Demonstrated Interest Is Crucial In Your Med School Application

by Allen Chiou Dr. David Svec, Joyce Ho, Manuel Lam, and Dr. David Iberri

This chapter is a free excerpt from The Best Book on Med School Admissions.

Med schools are concerned with your interest in medicine and readiness to invest yourself in your education. In order to increase your chances of getting into a good med school, you should be able to convince the admissions committee that you know why you want to be a doctor and have a passion for the field. It helps to show the activities that have led you to this decision.

Clinical experience is an important part of every med school application. If you are planning on becoming a doctor, you must know what it is like to be in a doctor’s office. You should know how to work with patients and how to interact with different members of the health care team. Your experience does not necessarily need to relate directly to medicine. My freshman year, I was involved in a program called LEAD. This was a cross-cultural leadership program where I worked with a multi-ethnic team of peers to design a project for my school campus.

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Med schools are concerned with your interest in medicine and readiness to invest yourself in your education. In order to increase your chances of getting into a good med school, you should be able to convince the admissions committee that you know why you want to be a doctor and have a passion for the field. It helps to show the activities that have led you to this decision.

Clinical experience is an important part of every med school application. If you are planning on becoming a doctor, you must know what it is like to be in a doctor’s office. You should know how to work with patients and how to interact with different members of the health care team. Your experience does not necessarily need to relate directly to medicine. My freshman year, I was involved in a program called LEAD. This was a cross-cultural leadership program where I worked with a multi-ethnic team of peers to design a project for my school campus.

Anything that demonstrates your ability to work well with others, communicate, and shows a passion for working with a group for an extended period of time, can help you. Research, clinical experience, and any kind of community service can demonstrate these qualities.

 
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