Ace your medical school interview by being yourself
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Applying to medical school is one huge investment. From the application fees, student loan applications, and anxieties of waiting to hear back from the schools you applied to, it's all very stressful. But, it all seems worth it when you get that email or letter inviting you to an interview at your dream medical school. Although it seems as if you've gotten the golden ticket and that your acceptance letter is just around the corner, it is important to treat each interview as a chance to lose that acceptance letter. This might be a stretch of reality, but always expect the worst and hope for the best, right?
Medical schools only schedule interviews with roughly 20% of their applicants. So, if you get that coveted interview, it is because the admissions committee has gotten to know you through your application, personal statement, and secondary essays and they liked what they saw. You got that interview because of who you are and the experiences you have had. So, instead of going into the interview with the "cookie-cutter" mindset of just saying what admissions committees want to hear, walk in with your head held high and be yourself. They wouldn't have invited you to an interview if they did not think you belong there!
We know application season is stressful. For more advice and more detail on the interview process, click "read more" below. #NeverApplyAlone and let us know if you have any questions or comments below! Good luck, future doctors :)
Last Updated June 13, 2018
- Alexander Doctoroff YES! I love this. Definitely helps take some of the stress off.