If you are applying to medical school through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service®* (AACOMAS®), you can submit your application soon!
What are the major differences between AACOMAS® and The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®)?
1) The AACOMAS® personal statement can be up to 4500 characters (including spaces) whereas the AMCAS® personal statement can be up to 5300 (including spaces) and explicitly state “why DO.”
2) AACOMAS® experience descriptions are 600 characters (versus 700 for AMCAS).
3) Letters of Reference should be sent directly to osteopathic medical schools rather than to AACOMAS®.
Visit the AACOM® website for more information: http://help.unicas.com:8888/aacomasHelpPages/instructions/index.html
Also, be sure to read page 55 of The MedEdits Guide to Medical School Admissions.