On my PS, am I making papercuts sound like a severed artery?

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got the answers needed, so I deleted. thank you
 
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Put them all down if you want. However, whining isn't looked highly upon. Focus on your achievements and why you want to become a doctor (how your experiences shaped you).

I mean, it's certainly impressive, but you shouldn't make it the FOCUS of your personal statement. It should be mentioned, though.
 

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props. you should be proud of your hard work
 

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does any of it answer "why i want to be a doctor?" a sob story for the sake of a sob story is not going to be read with kindness..
 
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true, that's why this is only going to be one paragraph. I am going to talk about how much I loved volunteering at hospital and other places. And this is going to be one paragraph. next paragraph is about how much I love gaining knowledge.
 

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keep in mind the PS limit is 5300 characters. 잘해봐.
 
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I am looking at these again, and it's not answering the question about why I want to become a doctor. Then how do I mention any of these in my primary ps? I certainly do not want to whine or complain, and I also think a lot of applicant have taken this level of challenge in different ways.

My friend was from a poor family, so he had to work 40 hours a week while he was doing premed. He made 4.0 GPA, wrote 3 publications and got 33 on MCAT, and he is in med school now. I am just a spoiled child compared to this guy.

Perhaps I can put them on my secondaries only if they ask.
 
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You could say that it taught you how to function under a lot of stress.
 

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We have lots of people who can read/edit your PS. I suggest you get a wide variety of opinions.