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Personal Statement--Please Help

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by PAGuyana, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. PAGuyana

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    Approximately, how long does the personal statement have to be (in words or pages)? Thanks.
     
  2. baylormed

    baylormed On the Search
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    There's a sticky at the top of our forum, I'm sure you'll find useful information there.

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  4. Captain Fantastic

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    5300 characters including spaces

    My first draft had 5300 characters and then I realized I hadn't considered the spaces. In reality my PS was 6400 characters. It was very hard to trim that sucker down!
     
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    PAGuyana

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    characters? words?
     
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    i heard that if you ask for an special allowance they will let you write another 1000, but you have to call amcas to get it done ;)
     
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