Differences Between MD (AMCAS) and DO (AACOMAS) Applications

Differences Between MD (AMCAS) and DO (AACOMAS) Applications

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If you are applying to medical school, you maybe applying to both DO and MD schools. While the applications are relatively similar, there are a few differences in character counts/limits for the DO application to keep in mind while you are drafting your essays and activities sections! Here’s a real quick guide for your review that highlights the differences!

ApplicationPersonal Statement Character LimitActivities Character LimitMost Meaningful Activity Limits
MD (AMCAS)5300 characters (including spaces)700 characters (including spaces)3 can be selected as a most meaningful activity. You’ll have an additional 1325 characters for these
DO (AACOMAS)4500 characters (including spaces)600 characters (including spaces) Not applicable

As always, if you need help through your MD or DO application, MedSchoolCoach is here!

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