The Parts of Your Medical School Application

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There are many different components that go into a complete medical school application. Learn what these pieces are, why medical schools ask for them, and what each part says about your qualifications as an applicant.

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Work and Activities

In section five of your AMCAS application you'll have an opportunity to highlight up to 15 separate Work and Activity experiences, including: extracurricular activities, medically-related experiences and exposure, employment, volunteer work, internships, and/or research.

You may also identify up to three of these Work and Activity experiences that you consider to be the most meaningful. This designation will allow you an additional 1,325 characters to explain why this experience was particularly meaningful to you.

The transformative nature of your experience, the impact you made while engaging in the activity, and the personal growth you experienced as a result of your participation.

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