Category: Interviews

Medical Ethics Questions - 4 Pillars of Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics Questions: What You Need To Know For Your Interview

Prepare You For Your Medical School Interview Ethical Questions Written by: Neha Dronamraju If you’re unprepared, stressed out, and coming up close on a medical school interview, we’ve got you covered. This blog post covers a significant component in med school, residency, and healthcare interviews: medical ethics questions. With each

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What To Bring To A Medical School Interview: 5 Essential Things

What to Bring to a Medical School Interview: 5 Essential Things

Our Cracking Med School Admissions team members have been interviewers for Stanford Medical School, residency programs, and scholarships. And, we’ve prepped several students to ace their medical school interviews.  Mock Interview Packages Each year, we get a number of questions about what to wear to your medical school interview and what to

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MMI Interview Questions and Answers for Medical School

MMI Interview Questions and Answers  Contact Us Love it or hate it, the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) has gained considerable traction in med school admissions, and chances are that you’ll likely undergo at least one MMI during your interview season. The MMI differs from the traditional interview in that it

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Medical school interview attire

Medical School Interview Attire

Medical school interview attire There’s been quite a bit of debate in other non-medical industries lately about medical school interview attire. With the surge in technology-related startups where people dress
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No medical school interview invites? What can you do next?

No medical school interview invites? AMCAS application – check.  Secondary essays – check.  Now it’s the long waiting game of hearing back from various medical schools for the coveted interview invitation.  But what if the application cycle is not going according to plan? What if you are still waiting for

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Medical School Secondary Application Med School Admissions

3 Tips to Schedule Medical School Interviews While Abroad

3 Tips to Schedule Medical School Interviews While Living Abroad The Cracking Med School Admissions team members were actually living abroad while applying for medical school. We know it can be tricky – and expensive – to fly back and forth to the United States for medical school interviews. Scheduling

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how to write an autobiography for medical school

How To Write An Autobiography For Medical School

Among all medical school secondaries, the autobiography prompt is likely one of the toughest to write. This prompt asks applicants to describe their previous background and life experiences in one cohesive essay often rivaling the length of a personal statement. Schools which ask for autobiographies in their secondaries include Vanderbilt

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Building a premed resume that stands out

Building A Premed Resume That Stands Out

Whether you are first starting out in college and looking to apply to research or volunteering positions or preparing your application to medical school, making sure you have a premed resume that stands out is essential.  While you may have had a resume that you used in high school, a

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Why this medical school secondary essay example - Cracking Med School Admissions Success Tips

“Why this Medical School?” Secondary Essay Example

Medical schools want to recruit students who embody their institution’s values and would quickly thrive once accepted. One way to prove that you fit this criterion is by writing an outstanding “why this medical school” secondary essay. This prompt asks you to explain why you are applying to a specific

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Premed Timeline - Planning Your Medical School Application

Premed Timeline: Planning For Medical School Applications

If you want to become a doctor, you need to understand the medical school application timeline and create your own premed timeline.  This includes planning your courses,  strategizing your extracurriculars, and preparing your medical school application. In this blog post, we detail important tips every premed student should know in

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CASPer test tips from the Cracking Med School Admissions team

CASPer Test Tips: Here’s What You Need To Know

What is the CASPer test? CASPer, or “Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristic,” is a test required by certain medical schools used to assess your personal and professional reasoning skills. The test is designed to measure certain core competencies specified by the AAMC including teamwork, cultural competency, ethical responsibility, communication,

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How To Write A Personal Statement For Medical School

How To Write A Personal Statement For Medical School

Your medical school personal statement is an opportunity to display your character traits, ambitions, and narrative in a way that your extracurriculars and academic metrics cannot. With 5300-characters to answer the prompt “use the space provided to explain why you want to go to medical school,” many pre-meds fail to

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Premed Spotlight - Biotech Research Internship

