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Word Limit

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by JennieLeigh, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. JennieLeigh

    JennieLeigh Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2002
    Does anyone know what the world limit is on the personal statement? (for the online application)

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  3. AnnaA

    AnnaA Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    I can't quite remember, but I know it goes by characters and not words. I know it was a lot shorter than the limit for the amcas.
  4. JennieLeigh

    JennieLeigh Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2002
    This just needed a bump! Any ideas on word limit?

  5. andrea

    andrea 10+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2001
    I don't know the exact #, but I can say this: I started out with a beautiful and great expository on why I wanted to be a doc, it was probably 1.5 pages single space 10 pt. But by the time I was done with the online app, it had been slashed to half it's original size. Eeeeek. Good luck!
  6. Flea girl

    Flea girl Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    I think the limit was 350 characters. Don't hold me to that, but I am pretty sure that was the limit.
  7. DrMom

    DrMom Official Mom of SDN Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    I don't remember how many characters/words were *allowed*, but I really played around with mine in the online app until it fit. You can always substitute shorter words for longer ones so that you don't have to cut too much content. It may not be as elloquent, but it will still get your point across.

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