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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
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
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
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
26 07, 2022

Secondary Essays for the 2022-2023 Season: What To Expect

2022-07-13T11:41:25-04:00

At Code Blue Essays, it's our job to prepare you for everything the application season sends your way. Now that it’s July, we turn our focus squarely to the secondary essays you must complete for your medical school applications in the coming weeks. In terms of relative importance, secondaries are no more or less “important” than your primary applications, but getting a secondary application shows that a school wants to get to know you a little bit better and decide whether you are a good fit for their programs.  Secondaries are unique because due dates vary – some are not [...]

Secondary Essays for the 2022-2023 Season: What To Expect2022-07-13T11:41:25-04:00
13 07, 2022

Staying Organized During Application Season

2022-07-13T11:27:45-04:00

When you are a pre-med student, you likely understand how difficult it is to juggle many different aspects of your life all at the same time. You’ve been pursuing academic excellence, clinical experience, and a way to retain your sanity by the time you reach the summer of medical school applications. It takes impeccable organization to make the pieces of your life “fit,” and this organization is even more important once you reach the moment when it’s time to apply to medical school.  Well, for many of you, application season has arrived, and you are poised to put all of [...]

Staying Organized During Application Season2022-07-13T11:27:45-04:00
1 03, 2022

3 Questions Admissions Committees Ask When They Review Your Application 

2022-02-28T14:41:10-05:00

Medical School Admission is getting more and more competitive: 62,442 students applied to medical schools last year for a total of 22,666 spots. With applicants each applying to an average of 18 schools, admissions committees have nearly 1.1 MILLION applications to look at. As an applicant, the mystery lies in what those admissions officers want in an ideal candidate. At Code Blue Essays, we can unravel that mystery by revealing the three questions admissions committees ask when they review your application:  1) Can you make it through medical school and succeed?  The first question admissions committees have is whether a [...]

3 Questions Admissions Committees Ask When They Review Your Application 2022-02-28T14:41:10-05:00
15 02, 2022

Your Personal Statement: Where To Start?

2022-01-31T22:39:03-05:00

If you are planning to apply to medical school, you probably know that your personal statement is one of the core components of your application. Along with the unique experiences on your CV, your personal statement makes you an individual during the admissions process. With more than 60,000 applicants in 2021-2022, and even more expected for the 2022-2023 application cycle, your personal statement is prime real estate for you to sell yourself. It’s the one place where you can speak directly to admissions officers.   Simple, right? At Code Blue Essays, we think it can be simple to write a great [...]

Your Personal Statement: Where To Start?2022-01-31T22:39:03-05:00

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