SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hello! I wanted to talk with fellow applicants who have a parent or other family member already in the business. My dad and uncle are both surgeons. So, they have allowed me to shadow them intensely in hospital rounds, office visits, and surgeries even letting me scrub in and get alot of hands on experience. I have also been able to get many additional shadowing experiences in other fields I was interested in like radiology and oncology. I am very nervous about talking about in interview and on application- really do not want to come across as "my dad's a doctor so accept me" I also feel weird describing all the cool things I have been able to do as a result. I want to come across as thankful + humble and in no way arrogant. So how are approaching mentioning your family in your application?