The Medical School Interview: How to Manage Questions about a Gap

11 months ago, Tue, Jul 25, 2017, 02:46:38
The Medical School Interview: How to Manage Questions about a Gap
Author: Michelle Finkel, MD You put your heart and soul into your compelling, charismatic medical school personal statement; you showcased your accomplishments and drive to succeed in your activities section; and you demonstrated the endorsement of respected faculty allies in your letters of recommendation. Now your hard work has paid off and helped you get a foot in the door: You’ve been invited to interview at your dream medical school. But how do you manage the medical school interview questions when you have a gap in your resume? Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that you took a year off after college and moved to Barcelona to pursue an exciting romantic relationship, only to find yourself dumped two months later. You moped the rest of the year and had neither research nor volunteer experiences to show for your time off. Your interviewer asks you that dreaded medical school interview question: What exactly did you do, anyway, during the gap year? The medical school interview requires preparation and an optimistic attitude. Support your medical school application and candidacy with practice and enthusiasm.

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