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How to separate similar work/activities on AMCAS

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by woltej1, May 15, 2014.

  1. woltej1

    woltej1 2+ Year Member

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    Say I've worked as a CNA for a couple different places, do I split them up based on the companies or is it all one experience since it was under the same title. Or shadowing, if I shadowed different specialties far apart time wise are these 2 separate entries or 1 entry?
     
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  3. LizzyM

    LizzyM the evil queen of numbers Faculty SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    For a similar job at multiple locations, I'd list the job title, the most recent location, the dates of the jobs, and in the description say something like "Employed at Hillside Home, 5/12-9/12, and Shadyside Nursing Home 5/11-8/11."

    With shadowing, it looks like padding to make separate entries. I've usually seen people just put the total number of hours and the dates and then say something in the description such as "Shadowed a pediatrician, orthopedic surgeon, general internist, and a neurologist. Observed clinical exams, and orthopedic surgery."
     
  4. woltej1

    woltej1 2+ Year Member

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    So it's better to be on the side of caution and clump than to make it look like you're trying to max out your experiences? Also, is it bad if you don't put down 15 experiences? For my research, I did a poster based presentation, do I separate this from my actual lab research entry?

    Is there a guideline about this on the forum somewhere that I can reference so I don't need to ask a bunch of questions. It's not that I haven no idea, just would rather have a little extra confidence in my app.
     
  5. LizzyM

    LizzyM the evil queen of numbers Faculty SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    Posters are a separate category from research so it is legit to split. Too much splitting of things that are of the same category can look like padding.
     
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