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Using abbreviations in the personal statement

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by armybound, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. armybound

    armybound urologist.
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    I did run a search on this, so blah.

    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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    armybound

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    o rly?
     
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