Now that it's getting close to Thanksgiving, we're running a contest to hear advice you've received that you're most thankful for! This can be any type of advice and the advice with the most reactions will win!
I'm in the process of writing an institutional action explanation for the AACOMAS app. It was an institutional dismissal due to the quality of my grades at the time. I was under academic probation for two quarters, and subsequently dismissed when I failed to show improvement. Since the expulsion, I took a year off from academics, and then went on to graduate and complete 140 units of a DIY postbacc with a 3.8 gpa for these last units.
Now, the personal crisis I had at my undergraduate institution strongly ties to my interests in medicine and why I would like to become a physician. I've mentioned this crisis and my reasoning in my personal statement.
How would I address my IA statement? Do I summarize the issues highlighted in my PS and add it to this statement? Or will a quick 4-5 sentence explanation be sufficient?
Do adcoms read personal statements in conjuction with IA statements, or do different people read each section?