What the Heck is an MMI?
While a majority of medical schools follow a traditional interview format, in the past several years over thirty medical schools have adopted the multiple mini interview (MMI) format, including Duke, NYU, and UCLA. When I was applying to medical school, the MMI was shrouded in mystery – and to some extent, it still is. Students […]
BE PREPARED: Top 9 Med School Interview Questions…and how to master them!
I remember receiving my first medical school interview invitation. I was walking to my dorm room when I heard my phone buzz with the email containing the invitation. At first, I was excited – I was going to interview for medical school! As I scheduled the interview date though, I realized I had no idea […]
5 Mistakes You Should Avoid on Interview Day
So you’ve finished the paperwork required to apply to medical school – that enormous primary with multiple mini-essays and tedious data entry, and goodness-even- knows how many secondary application essays. You know that interview invites are around the corner, but you don’t know when you will hear from them. When I was in that position, I […]
Exploring Research Opportunities in Medicine
Let me start with a bit of my own story… When I was a college freshman, my senior peers and mentors told me that “research” was a vital part of my future medical school application. Everyone around me seemed to be involved in research – they would go to their “research job” for a few hours […]
Choosing a Career Path in Medicine
Surprise, surprise! Becoming a doctor is NOT the only career option you have if you go to medical school. When applying to medical school, there are a multitude of programs that applicants can apply to depending on their career goals. There are two major types of career paths in medicine, with various options for each type. […]
Medical School Application Timeline 2016
We all know that applying to medical school is STRESSFUL. The process is confusing, complicated, and l-o-n-g. So to help make your lives a bit easier, we’ve constructed what we believe to be the “ideal” timeline in order to help clarify and space out the process. If you are in the current cycle of applying, your […]