To all great minds out there, What do you think medical schools are looking for when they ask the applicants to describe themselves as one of the questions on the secondaries? Do you think they wish to see a synopsis of how one's life experiences led him/her to medicine? If the kind of things one has done may be used as predictors of future performance in medical education and practice? Or may they want a person's side that has nothing to do with medicine? Without a doubt, most of us are so commited that our major personality trait is love for medicine. Would you chose to emphasize that fact to med. schools or would you opt for describing yourself as much as human person as possible? I am really struggling with that one! Any advise/opinion will be appreciated.