Barring something exceptional, does the 'degree' of accomplishment or participation matter or just that it was done/done well?

What I mean to ask is that, removing anything amazing such as the preverbial cancer cure, being a Navy SEAL, or being a nurse in a low income hospital first etc, do adcoms consider the level of accomplishment/participation or just that it was done? For example, with leadership activities do reviewers notice and take into account if you were, say, the president of an international org as opposed to president or VP of a campus club? Both are leadership, both impressive but I would say the... Read more
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Source: Current Opinion in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY: Edited by Brigitte Widemann Source Type: research
Purpose of review The issue of fertility preservation has become increasingly relevant as survival rates of children with cancer exceeds 80% at 5 years. Fertility preservation options are being utilized alongside less gonadotoxic therapeutic regimens in the treatment of these patients. The purpose of this review is to summarize the recent advances in fertility preservation in the pediatric, adolescent, and young adult population. Recent findings Education research involves both patient and provider; to increase understanding on both sides for improved adoption of techniques and higher rates of posttreatment fe...
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