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The Medical School Interview: From Preparation to Thank You Notes: Empowering Advice to Help You Succeed
The Medical School Interview is a must read for every medical school applicant. Based on her experience as an admissions officer and as a private advisor with www.MedEdits.com, Dr. Jessica Freedman provides guidance on what to expect on interview day, how to influence what is discussed during your interview and what you can do to ensure a stellar interview performance. She...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published May 6th 2010 by Mededits Publishing
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Exactly what I was looking for and probably the best $12 I spent. This book (I purchased the Kindle version) is succinct at only about 100 pages, but incredibly insightful. For instance, the first major point I hadn't considered before was that even interviewers themselves may be nervous at the interview if they are inexperienced or are trying to impress a more senior, experienced interviewer. Dr. Freedman explains how to prepare for the different interview "types" (e.g. open file, partial or cl...more
Regardless of where you are in the application process, every premed should read this book. A lot of it is common sense, but it outlines it in an organized and more understandable manner. This shouldn't be the only resource you use in preparing for the med school interview, but it's definitely a great resource!
It's a little weird to be rating this book since it's mostly just advice, but it's really helpful! I like the small size, the fact that she provides specific answers and examples, and goes a little bit behind the scenes into what it's like on the committee. She even talks about hierarchy a little, which was supremely interesting and kind of funny. I will be holding onto this book for as long as I can.