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MD/DO applicatns regarding essay

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    Hello Everyone,

    I was just wondering if the AMCAS and the AACOM essay question for the primary application is the same and if so, should I just copy and paste the same essay for both applications?
     

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      amcas is 5300 characters (including spaces, etc.) and asks why you want to go to medical school..the osteopathic one is fewer characters and asks pretty much the same question..i copied and pasted my essay from amcas to the aacomas and had to adjust it quite a bit to get it down to the specified number of characters.
       
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        i didn't change it a bit besides shortening the length..i think the aacomas is more of a "why do you want to be a doctor" sort of question, but i used the same essay for both and got acceptances to both allopathic and osteopathic schools..must have done something right. :)
         

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          Hello Everyone,

          I was just wondering if the AMCAS and the AACOM essay question for the primary application is the same and if so, should I just copy and paste the same essay for both applications?


          are you referring to the personal statement? or is this something different.
           

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            For some reason the character limit of 3000 pops into my head for AACOMAS. It is available today at 9:30 a.m.

            2 years ago these were the limits, don't know if they've changed:
            AACOMAS was 4500 (w/spaces)
            AMCAS was 5300 (w/spaces)

            I was able to trim my AMCAS down to fit into AACOMAS, the topic matter is sufficiently open to interpretation that you may use the same essay.
             

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              2 years ago these were the limits, don't know if they've changed:
              AACOMAS was 4500 (w/spaces)
              AMCAS was 5300 (w/spaces)

              I was able to trim my AMCAS down to fit into AACOMAS, the topic matter is sufficiently open to interpretation that you may use the same essay.

              these numbers are still the same
               
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