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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by DOMb, Oct 18, 2006.

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  1. DOMb

    DOMb 10+ Year Member

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    am i suppose 2 type in my name, soc sec, addy, or can i jus write those in and type the essay? or do u guys advise typing it in because a couple of my secondaries came in the mail and im not able to adobe it. Thanks for your comments =)
     
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  3. HemaOncoDoc

    HemaOncoDoc One Step At A Time 10+ Year Member

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    Type it. Get a type writer or try to find them online. Many of them have one online such as UMDNJ.
     
  4. CuttinEmUp

    CuttinEmUp Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    type it if you want it to be considered by the adcom
    write it if you want it to end up in the trash can
     
  5. Darch

    Darch 5+ Year Member

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    umm...i wrote my name, social etc and typed the essay and i got interview invites to all of the DO schools I applied to...

    sooo i dont think mine ended up in the trash?
     
  6. Soccer885

    Soccer885 Senior Member 2+ Year Member

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    I also wrote on one of my applications and was accepted to that school! I was in the first group of people to get an interview. Other ones that I wrote on I got interview invites that I have not been to yet. When the applications have been online or on the computer I have typed in the info, but when they are mailed I have been writing them in. I don't think it is a big deal. I also KNOW that if you write in your info, your app will not get tossed in the trash!
     
  7. erleichda

    erleichda Guest

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    Typing is more professional, but I think it's okay to neatly print name, ss#, etc. Definitely type the essays. Good luck.
     
  8. MJB

    MJB Senior Member Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    There was one that I tried and tried and tried to type after converting to adobe, but it just didn't work out. I decided to fill out the name, etc...by printing, and then any essays, I typed up and marked the section "see attached".

    It was amazing how much difference there was in the applications and their ease of use.
     
  9. jkhamlin

    jkhamlin Joe Cool resident 10+ Year Member

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    If you can fill it out on your computer, definitely do that. If it is too difficult (no one has a typewriter these days), write it NEATLY. I hand wrote my KCUMB one, and I got accepted, so I doubt they threw mine away. :rolleyes:
     
  10. dr.z

    dr.z 10+ Year Member

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    I typed it using a type writer.
     
  11. Hexanol

    Hexanol 5+ Year Member

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    i think that sums it up. no adcom is going to throw away your application just because you hand wrote it. Typing would be preferred but handwriting your name and soc #, as long as its neat, will not hurt you in any way.

    I personally hand wrote all of my applications, typed all my essays, and still got interview invites and acceptances. so don't worry goodluck! :luck:
     

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