Using abbreviations in the personal statement

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armybound

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When writing the PS, is it ok to use abbreviations for terms they'd probably be familiar with like EMT and ICU, or BS (the degree, not the other thing)
 

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Things like EMT, ICU sound fine to me. I wouldn't use any medical abbrevations though.
 

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I can't imagine they would mind especially for common medical related acronyms but if you have the space might as well treat it like a journal article. In that case, identify the abbreviation initially as in, "When I worked in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)..." and from that point use the abbreviation.
 
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