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Medical Should I use my experience with hearing loss in residency personal statement?

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Oct 14, 2011
  1. Academic Administration
Right before medical school started, I lost hearing in my right ear. It's been a challenge to work through in medical school, but I ended up doing very well in both testing and in rotations. Should I make this the topic of my personal statement to show my personal experience with disease/medicine and tell a story about adaptability and resilience?
What does your student dean suggest? I wouldn't mind a little more context on when it really mattered...
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