How much medical knowledge should I assume application readers will have?


2+ Year Member
May 26, 2016
Medical Student (Accepted)
Why waste words explaining your condition? Your essay should be focused on why it was a challenge, how you overcame it, and how you've grown from it, especially in regard to characteristics that will cause you to excel in medical school. I'd use one sentance to describe the name and condition.
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The Gimlet Eye
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Sep 4, 2006
The Other Side of the Portal
How much background medical knowledge should I assume my essay readers will have?
You may be screened by physicians, but you might also have science PhDs, Stats and Ethics faculty, administrators, office staff, etc, so don't get too technical.
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