In my last personal statement post I went over getting started, but it was just that. A start. In this next installment, we’re going to get to the meat of the situation and how to build up your personal statement. By adding some body. It’s what we’re here for. Know how long your statement should … Continue reading Personal Statement: Building Your Essay
What does anyone learn about anyone else by making them take a test for more than 4 hours? It may be a secret of the universe why burning out our brains equals aptitude but most of us have had to suffer through at least one of these like the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, … Continue reading Preparing for Long Exams
Oh medical students. How our reputations supersede us. Lately, I’ve seen a ton of people romanticizing being in medical school or some variation thereof. We’ve been forgotten as the very human, often ridiculous people who are just trying to survive in a high stakes, high pressure world. I’ve written out quotes I that I still … Continue reading Out of Context Medical School Quotes
Interview season is upon us. It’s a confusing time not for the actual event itself but the whole getting there effectively and efficiently. In most careers, you might go on 3 or 4 interviews at a time before getting an offer or finding a place you think will work well until you’re ready to move … Continue reading The Traveling Interview
Ah the personal statement. What’s better than having to write out the hows and whys of your thought processes, ambitions and goals all while making yourself seem highly likeable and engaging all within a few paragraphs? If you answered “I’d rather put my hands in boiling water” or something with a similar, dramatic feel then … Continue reading The Personal Statement: Getting Started
I recently got the opportunity to meet with a bunch of premeds recently and besides remember the anxiety they radiate as a group (and I’m almost done with med school, poor things) but I also remembered that the one thing that would have made my journey infinitely less of a disaster and confusing was if … Continue reading Get Mentored!
Originally posted September 2017 As a fourth year medical students (yikes) I was able to become an interviewer for my medical school. So yes, that means maybe someone I’ve interviewed may one day see this. Though probably not. Anyways, it was very surreal to be on the other side of the process all these years … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned as an Interviewer for the Interviewee