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Question ERAS Work Experience; Phrases and Bullets!

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according to a kaplan webinar the work experience should be filled in as phrases not complete sentences eg
worked as an intern in XYZ hospital, duties included history taking etc, not full sentences like i worked at xyz, my duties there included etc

i am asking coz the CV is made from the work experience so if the work experience is in phrases or even bullet form how will the CV look?
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kaplan is right. better in phrases,not complete sentences. complete sentences and explanation must be done at personal statement (i did attend that webinar too).
i tried it in bullet form but it was automatically formatted back to phrase form.
try clicking on the 'view CV html' on the 'application tab', you'll see what i mean.
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but is it a disaster if you write in complete sentences ....will it ruin the impression?
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but is it a disaster if you write in complete sentences ....will it ruin the impression?
definitely no, it will not ruin it. that's fine.
the only reason it's better to have it in paraphrases is: to make it neat, short since it's a formal sheet & PDs already knew what were doing on the experience you mentioned eg. post grad internship, clerkship, externship, etc. its just to recap them with what you did.
don't worry, your still good if you have it in sentences.
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I think it does not matter how you write it as long as you go straight to the point.
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