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Gastrin

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Hey guys,

I wrote my personal statement to a length of one page as per previous years' ERAS page setup.
However, it is coming out to be half a page on this ERAS at 700 words.

I am kind of freaking out! Do I need to make it longer?

I know the longer it is the less they will read, but doesn't half a page look too short?
 

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    Hey guys,

    I wrote my personal statement to a length of one page as per previous years' ERAS page setup.
    However, it is coming out to be half a page on this ERAS at 700 words.

    I am kind of freaking out! Do I need to make it longer?

    I know the longer it is the less they will read, but doesn't half a page look too short?
    I would kiss the applicant who submitted a half page PS.
     

    Hakuna Matata

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    Hey guys,

    I wrote my personal statement to a length of one page as per previous years' ERAS page setup.
    However, it is coming out to be half a page on this ERAS at 700 words.

    I am kind of freaking out! Do I need to make it longer?

    I know the longer it is the less they will read, but doesn't half a page look too short?

    Wondering this exact same thing! Mine is closer to 500 words, not quite 1 full page in Word. In ERAS it comes to about 1/2 a page....
     

    HelpPleaseMD

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    that should be fine. mine is 700 words, going to cut it to 500ish
     
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