Premed Spotlight: Biotech Research Internship in Japan

Written by: Nicholas Nguyen, Northeastern University Hitachi Central Research Lab in Japan During my senior year of college, I worked at Hitachi’s Central Research Laboratory, a biotechnology company, in Japan. My main project was the Lumione, a device capable of measuring biological contaminants in medicine. Just the year prior, I

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BS MD Programs

BS MD Programs: Everything You Need To Know

One option for attending medical school is to get accepted into a BS MD program or BA MD program. This blog post will go over a lot of information about both options so that you can determine whether applying to a BA MD program or BS MD program is right

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How To Shadow A Doctor - Tips from Cracking Med School Admissions

How To Shadow A Doctor

One important aspect of your medical school application should be clinical experiences. One common way premeds learn about different specialties and experience the doctor-patient relationship firsthand is through shadowing doctors.  Shadowing a doctor is a great way to learn about the practical realities of medicine while showing medical schools your understanding

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how to write an autobiography for medical school

How To Write An Autobiography For Medical School

Among all medical school secondaries, the autobiography prompt is likely one of the toughest to write. This prompt asks applicants to describe their previous background and life experiences in one cohesive essay often rivaling the length of a personal statement. Schools which ask for autobiographies in their secondaries include Vanderbilt

Read More »
Building a premed resume that stands out

Building A Premed Resume That Stands Out

Whether you are first starting out in college and looking to apply to research or volunteering positions or preparing your application to medical school, making sure you have a premed resume that stands out is essential.  While you may have had a resume that you used in high school, a

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Why this medical school secondary essay example - Cracking Med School Admissions Success Tips

“Why this Medical School?” Secondary Essay Example

Medical schools want to recruit students who embody their institution’s values and would quickly thrive once accepted. One way to prove that you fit this criterion is by writing an outstanding “why this medical school” secondary essay. This prompt asks you to explain why you are applying to a specific

Read More »
Premed Timeline - Planning Your Medical School Application

Premed Timeline: Planning For Medical School Applications

If you want to become a doctor, you need to understand the medical school application timeline and create your own premed timeline.  This includes planning your courses,  strategizing your extracurriculars, and preparing your medical school application. In this blog post, we detail important tips every premed student should know in

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CASPer test tips from the Cracking Med School Admissions team

CASPer Test Tips: Here’s What You Need To Know

What is the CASPer test? CASPer, or “Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristic,” is a test required by certain medical schools used to assess your personal and professional reasoning skills. The test is designed to measure certain core competencies specified by the AAMC including teamwork, cultural competency, ethical responsibility, communication,

Read More »
How To Write A Personal Statement For Medical School

How To Write A Personal Statement For Medical School

Your medical school personal statement is an opportunity to display your character traits, ambitions, and narrative in a way that your extracurriculars and academic metrics cannot. With 5300-characters to answer the prompt “use the space provided to explain why you want to go to medical school,” many pre-meds fail to

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Premed Spotlight - Biotech Research Internship

Premed Spotlight: Biotech Research Internship in Japan

Written by: Nicholas Nguyen, Northeastern University Hitachi Central Research Lab in Japan During my senior year of college, I worked at Hitachi’s Central Research Laboratory, a biotechnology company, in Japan. My main project was the Lumione, a device capable of measuring biological contaminants in medicine. Just the year prior, I

Read More »
BS MD Programs

BS MD Programs: Everything You Need To Know

One option for attending medical school is to get accepted into a BS MD program or BA MD program. This blog post will go over a lot of information about both options so that you can determine whether applying to a BA MD program or BS MD program is right

Read More »
How To Shadow A Doctor - Tips from Cracking Med School Admissions

How To Shadow A Doctor

One important aspect of your medical school application should be clinical experiences. One common way premeds learn about different specialties and experience the doctor-patient relationship firsthand is through shadowing doctors.  Shadowing a doctor is a great way to learn about the practical realities of medicine while showing medical schools your understanding

Read More »