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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
19 10, 2021

Waiting for Interview Invites? We’ve got you covered. 

2021-09-23T13:34:31-04:00

Waiting for Interview Invites? We’ve got you covered.  It’s late October, and many medical school hopefuls are on pins and needles waiting for the coveted invitation to interview. If you submitted secondary applications at the earliest possible opportunity, it is likely that you have been waiting months at this point for an interview invitation. The uncertainty can be nerve-wracking! After sending out secondary applications, waiting on an interview invite leaves applicants feeling anxious, but more importantly - powerless. There is nothing left to do but wait. Or is there? Here are three things you should have on your to-do list [...]

Waiting for Interview Invites? We’ve got you covered. 2021-09-23T13:34:31-04:00
5 10, 2021

10 Tips for Virtual Interview Success 

2021-09-22T10:47:30-04:00

10 Tips for Virtual Interview Success  With medical program interviews being mainly conducted virtually for the 2021-2022 season, Code Blue Essays is here to provide the tips you need to find success in the digital world. We are dedicating this blog to the essential guidelines for conducting yourself before, during, and after a medical school interview done in the virtual realm.     Preparing for the interview  1) Collect All The Information You Can Collect all the information you can, just as you would in a non-virtual interview. You’ll want to know which platform the school utilizes for interviews and whether [...]

10 Tips for Virtual Interview Success 2021-09-22T10:47:30-04:00
7 09, 2021

4 Reminders As You Prepare For Your Medical School Interviews  

2021-09-07T16:28:14-04:00

As we approach AAMC interview season, things still look a little different from previous years. Due to the circumstances, medical school interviews will all be virtual again for the 2021-2022 cycle. Going into your interview prepared is always a top priority, so here are four things you should remember as you prepare to face this phase of your application process.   They Already Like You   When a medical school grants you an interview, there is a good chance – around 50%, depending on the school – that they will offer you admission. During the interview, they want to know that you like them [...]

4 Reminders As You Prepare For Your Medical School Interviews  2021-09-07T16:28:14-04:00
6 07, 2021

6 Qualities that Will Get You Into Medical School 

2021-06-30T14:55:27-04:00

You’re applying to medical school after years of hard work and determination, but what version of “you” do you put forth? Medical school admissions committees are looking for certain qualities in a prospective student -- some expected, and some surprising. Here are six characteristics that medical schools typically look for in an ideal candidate:  Grit/determination Medical school is grueling. There is no doubt about it. Admissions officers want the students they select to succeed in the classroom and become a doctor. They want to know that a prospective student has what it takes to make it through all four years of school [...]

6 Qualities that Will Get You Into Medical School 2021-06-30T14:55:27-04:00
17 08, 2020

Understanding the AAMC VITA Interview

2020-08-17T21:44:12-04:00

Understanding the AAMC VITA Interview Although everybody has been affected by COVID-19, the medical school application cycle has been particularly disrupted. As a result, students who are seeking admission to medical school for the 2021 school year are facing unexpected changes. Recently, the AAMC announced that it would be offering a video interview for medical schools, the AAMC VITA tool. Although video interviewing is great from an infection-control standpoint, it is much different from a traditional in-person interview. Your ability to understand and adapt to this new format will increase your chances of success. What is the AAMC VITA? The [...]

Understanding the AAMC VITA Interview2020-08-17T21:44:12-04:00

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