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How to answer tell me about yourself medical school interview

How to answer “Tell me about yourself” Medical School Interview Question

Medical schools receive thousands of applications for very limited spots in their incoming class every year. Many medical schools try to understand their applicants’ journeys and narratives. They often pose open-ended questions during an interview, including Tell me about yourself? and What will you contribute to our medical school? These questions are designed to highlight

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MMI Questions and Answers: Strategies and Tips to ace your medical school interview

MMI Interview Questions and Answers for Medical School

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. You will be evaluated based on your responses to the respective prompt. It favors quick thinking and adaptiveness, and although the station

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What to do if you have no medical school invites

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 to hear back from many medical

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Medical School Financial Aid Guide

Medical School Financial Aid Guide

The average debt reported among medical school graduates in 2018 was $241,600.[1] It has become increasingly important for medical students to be financially literate in light of rising tuition costs and costs of living. With many medical students coming from wealthier families, this number is likely to be even higher for those independently financing their

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Medical School Application Timeline 2021 - 2022

Medical School Application Timeline 2021

With medical school applications opening soon, it is imperative to plan ahead and start early to maximize your chances of receiving an acceptance. In this post, we outline a definitive Medical School Application Timeline 2021 with all of the information and dates you need to keep in mind if you want to apply next cycle!

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Medical school interview attire

Medical School Interview Attire

Congratulations! You received a med school interview invitation because you are being strongly considered.  After all the preparation and hard work, you surely wouldn’t want to decrease your acceptance chances, especially on a pretty simple basis such as dress code. We often get asked how to dress for a medical school interview. Below are med

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Medical school interview thank you letter

Medical School Interview Thank You Letter Examples

After your medical school interview, it is considered best practice to send thank you letters to your interviewers, students you interacted with, and/or the Admissions Office staff if they were heavily involved in the interview day. Since handwritten letters are rare in our digital age, thank you emails are equally appropriate. In this blog post,

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Questions to ask your medical school interviewers

43 Questions To Ask Your Medical School Interviewers

While many applicants think of the medical school interview as a one-way interaction, the truth is that successful applicants will often turn the interview into a two-way conversation. Your ability to pause and listen in order to connect with others is as important during an interview for medical school as it is when seeing patients

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Top 10 Current Events You Need To Know For Medical School Interviews

Top 10 Current Events You Need To Know For Your Medical School Interview

Here are the top 10 healthcare current events you should know for 2020 COVID-19 Healthcare Disparities and Black Lives Matter Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Prescription Drug Pricing Mental Health and Physician Burnout Abortion and Contraception Cultural Differences and Expectations of Medical Care End-of-life Care Opioid Crisis Artificial intelligence and applications to healthcare   Why should

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Residency interview thank you letter

Residency Interview Thank You Letter Examples

The growing consensus regarding residency interview thank you notes is that most program directors (PDs) won’t respond to your thank you letter. Many might not even have the chance–or time–to open them. During the 2019 Emergency Medicine Residency Association (EMRA) Resident forum, some program directors admitted that the pile of ‘Thank Your envelopes tends to

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Residency Interview Tips

5 Residency Interview Tips and Hacks To Use On The Interview Trail

5 Residency Interview Tips to Rock Interview Day How you perform on residency interviews is absolutely crucial to matching into your top residency choices.  In this blog post, medical school student Andrew Park shares his insights about the residency interview trail as well as residency interview tips.  If you have questions or need to improve

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Top 10 Current Events You Need To Know For Medical School Interviews

Top 10 Current Events You Need To Know For Your Medical School Interview

Why should pre-meds be plugged into current events? The importance of tuning in to your surroundings extends beyond the fact that health policy may come up in your medical school interview. Reading the news and understanding the evolving healthcare landscape will broaden your perspective and make you an informed healthcare professional. Since medical schools are

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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 bring to interview day.  In

