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Should I include disadvantage in personal statement (when I already mentioned it in the disadvantage section)?

RipSpamilton

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Hi all,

I'm currently on, what it seems like, my 1000th revision of my personal statement and was wondering if it is worth including my disadvantages (when I already mentioned it in the adversity section of amcas)?
 
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Hi all,

I'm currently on, what it seems like, my 1000th revision of my personal statement and was wondering if it is worth including my disadvantages (when I already mentioned it in the adversity section of amcas)?
The PS is for Who am I? and Why Medicine?
 
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xMikeyDay

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Personally, I chose to minimize mentioning my disadvantaged status in my PS (only mentioning it briefly in one of my anecdotes).
I think the disadvantaged section is enough. I would only mention it if it was a legitimate part of your path to medicine.
 
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I had a PS based on my background but it didn't properly address medicine so I scratched it. I feel like you're only given one really long essay about why medicine whereas you can mention adversity in multiple places
 
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