10+ Year Member
- Jun 11, 2010
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If your academics are fine, the TBI will NOT be an issue.I had a mild traumatic brain injury during high school that greatly changed my life and would demonstrate my determination, resiliency, and adaptability amongst other things. I have no significant impairment now and would feel comfortable discussing the experience in an interview. However, I have been given some feedback from my advisor that mentioning this in my personal statement could lead to an unintentional bias against me since many people have a picture of what a person with a brain injury is like and it could negatively affect my application. I know that legally there can be no discrimination of a person with a disability, but, would it be better to leave this out and instead speak about a different experience? I also plan on incorporating a long-term volunteering experience and a clinical experience into my personal statement as well.
Let me know if there's any further information you need to provide guidance and thank you in advance!