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
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
7 12, 2021

Looking Ahead: Assembling Your Medical School Application 

2021-12-01T14:30:34-05:00

Part 1: Extracurriculars For students looking to apply to medical school in 2022-2023, now is a perfect time to step back and think about how you’ll make sure your application is truly exceptional. One portion you should focus on fine-tuning during this time is how your application will reflect your body of volunteer experience as you have prepared for medical school.  Clinical Experience  Traditionally, medical school applicants should have between 100-150 hours of clinical experience. Recently, students have seen chances to obtain experience disappear because of COVID restrictions in facilities. Now, students need to make the most of the opportunities [...]

Looking Ahead: Assembling Your Medical School Application 2021-12-01T14:30:34-05:00
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
21 09, 2021

Questions You Should Expect to Answer in a Medical School Interview 

2021-08-27T16:19:42-04:00

With interview season right around the corner, your time to prepare is here. Code Blue Essays is here for you when it comes to comprehensive interview prep! Interview Genius helps you build the skills for a flawless interview season. Going into your preparation, knowing your responses to certain question types can make all the difference! Your interviewers have already “seen” you on paper, but this is your chance to impress them in person, so start by mastering the following common questions:     The resume-based question   Medical School interviewers love to ask questions about your application package to dig a little deeper. For [...]

Questions You Should Expect to Answer in a Medical School Interview 2021-08-27T16:19:42-04:00
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
7 06, 2017

Medical School Admissions Application Tips

2017-06-07T23:05:47-04:00

  Medical school application season has begun. If you are hoping to enroll as a medical student next fall, you will need to ensure that you submit an excellent medical school admissions application this year. Every year medical schools around the country reject thousands of people. Schools overlook many of these people not because of lack of aptitude; but because they made errors in the application process. Conversely, it is possible for a less talented but tenacious student to achieve admission to medical school if they are smart about how they apply. This article will discuss some of the most [...]

Medical School Admissions Application Tips2017-06-07T23:05:47-04:00
19 01, 2016

How Your Personal Statement Can Help You on Interview Day

2016-01-19T15:43:01-05:00

  When you are scheduled to interview with a school or program, chances are you will feel a mixture of excitement and anxiety. Although it may seem like your interviewer is one with all the power, they are actually in an uncomfortable position as well. They need to make a good impression and sell their program to you, the applicant. Therefore, most interviewers will want to develop a rapport with you during the interview process. […]

How Your Personal Statement Can Help You on Interview Day2016-01-19T15:43:01-05:00

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