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Question about awards on application

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Premed2003, May 21, 2002.

  1. Premed2003

    Premed2003 Senior Member
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    I'm sorry about these separate posts. I keep leaving my computer and then thinking of another question to ask <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" /> :rolleyes:

    I have received some awards (state and national etc), and I'm not sure what I should put in the description. Should I quote what the award is for? For example, one of them is specifically for community service and the program given at the ceremony lists how the recipient was chosen . Should I write: I received this award blah blah. The recipient is chosen for "...." In between the quotes I would write what the program said about what the award recognizes?

    Or should I write something else for the description? I'm not really sure :(

    Thank you
     
  2. mpp

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    That sounds fine.
     
  3. Toejam

    Toejam Terminal Student
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    You should probably leave out the "blah blah".

    Otherwise, I think that's the way to do it.

    I just said "Award for Academic Excellence" and as a description I put "Received a $1000 award for academic achievement, which helped reduce my student loan"...or something like that. Remember, you don't want to bore them or break your humerus congratulating yourself.
     
  4. RLMD

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    Just put "Award for ......"
    Then add the necessary description. I dont think its necessary for it to be too wordy. I wouldnt worry about it too much either, its something you can clear up in your interview if you need to.
     

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