We all are a diverse group of women with different assetts, I would love to hear what you think sat you apart from other applicants or what *sold* you to the ad coms going beyond the MCAT scores and GPA’s.
I cant wait to read your posts! Dont be shy about it!
I have no way of knowing this for sure, but I think my work experience(mental health, educ., speech therapy) and my poise (better word?) truly helped me out in interviews. Most of my interviewers focussed on the fact that I have worked with diverse populations and have sought out opportunities to serve in underserved areas.
I think being able to hold an educated conversation with an interviewer helps alot. I attribute that to life experience on my part.
I’ve also shown a lot of determination in my path to med school and I know you have plenty of that! 😀
Theresa – it’s hard to answer this question without sounding like I’m bragging! :blush:
This whole process is very long, tidious, overwhelming…..it takes a lot of courage…I think you and everyone else deserve to brag! :yes:
Im not taking it as a brag, but if it comes out that way, so be it! 😀
Thanks for replying, I think it is helpful to all of us who havent applied yet to see the diverities, and different things the ad coms liked enough to accept the applicants. (course, I know this is subjective,—no one can say for sure.)
Gosh :blush: , I think that my prior military background, overall energy level (which is extremely high), able to talk about any subject regardless of how controversial or not the topic is, multi-tasking ability, presenter background, long term commitment to my community via volunteering and mentoring, the ability to rise above adversity, and finally but not least a lot of determination to accomplish a goal regardless of how difficult it seems.