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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
27 12, 2022

A tool every medical school student needs…

2022-12-27T16:34:22-05:00

As a medical school student there is always so much to learn– some say it’s like getting fed information from a firehose! Fast, furious and so much information at one time! No college course can prepare you for the intense studying and learning you’ll have to do, and it’s common for many students to feel overwhelmed, anxious or even frustrated during the first year. Have you ever felt you are missing crucial information? Or that you might not be remembering everything you need to be? Luckily, there are many resources and books that can help you! And one of them [...]

A tool every medical school student needs…2022-12-27T16:34:22-05:00
20 12, 2022

How To Write, Edit And Submit A Compelling Secondary Essay

2022-12-01T15:41:46-05:00

Last year there were more than 60,000 medical school applicants! In total, 23,711 were accepted, resulting in an acceptance rate of 38%!   The medical school application process naturally weeds out applicants. After you submit your primary application, most schools will send out a secondary application, which includes a request for secondary essays.   From here on out during the process, the applicants begin to narrow (and your chance of acceptance hopefully just increases).   Secondary essays are crucial to getting through to an interview, so here are a few of our top strategies for writing your secondary essays… [...]

How To Write, Edit And Submit A Compelling Secondary Essay2022-12-01T15:41:46-05:00
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
18 10, 2022

5 Secondary Essay Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

2022-10-25T20:51:58-04:00

Sometimes the number of secondary applications you receive can be overwhelming, but it’s important to take them seriously and avoid taking short cuts or making mistakes because you are hastily trying to submit them.    Since secondary essays are such an important part of the application process, in this blog post we want to talk about 5 of the most common mistakes students make so you can avoid them.   Here are 5 secondary essay common mistakes…   1. Waiting for the request to start writing. If you’ve submitted your primary application and are waiting to get a request [...]

5 Secondary Essay Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them2022-10-25T20:51:58-04:00
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
8 09, 2022

3 Of The Most Common Secondary Essay Questions And How To Answer Them

2022-09-06T20:51:46-04:00

Filling out and submitting all of your primary medical school applications is quite the accomplishment, however don’t let out that giant sigh of relief too early because you will have even more essays to write!   Medical school secondary essays are usually required and are meant to provide the schools with more specific information about you and whether you’re a good fit for their program. The questions are generally geared towards the specific mission, requirements and goals of the program.   Each school will have their own secondary requirements– some asking for one or two essays and others asking [...]

3 Of The Most Common Secondary Essay Questions And How To Answer Them2022-09-06T20:51:46-04:00

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