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well, of course, they are super important in my life but I dunno if I should talk about them in the statement. I guess PDs want to see my physician side and not my mom side...
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well, of course, they are super important in my life but I dunno if I should talk about them in the statement. I guess PDs want to see my physician side and not my mom side...
if it has somehow affected your path to residency in a wonderful way or if it was the reason why you have arrived to your specialty of choice, then i guess its worth mentioning. that wud be a unique story. (example: your kid has illness & you did evrything to get cured, or got close w/ the child's MD & got inspired, etc.)
but if it's only sort of descriptive about the type of mother you are or how a good mother you are or how you raised your kids, then it might be better not putting it in.
hope this helps. good luck.
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If it is to explain a gap in your resume, I guess it's more probable than not that it would help.
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thank you. neither is the case, so I won't mention them. One of my LOR writers did anyway, so if they read my letters, they will know..
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I realized that my daughter accounts for a 1-year gap in my CV postgrad. should I include her in PS?
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I realized that my daughter accounts for a 1-year gap in my CV postgrad. should I include her in PS?
Ya, you should explain your gaps. You can say you took a year off to be with your daughter or whatever...
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