MSHQ 075 : What are My Chances of Getting into Med School?

Session 75

Session 75

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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Links and Other Resources:

Session 74 – Carrie talking about her WHY


Simon Sinek – Ted Talk – Start with Why

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