Personal Statement Question.

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I was told that mentioning that you grew up with relatives who were doctors is a good thing to put on your PS. Is this a good idea?

I suppose it shows that you were introduced into medicine a long time ago and have some experience with the profesion.

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It's good to mention because medical schools will think "ok, so this guy/gal probably knows what he/she is getting into in terms of long hours, stressful work, etc..."

Don't dwell on it though... you want them to know that you're not just interested in continuting a family legacy.


Gracias, I was not going to mention it at all because it was something I was born into and did not achieve. But it is an advantage. I will mention it and definately not dwell on it.