since this particular complication will continue to affect your ability to study, it might call into question your suitability for medicine. if you have solid stats it might not be a problem, but i don't see how it would help you.Ross434 said:good idea? for essays and such?
I figure, if you have the stats, it already shows them you have what it takes. But if it could be used as a way of talking about overcoming adversity and finding out about yourself, i mean, everybody likes that.. hehscrappysurfer said:since this particular complication will continue to affect your ability to study, it might call into question your suitability for medicine. if you have solid stats it might not be a problem, but i don't see how it would help you.
More people probably had a family illness or a parent/relative that was a doctor than had add.melimi said:way too many people "suffer from" ADHD now a days for it to make u "special" in any way
What if its really a major part of who you are and really influenced how motivated you are and is evidence of being a hard worker that is not afraid of seemingly impossible challenges. Plus, disciminating against people for medical reasons is illegal. If he had such great scores, why didnt he raise a fuss?Wilbury said:A pre-med advisor told me about an applicant who wrote his PS about how he was diagnosed with clinical depression when he was ten yo and then overcame it through college. He had great scores and was rejected everywhere. Next year he did not mention it and got into several schools. Go figure. It's obviously not ADHD, but the're may be a parallel there. Keep down possible red flags.
Ross434 said:I think a lot of people here look down on ADHD as not being that big of a thing (after all, EVERYONE apparently has it), when in actuality, people who truly have the disorder have really come a long way just to apply to medical school. Its more of a deal than a lot of people here want to believe. Maybe its because they think its a cop out or something.
I don't know about that. I made straight A's all through high school and on every humanities coures I took in college, but I struggled with sciences. I was and am premed so not doing well in the sciences was a real problem. I studied for hours and hours for exams-with other people, by myself, in quiet places, with a tutor - following every bit of advice I could get, to no real avail. I managed to pull Bs and a couple of Cs on every science course I took. I couldn't understand it. At the very end of my senior Spring in college, it was finally suggested I talk to a learning specialist to see if anything else was going on with me. A diagnosis of mild ADHD finally reconciled how I could study for so long and so hard, without the focus and efficiency to really LEARN the material and recall it on the exams. This was both fantastic and devastating news.lfesiam said:ADHD is a no go on the essay, try something positive