"THERE ARE SO MANY STEPS in applying to medical school, and the AMCAS application is one of the first and most significant.
In addition to the personal statement and writing about extracurricular activities, AMCAS, or the American Medical College Application Service, asks various biographical and demographic questions. One specific question to applicants is if they consider themselves disadvantaged. A lot of applicants struggle with this question and whether or not they should identify as such.
What does it mean to be ‘disadvantaged’ when applying to medical school and how should this difficult question be approached?