Be as personal as you need to be to show your love of medicine and why you want to be a doctor. Of course, use your best judgment. There are some things which I probably do not have to mention that would not be appropriate, but what you have mentioned seems valid. Just remember that you have a limited amount of space so make sure to include the most important information or just concentrate on things that you feel are important in your decision to pursue medicine. I had to cut out a few experiences but I felt my PS flowed better and really captured my view and love of medicine. You should also try to explain any questionable things on your application like a bad freshman year or a bad semester due to family or health problems. PM me if you have any more questions.Dr. N said:I was wondering how much of personal info is appropriate to give away in your personal statement? family? kids? age?