In the AMCAS application, you will have up to 15 categories to choose from when listing your various experiences. The experience areas will range from “Research” and “Paid Employment” to “Military Service” and “Paid Employment – Not Military”, etc.
When typing in this information, it is important for you to ensure that you have indicated the start and end date of each activity as well as the number of hours per week that you participated in the experience. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to describe the experience and in doing so, you may want to approach the description similar to that of a resume. In general, when describing your experiences, it is an opportunity for you to list the responsibilities that you had and not to write about what you learned from that experience.
From your 15 experiences, you will have the opportunity to indicate up to 3 of your experiences as “Most Meaningful Experience”. Here you will be given additional space to share why this was a meaningful experience and what you gained from that experience. Treat the “Most Meaningful Experience” as a mini essay on that one experience.