I'm 3 semesters from graduating, so I'm thinking seriously about putting together my application in the next few months. What I'm not sure about is my personal statement. I have a lot of things I can say, a lot of things that I feel make me a better person and make me worthy of the chance to be a doctor. But... I don't want to come off sounding "poor me." I'm not asking these questions because I want attention, but I really do want to know where to start in incorporating what happened to me into a ps. I do think that my background makes me better able to understand certain people and situations--neither of my parents finished college, I grew up on under $24k/year, lived in an RV for 2 years, ran away not once but 3 times from my abusive mother, lived on my own when I was 16 and I'll still be graduating at the age of 20 with at least a 3.5. Not to mention my husband was in Iraq for a year >.> . So, my problem... what do I put in my statement? How am I supposed to explain myself to a med school when my story is just... crazy?