I have to answer a question about my inspirations for becoming a physician. The truth is that I initially became inspired because of my family members and how much they seemed to love their careers. Of course I also shadowed other doctors and had other experiences in college that confirmed for me that I wanted to do this as a career, which I will explain in the essay. My problem is that everyone I talk to tells me not to mention that family members are doctors including my classmates and my advisors because it "does not look good". I really do not understand this. How does it not look good if you explain that your family members are doctors and that is why you were inspired to become one. So now I guess I am expected to just not mention this critical part of my life that explains how I became interested in medicine?