In today's episode, Ryan goes on to have a heart-to-heart talk with YOU to hopefully put your mind at ease.
What are my chances of getting into medical school?
This is the ultimate question every premed student has. But this is a stressful question that is an ultimate waste of energy, stress, and time.
Now here's the ultimate response.
Your chance of getting to medical school is 0% if you don't apply. If you do apply, your chances of getting to medical school are 100% individual to your application.
You’re 100% different.
You are an individual applicant applying to individual schools based on your preferences. Your application tells a story that is 100% different than every other application submitted. Your personal statement, letters of recommendation, experiences, and reasons are different.
Remember, what you do is not important. WHY you do it means so much more. It's that why that separates you from everybody else. And that's what's going to come across in your personal statement and interview.
Tell your why.
Your “why” is more powerful than your numbers. Do your best in your MCAT and GPA but figure out why you're doing this to be able to tell a much better story than anybody else. It's okay not to have the perfect MCAT or GPA.
It's not all about the numbers. It's about your story.
Find your story.
Build your story.
Tell your story.
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If you need any help with the medical school interview, go to medschoolinterviewbook.com. Sign up and you will receive parts of the book so you can help shape the future of the book. This book will include over 500 questions that may be asked during interview day as well as real-life questions, answers, and feedback from all of the mock interviews Ryan has been doing with students.
Are you a nontraditional student? Go check out oldpremeds.org.
Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well.
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Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information.
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