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For AACOMAS: Average number of volunteer/extracurricular experiences

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by bdvz, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. bdvz

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    Hi, I haven't applied yet, but I was checking out the AACOMAS application recently, and just to see the maximum number of "community service/volunteer/extracurricular" experiences you could list, I typed in "test" and came up with at least 31 possible experiences. What is the usual number of entries people put here? Thanks.
     
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  3. DrWily

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    I put in around 13 entries, including some hobbies of mine.

    Real service I have about 8 including shadowing experiences. Don't really need a set amount of experiences, or even hours.. Just show long-term commitment.

    2 hours a week over one year is better than 8 hours a week for 3 months.
     
  4. bdvz

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    Thanks! Congrats on your interviews, I have a low GPA too and your app gives me hope :)
     
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    It all depends. If you have a guy or girl that volunteered 3 years, 3 hours a week at a community clinic and did 1.5 years of homeless shelter volunteer 2 hours a week, it's better than the kid that volunteered at 6 different activities for just 4 months each for 2 hours. Being consistent is a huge plus. Getting a letter from a place where you were consistent is a bigger plus.
     

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