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Applying to top medical schools is extremely competitive. Grades, MCAT scores, your personal statement, and the interview matter. You are proposing to begin an extremely demanding and valuable career: healing people and helping them to live healthy lives.
Mastery of the sciences, including social sciences is important. Practicing medicine requires you have scientific knowledge, but also the ability to effectively interact with diverse people in demanding situations. Listening carefully to patients can be invaluable in the diagnosis and treatment of a patient. Even surgeons, specialists, and medical researchers need good human interaction skills. When you go for your medical school interview you will have a lot to prove. Demonstrating attentive listening skills to your interviewer is often overlooked. You need to have a meaningful and engaging conversation with them. You need to avoid the pitfall of talking at an interviewer. You also need to demonstrate confidence and conviction to your goals. You need to show that you have an enduring commitment to an important life defining decision: becoming a medical doctor.
Your essays need to reflect the purposefulness of your character. Showcasing superior academic achievement and participation in impressive extracurricular activities is insufficient. You also need to demonstrate that you have the right kind of character that is required for this demanding profession. A medical school is making an investment in your career by accepting you. You need to provide them with a rationale why they should select you over other remarkable peers. Distinguishing yourself in a memorable and positive manner within a ground field of competitors may be more difficult than you think.
You need to reveal your unvarnished character. Be yourself. It is a mistake to present yourself without flaws. Instead, you will want to show how you have grown from your mistakes and learned from your shortcomings. Medicine is about overcoming challenges. Provide your admissions committee with convincing evidence that you have what it takes to become a distinguished alumnus of their school.
There is no magic pill for a successful application. However, I will work with you to develop a sound treatment plan.
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