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Deviate426

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Hi guys,

I am currently applying to medical school this cycle and I have a quick question about my personal statement that I'm hoping someone might be able with. I was diagnosed with Crohns disease in 2008 and that played a big role in why I decided to pursue medicine. I planned on including this fact in my PS but I worry that having a chronic illness may somehow be held against me. Is my worry warranted or would I be fine bringing it up in my PS?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Mention it, but don't make it the focus of your essay. The family physician I had been shadowing has ulcerative colitis, but it was apparent that much larger personal matters swayed him to pursue medicine.
 
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