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10+ Year Member
Apr 11, 2006
In a time warp
Attending Physician
Just wondering what everyone thinks about entering EC descriptions. Should it be in resume style where the subject is omitted, or should it be more of a narrative style?

For example, if someone was writing about a poster presentation that they gave at a conference, would they write:

"I presented a poster..."


"Presented a poster..."


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10+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2005
I did everything in narrative using the active voice. I chose to say "I did this" and "I did that" because, to me, it sounded better and seemed more personal. I talked about what I did and why/how often I did each activity. For those not mentioned in my personal statement, I gave a quick snapshot what I learned or gained from the experience.

That said, just pick whichever one you like. I doubt there is any one definitively correct way--just make sure that whichever format you choose, it should present you positively and not contain any egregious grammar or spelling mistakes.
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