Nafis64

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Trying to stay within character count is hard for some secondary essays, and I'm curious if we can just give the acronym of a disease especially if we mentioned it already in our AMCAS experiences section and personal statement. Like ADHD, TB, CGD? I assume they would them anyways but i wrote the whole thing out to be safe, but now I need the space. What do you guys think?
 

BlueElmo

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I think ADHD, TB etc. are pretty well known. Abbreviating them is fine.
I agree those are fine. For esoteric disease names, you might want to write out full names for the first time then use acronyms.