solid snake

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Dec 26, 2001
Visit site
Status (Visible)
Is it ok if we have high school experiences that influence us to become doctors to write about it in our personal statements?

With if it's the bulk of your experiences?


I think it's fine to write about it if that's where your desire to enter medicine came from. Be sure to include anecdotes from college that illustrate why you're still interested in medicine or how you came to further realize this was what you wanted to do, etc.


i had an important experience for myself from the summer before college - and i think it works ok. but yeah - i would write about recent stuff as well. i'm not sure how far back i would dig though - 9th grade might seem a little dated.
About the Ads


Veteran Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Aug 6, 2001
Status (Visible)
If it's the reason, then it's no problem at all to put it in. They're looking for the motivation, whether that came recently or a few years back. No big deal.


Super-Duper Member
15+ Year Member
May 24, 2002
Visit site
Status (Visible)
  1. Attending Physician
I know one of the things that influenced my desire to become a doctor is my father's battle with various health problems. He's had both cancer and a serious head injury prior to me entering college. Did you also have some experiences in college where you furthered your interest in medicine?
This thread is more than 18 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.
About the Ads