OK, I need advice on a couple of points here with my personal statement. Firstly, I don't have any volunteer hospital experience, but I became a premed after I was the family member in charge of looking after my grandmother while she was dying of cancer. I've spent a lot of time on hospital wards, and I talk about all of this in the statement. Would it be a good idea to say something like "I know most applicants will have volunteered in a hospital, but I have seen what it is like to be a patient" just to directly address that issue? Secondly, I rewrote the MCAT with a 32P to go up to a 38-40Q. Should I talk about why I rewrote, or do they care about that at all? Should I also talk about why I am reapplying MD/PhD? (it's a very long and boring story - I didn't know internationals could do MD/PhDs, so I just applied MD at schools that offered financial aid to Canadians in the hopes of doing an MD/PhD on my own). I don't know if they would care about something like that, but I suppose it might illustrate my dedication to the program. Thanks y'all!