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does anyone know the word limit one has on the personal statement writing???
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There is no limit.

But it's recommended that you limit your PS to a maximum of 400 words.

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Default 400 or 800 or 1000?

400 seems too short - that's half a page.
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There is no limit.

But it's recommended that you limit your PS to a maximum of 400 words.

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Really? How could someone in 400 letters write about why choosing medicine, why I want to train in certain program, and what contributions to the program can be made?

In FA for match, the example PS are about 710-730 letters.
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Yeah. StepTaker might have got this wrong.

The recommended word count is 600-800

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