Cadet133

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Is it dishonest to state in your PS you want to work in an urban area for all the urban hospitals you apply to and say you want to work in rural area for all the rural hospitals?
 

one11

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No. Nobody cares. If an urban hospital liked you and you liked the hospital thats good. They won't reject you because you submitted another personal statement to rural hospitals. It is always good to be honest, but be carful, the whole match thing can be a little tricky, many applicants received love emails in the past that they are being ranked number 1 , but during the match day they were ranked to their number 8!. Always stick to what "YOU" want and what"YOU" believe is best for "YOU", because believe me... everybody (other applicants and programs) are doing it.
 

woo

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Obviously it is dishonest. Thats basically the definition. Now if your asking is it fine if you do that...
 

IMPD

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Make sure you put the correct statement with the correct program. This is the main drawback of all this personalization. Lots of chances for error. The errors are the problem.
 
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mcl

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I don't think it's dishonest if you would be perfectly happy in either setting. There's no issue with optimizing your chances for consideration as long as what you write is true. But as IMPD said, be careful to link the correct statements with the corresponding programs.