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Mentioning that you were influenced by family members in your PS

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by bozz, May 11, 2008.

  1. bozz

    bozz 2+ Year Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    For me, it's true. Is it a good idea to mention it and then explain how youas long as you explain how your "childhood desire" actually became serious due to experiences X, Y, and Z?

    It would just be a shame to leave that out just b/c of what the adcoms might think.
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  3. ChubbyChaser

    ChubbyChaser Yummmy 2+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2007
    I say go for long as you make it clear that they didnt pressure you into it.
  4. Cegar

    Cegar 7+ Year Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Definitely. I would wager that parental support was a large factor for many people in medicine - including the adcoms. I would have no reservations about including it.
  5. 186321


    Jan 29, 2008
    I talked about my family in my PS. I specifically mentioned that three of my relatives are doctors, so I've been exposed to both the positive and , more importantly, the negative aspects of medicine my whole life. I think its important to let schools know that you don't think you'll be some praised medical god who drives a Porsche, has three houses, and plays golf three times a week.
  6. ChubbyChaser

    ChubbyChaser Yummmy 2+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2007
    speak for yourself!

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