Read More »
How to answer tell me about yourself medical school interview

How to answer “Tell me about yourself” Medical School Interview Question

Medical schools receive thousands of applications for very limited spots in their incoming class every year. Many medical schools try to understand their applicants’ journeys and narratives. They often pose open-ended questions during an interview, including Tell me about yourself? and What will you contribute to our medical school? These questions are designed to highlight

Read More »
MMI Questions and Answers: Strategies and Tips to ace your medical school interview

MMI Interview Questions and Answers for Medical School

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. You will be evaluated based on your responses to the respective prompt. It favors quick thinking and adaptiveness, and although the station

Read More »
What to do if you have no medical school invites

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 to hear back from many medical

Read More »
Medical School Financial Aid Guide

Medical School Financial Aid Guide

The average debt reported among medical school graduates in 2018 was $241,600.[1] It has become increasingly important for medical students to be financially literate in light of rising tuition costs and costs of living. With many medical students coming from wealthier families, this number is likely to be even higher for those independently financing their

Read More »
Medical School Application Timeline 2021 - 2022

Medical School Application Timeline 2021

With medical school applications opening soon, it is imperative to plan ahead and start early to maximize your chances of receiving an acceptance. In this post, we outline a definitive Medical School Application Timeline 2021 with all of the information and dates you need to keep in mind if you want to apply next cycle!

Read More »
Medical school interview attire

Medical School Interview Attire

Congratulations! You received a med school interview invitation because you are being strongly considered.  After all the preparation and hard work, you surely wouldn’t want to decrease your acceptance chances, especially on a pretty simple basis such as dress code. We often get asked how to dress for a medical school interview. Below are med

Read More »
Medical school interview thank you letter

Medical School Interview Thank You Letter Examples

After your medical school interview, it is considered best practice to send thank you letters to your interviewers, students you interacted with, and/or the Admissions Office staff if they were heavily involved in the interview day. Since handwritten letters are rare in our digital age, thank you emails are equally appropriate. In this blog post,

Read More »
Questions to ask your medical school interviewers

43 Questions To Ask Your Medical School Interviewers

While many applicants think of the medical school interview as a one-way interaction, the truth is that successful applicants will often turn the interview into a two-way conversation. Your ability to pause and listen in order to connect with others is as important during an interview for medical school as it is when seeing patients

Read More »
Top 10 Current Events You Need To Know For Medical School Interviews

Top 10 Current Events You Need To Know For Your Medical School Interview

Here are the top 10 healthcare current events you should know for 2020 COVID-19 Healthcare Disparities and Black Lives Matter Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Prescription Drug Pricing Mental Health and Physician Burnout Abortion and Contraception Cultural Differences and Expectations of Medical Care End-of-life Care Opioid Crisis Artificial intelligence and applications to healthcare   Why should

Read More »
Residency interview thank you letter

Residency Interview Thank You Letter Examples

The growing consensus regarding residency interview thank you notes is that most program directors (PDs) won’t respond to your thank you letter. Many might not even have the chance–or time–to open them. During the 2019 Emergency Medicine Residency Association (EMRA) Resident forum, some program directors admitted that the pile of ‘Thank Your envelopes tends to

Read More »
Residency Interview Tips

5 Residency Interview Tips and Hacks To Use On The Interview Trail

5 Residency Interview Tips to Rock Interview Day How you perform on residency interviews is absolutely crucial to matching into your top residency choices.  In this blog post, medical school student Andrew Park shares his insights about the residency interview trail as well as residency interview tips.  If you have questions or need to improve

Read More »
Top 10 Current Events You Need To Know For Medical School Interviews

Top 10 Current Events You Need To Know For Your Medical School Interview

Why should pre-meds be plugged into current events? The importance of tuning in to your surroundings extends beyond the fact that health policy may come up in your medical school interview. Reading the news and understanding the evolving healthcare landscape will broaden your perspective and make you an informed healthcare professional. Since medical schools are

Read More »
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 bring to interview day.  In

Read More »

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