Okay, thanks. It just seems like a combination of URM and first gen college grad would be even more of a push toward making your application stand out.I asked this question before and, from the answers I've gotten, being a URM "helps" you a lot more than being a first generation college student. Note that I say "helps" as a purely statistical word and have not taken historical and institutional disadvantages into account.
Being a first generation college student is still a minor plus. Students without either parents having at least some college education who make it to the interview stage are (according to the answers I've gotten) not common and might even be a rarity.
It probably does. But whether this is a mere "additive" push or "symbiotic" push (where both together is worth more than each individually together) is something I don't know and I don't think even matters.Okay, thanks. It just seems like a combination of URM and first gen college grad would be even more of a push toward making your application stand out.
Hi there, while I'm not an insider on the matter, I can share my interview experience with you. I'm an ORM first generation college student from a working class background. This was indicated on my application and I talked about the numerous hardships I had to overcome to get to the interview seat. Most interviewers brought this topic up and discussed it in depth with me. Some even expressed to me how rare it is to have a candidate with my background applying to medical school and getting to the interview stage.I searched, and was unable to find any relevant threads. How does this help you (if any at all) if you're 1) URM, and 2) Non-URM? Thanks in advance!