Over Thanksgiving I had a chance to talk to some relatives that I hadn't seen in years. To make a long story short, I found out that I am part Cherokee Indian, an "Under-represented Minority," or URM, in the medical field. This is important in that having a URM status WILL make you MUCH more attractive to prospective med-schools. I have already been accepted to LECOM & PCSOM on the merits of my applications, but my top choice schools are PCOM & UMDNJ, mainly for proximity reasons, but both are outstanding programs, and I have heard from neither as of yet. Should I, or even could I, use my newfound URM roots to gain an upper-hand at these schools? Let me know your opinion on this ethical dilemma.