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    AUC application essay (s)

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    Hey guys, in the process of applying. In the application package, we must write an essay that has to be 750 words, but on the website it says:

    • A completed application form available online or pdf
    • A recent photo (2" x 2").
    • A non-refundable Application Fee of U.S. $100 payable to American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.
    • A brief personal essay regarding an applicant's medical career expectations typed on one letter-sized page (8½ x 11). In concise terms, applicants should summarize the development of their interest in medicine, their goals in pursuing a medical career, and personal attributes that qualify them to be a physician. They must also briefly describe the skills and values they believe a physician should possess in order to practice medicine in the 21st century. Lastly, they must summarize how their experiences to date demonstrate an acquisition and possession of those skills and values. Essays should be limited to 750 words.
    • A chronological listing of educational, employment history, and volunteer experience since graduation from high school typed on one letter-sized page (8½ x 11).


    My question is that the essay for #4 is the exact same as the essay in the app package and you have to do #5 in the package as well. Do I just have to turn in the same essay or are these steps fulfilled by doing the app package? Thanks!
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    Application fee went up from 75$ to 100$? Interesting.
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    Call MEAS to be sure, but almost certain it's just one essay.

    Is it really surprising that AUC fees are going up?
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    Thanks, they are the same essay so I will send it in 2x, just wanted to be sure.
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    Do you mind me asking why you didn't just do the application online?

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    I am doing it online. Step 1 is to fill out the app online, step 2 is the photo and so on.
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    Oh, ok. You were talking about the application package and sending in letters twice so I was confused (and still am to be honest)

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    Lol, guess I wasnt too clear. Ok I filled out the online application as it said for me to do. The next step is to submit a photo and the step after is to submit the essay, but this essay is the exact same one that i was asked to write in the online package. Do I need to submit it again?
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    So, referring back to the "application procedures" list: Numbers 1-5 are part of the online application. They should have given you a part to upload a picture straight to your online application. Everything thereafter is what you need to take care of outside of the online procedure (letters of rec, transcripts, etc.) You, personally, won't be mailing anything to MEAS assuming you did the full online application. The only thing left to do is give the address to the people writing your LORs and the school for sending the transcripts.

    At least, that's what I did and I got in haha. But seriously, I'm pretty sure that's all that is required of you. I would recommend double checking with MEAS if you have any questions. They're very helpful and respond pretty quickly through e-mail.

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