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27 12, 2022

3 Ways to Stand Out During Your Medical School Interview

2022-12-27T16:37:44-05:00

Medical school interviews can be nerve-racking. There’s no denying that. And most applicants would agree that they feel this way about them– at least in the beginning when you are just starting out and have less experience doing them. Medical school interviews are a key part of the admissions process, and with thoughtful preparation and practice, they can really help you stand out from other applicants. Just like the other portions of the admissions process, your medical school interviews deserve time and preparation. (So, don’t overlook this step!) Here are three ways to stand out during your medical school interviews… [...]

3 Ways to Stand Out During Your Medical School Interview2022-12-27T16:37:44-05:00
6 12, 2022

5 Residency Interview Tips

2022-12-01T15:30:24-05:00

You’ve spent months preparing paperwork, doing research, taking your board exams, and submitting your applications—and it’s finally time for your residency interviews. These interviews give you the chance to find out more about the programs you’re interested in, as well as giving those programs a chance to really learn more about you.   Knowing how to prepare and what to anticipate during these interviews will only give you more confidence during these meetings.   So in this blog post, we want to talk about what to expect during your interview day and give you 5 tips to help you [...]

5 Residency Interview Tips2022-12-01T15:30:24-05:00
15 11, 2022

How NOT to Stress During Interview Season

2022-12-01T15:32:04-05:00

How to manage your stress during interview season The time spent waiting between submitting your medical school or residency application and hearing back from your schools can be stressful! For most, it can feel like an eternity because of all the effort and time put into preparing, researching, and then submitting your primary and secondary applications. It's interview season now for both medical schools and residency programs, and there's still plenty of time for you to be offered school/program interviews. Try to stay patient and remember the best thing to do during this time is to prepare for your [...]

How NOT to Stress During Interview Season2022-12-01T15:32:04-05:00
1 11, 2022

5 Essential Medical School Interview Tips

2022-12-01T15:31:49-05:00

If you've made it to the interview stage of the medical school application cycle, congratulations! Most schools only offer interviews to candidates they are seriously considering for admission. And, final admission decisions usually weigh heavily on your interview performance. But don't stress! Remember, admissions committees already know your credentials. They do interviews to know what kind of person you are, and so they can discover how you communicate with others. In addition, they want to identify candidates with maturity, empathy, and superior interpersonal skills. Interview policies and processes may differ from school to school; but overall, most committees are [...]

5 Essential Medical School Interview Tips2022-12-01T15:31:49-05:00
5 10, 2022

How To Develop And Tell A Compelling Life Story Throughout Your Application And Interviews

2022-10-05T19:33:10-04:00

Your GPA, research, MCAT scores and extracurriculars can all help you stand out in medical school applications, but what’s the easiest way to stand out and be remembered?    It’s to tell your compelling life story.    A narrative-based approach to your medical school application will convince admissions committees to want to learn more about you. And not only are we talking about in your personal statement here– but your entire application can and should tell a cohesive story about who you are, how you got to where you are and why you want to become a doctor. Even [...]

How To Develop And Tell A Compelling Life Story Throughout Your Application And Interviews2022-10-05T19:33:10-04:00
20 09, 2022

Preparing For The Unexpected In Your Medical School Interview

2022-09-06T20:53:05-04:00

The medical school interview is one of the most important steps of the application process. It’s essential that you understand what to expect, what to wear and how to prepare for the unexpected question that may (and probably will) come during at least one of your interviews.   There are several different kinds of interviews including in-person one-on-one interviews, video interviews and multiple mini interviews (MMIs). Remember, while you’re being quizzed, it’s also a good opportunity for you to ask questions, tour the campus and learn more about the program.   How to prepare for your interviews   First [...]

Preparing For The Unexpected In Your Medical School Interview2022-09-06T20:53:05-04:00
16 08, 2022

Mentally Preparing Yourself for Med School Interviews

2022-08-12T14:23:04-04:00

Once you reach the interview stage of medical school admissions, you can concentrate your efforts on making sure you nail them. After all, you’ve completed your MCAT, essays, and volunteering. You’re well on your way to finishing your senior year pre-med. Now, the only thing standing between you and that acceptance letter is your interview Your medical school interviews determine what the rest of your life looks like, and preparation is everything. Even though interviews don’t start until later this fall and go into the winter, beginning your preparations months in advance can make the difference between being offered placement [...]

Mentally Preparing Yourself for Med School Interviews2022-08-12T14:23:04-04:00
2 02, 2022

How To Use Code Blue Essays’ Clinical Experience Journal To Level-Up Your Clinical Experience!

2022-01-31T22:26:27-05:00

Imagine the following scenario: An anxious pre-med student walks into her first day shadowing a family practice physician. Immediately, she thinks, “This is what I want my future to look like!” She spends 3 hours meeting clinic staff and interacting with patients. Today is her first experience in a clinic, and it’s a little overwhelming. It's also enthralling! She leaves knowing that her decision to pursue a pre-med degree is validated, and she is excited to return for her next shift. As time passes, her clinical experience whizzes by, and she can look back on it as a success. She [...]

How To Use Code Blue Essays’ Clinical Experience Journal To Level-Up Your Clinical Experience!2022-01-31T22:26:27-05:00
21 12, 2021

Looking Ahead: Assembling Your Medical School Application 

2021-12-01T14:38:56-05:00

Part 2: Other Application Preparation  Earlier this month, we spotlighted extracurricular activities that you might pursue to complete your medical school application. In this blog, we’ll discuss other ways you can get ahead in the application process now.   Get organized  To complete applications fully, you will need to know the specific requirements of the medical schools you choose. As such, you need to compile a list of your preferred medical schools. The AAMC reports that the average medical school student applied to 18 schools for the 2021-2022 cycle. Use this time to explore what factors are most important to you [...]

Looking Ahead: Assembling Your Medical School Application 2021-12-01T14:38:56-05:00
2 11, 2021

11 Ways to Answer the Most Overlooked Medical School Interview Question 

2021-11-02T12:33:38-04:00

Medical school interview season continues, which means we are back with another round of need-to-know information to help you make it through your interviews without a hitch. When preparing for an interview, medical school hopefuls spend a lot of time getting introspective. After all, interviewers will likely ask students all about themselves. They’ll ask about work experience, motivation, and classes. There’s one question, however, that you may have overlooked in all your preparation. The question? “Do you have any questions for us?” Good interviewees are prepared for this question, and after this blog post, you will be, too! Below, we [...]

11 Ways to Answer the Most Overlooked Medical School Interview Question 2021-11-02T12:33:38-04:00

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