to talk about everything you've done -- you can always include a list of your abstracts/publications, but just discuss the most relevant ones in your personal statement.)

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Yeah, I only described in detail the major project I worked on. A second lab where I only spent 6 months was basically a sidenote. I would keep it short and sweet.

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hmm good points - i think i'll stick to my two major experiences. coolio. anybody else? just curious - when did you md/phders get your sh*te together? secondaries would be a breeze except for this personal statement thing. all's well though.

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I was always told 1 page, single spaced, normal margins, size 12 font. That’s for MD. Could be diff for MD/PhD
 

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MD PS word limit is 5300 characters. MDPHD PS word limit is 3000 characters. Research essay word limit is 10,000.
 
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