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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MCATBUSTER, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. MCATBUSTER

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    when it comes to overcoming adversity type of questions... can I talk about an adversity I had to overcome to come to the US and study premed and hopefully medicine? I mean I was raised in a war ravaged area but I dealt with this adversity during middle and high schools, however, when I came here to the US at 18 life was much less complicated ( I can't think of a real adversity that I faced living in the US; I guess I can talk about the need of finding new friends and adapting to new culture but I honestly don't see this as an adversity but as the normal part of life; people move around). Will this make a difference; not discussing an adversity during college but earlier in life?
     
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  3. ppfizenm

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    Talk about adapting to a new culture or the war ravaged area
     
  4. NickNaylor

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    Secrets to this type of question:

    1) Don't whine
    2) Demonstrate growth/development
    3) Link to traits that are advantageous for a physician

    All of these things have as much to do with how you write and present the situation as they do with the situation itself.
     

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