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Personal statement question

Bigdoc12452

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Hi everyone

In my personal statement, I talk about an experience cutting off a tendon on a patient's hand. It was during primary care shadowing and a minor 2-minute thing. No anesthesia or lidocaine. My question is whether I should include this or not. My pre-med counselor said to take it out because I technically can't do this type of stuff without a medical license. But another physician whose on an admissions board said he liked it and it would be fine to include. does anyone else have any advice on this? Please let me know and thanks in advance
 

squids82

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If it adds to the story, I don't see a problem as my physician (with consent of the patient) allowed me to do some minor stuff during shadowing as well.

@Goro Would have a much better idea on this than me though
 
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