If you are applying to medical school, you may be 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!
|Application||Personal Statement Character Limit||Activities Section||Most Meaningful Activities|
|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)||5300 characters (including spaces)||600 characters (including spaces)||Not applicable|
As always, if you need help through your MD or DO application, MedSchoolCoach is here!