A large portion of my personal statement is going to involve talking about a patient from a foreign country I did medical interpreting for. I've already mentioned to the patient (a teenager) and his mother that I was thinking of using their story in application to medical school and they were 100% supportive and actually excited about it, giving me full permission. My question is this: am I allowed to use the patient's name? It would save a ton of characters if I did and make the flow of the PS itself much better, but I will be describing the details surrounding his case which are pretty unique and could likely be considered identifying. If not, how would I best go about talking about him? Say "I interpreted for a patient from _____ country and his mother" and from then on refer to him as literally "patient x?" If I can, would I need to get written consent from his mother and somehow upload that with my application? Thanks!