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How much can you talk about a person who you helped in the hospital in your personal statement (without violating the HIPAA law)? I wanted to write about an individual going through a chronic illness (and my journey with them), but not sure how much detail I can provide about them.
 

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You should never use the patient's name, the hospital at which they were treated, the city, or any information that would identify the patient. If you would like to use a name, then pick a random one, and put it in quotes the first time that the name is mentioned (eg, "Jane").
 
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