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Medical school interview secrets

"When you’re applying to medical school, it’s remarkable how much four years or more of intense work can come down to one single day. The medical school interview is high…
March 15, 2021

Medical school interview secrets

“When you’re applying to medical school, it’s remarkable how much four years or more of intense work can come down to one single day. The medical school interview is high stakes: studies have found that interview performance is the most important factor in admissions decisions.

While your MCAT score and your GPA can help secure an interview invitation, it’s your interview performance that matters most when it comes to acceptance to medical school.

I’ve advised many students who are prepping for their interviews, and what I’ve found is that overall they’re great about avoiding certain common mistakes. They practice their handshake, know what to wear, and already researched the school’s interview format.

But I’ve found that many talented and highly accomplished applicants still make several other (very common) mistakes in their interview preparation.”

Rajani Katta is a dermatologist and author of Conquer the Medical School Interview and The Successful Match.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “5 common and commonly overlooked mistakes in the medical school interview.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/11/5-common-and-commonly-overlooked-mistakes-in-the-medical-school-interview.html)

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