This is my preprofessional advisory committee personal statement, which can include the following: " Issues addressed may include the following topics: 1) motivation for medicine as a career, 2) areas of interest in medicine, 3) circumstances indicative of some hardship or adversity, 4) socioeconomic background, 5) race and ethnicity identification, 6) first generation to attend or graduate from a university, 7) responsibility for the care of others or the rearing of children, 8) experience of other cultures and the human condition." one thing I am including is the fact that during Hurricane Rita, I stayed and worked at the hospital, which I intend to put as part of #3(with other bits). My main question however is whether or not I should include the fact that my efforts right out of high school weren't my best, but I have definetly improved myself in ALL respects(academically, extra-curricularly, working, volunteering, etc). Now, I didn't do badly; I just didn't do as well as I could have(senioritis and all). Thoughts?