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Old 08-06-2012
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Question How to mention an open-ended aspiration in the Personal Statement?

I've learned that it's often a big mistake to mention a specific aspiration in the personal statement, because it might conflict with the program capabilities or goals, and so you may lose potential interview calls. So it's suggested that you keep your options open by listing a vague/open-ended aspiration, but how can that be said? For instance, I'd like to say that I would be okay with either a hospitalist track or a fellowship track, and I don't prefer any of them over the other.

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Anyways, why would I have to be able to say what I will want to do in 5 years from now? to phrase that I will make my choices (in a few years, not now!) based on the impressions I have during residency?..
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