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  1. It's literally illegal to advertise a fulltime office assistant position as volunteering or shadowing.
  2. This isn't shadowing. This is admin work.
  3. MarineCorps99

    NAQ - Overcoming adversity

    I can see your point, and thanks for conveying it respectfully. I think expecting future physicians to be empathetic to patients is absolutely reasonable. But expecting future physicians to be overly cautious in explaining why they should not trivialize a personal crisis by putting it on an application (I'm of the belief that some things should not be used for personal gain) to a medical school applicant, in my opinion, is a bit of a stretch. I said to not "milk it," that comes with 0 negative intentions. That's a neutral statement. The fact that it could be perceived as a negative statement in which I should re-evaluate my career as a physician is actually beyond me lol
  4. MarineCorps99

    Chance me PLEASE!

    3.6 is a bit lower than 3.9 "Harsh but true" Source: am med student, also can do basic math
  5. MarineCorps99

    NAQ - Overcoming adversity

    Except it has nothing got to do with empathizing. It has something got to do with putting experiences on an application that arguably don't "fit," and decreasing the credibility of all the other entrances. I've gone through lots of family deaths myself (lost both grandparents and an uncle), but I wouldn't put it in the application. I think my hardships, especially if it's related to death, don't deserve to be on an application that's used to further my career. It seems everyone's making character judgments about me though, so I think it's best to leave it where it is. Best of luck to OP, and if you guys want to put down that you lost family, a dog died, or got bullied as a kid or something, all power to you I guess. I'm out.
  6. MarineCorps99

    NAQ - Overcoming adversity

    Looking at your post history I'd say the same. I am btw lmao
  7. MarineCorps99

    NAQ - Overcoming adversity

    Saying: "OP adding a tramautic life experience might be milking it" is abrasive?" Okay lol. You guys are right, just write it on your application, it's a great tremendous hardship that you overcome and you are so brave. This really shows a lot about the challenges you overcame, and deserves a spot honestly probably at the top of your application. Good luck, you're going to become a great physician because you know the hardship of losing your wife's sister.
  8. MarineCorps99

    NAQ - Overcoming adversity

    And thank you for your input. I'll also be honest with you - I would suggest not to ask for other's opinions if you don't really want to hear them. If you even asked this question on the forum, I would think that you were doubting the decision to include it in your app, no? And that's why you wanted to ask what other people thought? If I were reading an application and someone mentioned a hardship as an extra-curricular, I would be suspicious. But I guess you've made your mind up about including it in your application, best of luck. Sincerely sorry if it came off as a lack of empathy, I was more trying to be honest.
  9. MarineCorps99

    Chance me PLEASE!

    It was the first post I saw on this site. You're welcome.
  10. MarineCorps99

    NAQ - Overcoming adversity

    Yeah but I think taking care of your siblings is an actionable thing that you took time to do, right? Isn't coping with a family death more of something that you do passively, rather than actively? I would say if you came up with certain coping activities (meditation, yoga, etc.) and put a spin on it saying that the activity was DRIVEN by the personal crisis, it would be an effective EC. But just saying you went through it, I think is a stretch. Like for example if I slipped a disc while gyming, or broke a leg or something, and it caused me a lot of pain + I had to take time off from classes/work harder to catch up, would I put that down as a extracurricular? What about being robbed? Yeah you might argue that that's a bit shallower than what OP said, but shouldn't it still count as an adversity if it caused me actual harm, and was an obstacle I had to get over? It's a slippery slope, isn't it? I think there's probably an argument to put nearly anything down as an EC, but there exists the potential of the observer (who will try to be as objective as possible, but keep in mind that reading an application is SUBJECTIVE by definition), starting to question the authenticity of your other entries because of a few "bad" ones. Either way it doesn't really affect me, but just some food for thought. Good luck with your app OP!
  11. MarineCorps99

    NAQ - Overcoming adversity

    Doesn't matter. I don't think applicants should write about every single hard situation they faced. Like I'm pretty sure everyone at the age of 20 has had a family member that's passed away, got bullied, went through depression, etc... These are significant life events, but it doesn't show that you would be a good doctor, does it? Imagine how dumb it would be if everyone just wrote about every single hardship they faced. If it matters, I think OP should put it in the section where it asks about if extenuating life circumstances affected their performance, but including it in the NAQ seems like a stretch.
  12. MarineCorps99

    NAQ - Overcoming adversity

    Sort of sounds like you're milking the situation. Unless it caused actionable changes in your lifestyle, I wouldn't include it...
  13. Your GPA will limit you. Your ECs are spectacular.
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