SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Check here if you have ever had a misdemeanor or felony charge. In the interest of full disclosure, please expound on ANY felonies and/or misdemeanors. If in doubt as to whether an offense should be disclosed because you believe the charge to be irrelevant or expunged, it is better to disclose the offense on the application. Avoid some of the common excuses the committee has heard from people who fail to disclose, such as: 1. My attorney told me I didn't have to disclose the criminal conduct or disciplinary actions. 2. I didn't think the prior conduct had anything to do with the profession. 3. I didn't think the disciplinary action, arrest, charges or convictions was still on my record. 4. I didn't think it was subject to disclosure because I received a deferred sentence/judgment. 5. I had the offense expunged from my record. Please be advised that a false response may be grounds for denial. Use the space below to briefly explain: Describe briefly any experiences and/or skills that have made you more sensitive or appreciative of other cultures or the human condition. (3500 character maximum). The honor code for the Texas A&M College of Medicine is: "A Texas A&M medical student is a professional who exhibits leadership, honesty, integrity, compassion, respect and self-discipline." Please briefly discuss what activities or personal attributes demonstrate best that you would be a good custodian of our honor code (3500 character maximum). Describe any circumstances indicative of some hardship, such as, but not limited to, financial difficulties, personal or family illness, a medical condition, a death in the immediate family or educational disadvantage. (Do not leave blank. If not applicable, please so indicate. The character limit on this essay is 3500). OPTIONAL QUESTION: List the area (or areas) of medicine that appeals to you and briefly explain. (Limit your explanation to 50 words or 250 characters for each area of interest you list.) Do not leave blank. If not applicable, please so indicate. The following section is for MD/PHD applicants only. Briefly describe any new research accomplishments. (Do not leave blank. If none, please indicate. Briefly discuss any other new information or experiences that you would want the MD/Ph.D program committee to know. (Do not leave blank. If none, please indicate) Good luck to everyone applying!