Speed Dating Your Way Into Medical School

On January 4, 2012, in Big Picture, Humanities in Medicine, by NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine SGA

By Neha Senan, OMS-II

As thousands of bright individuals apply to medical schools nationwide- each candidate’s resume adds to the sea of extramural, community service, and research oriented accomplishments. What makes each application distinguishable from the next? In a few years, many medical schools will have adopted a more creative interview process. This Multiple Mini Interview approach puts aspiring medical students through several, short interviews one after the other. The focus is no longer on the applicant’s laundry list of achievements, but on this individual’s ability to listen, communicate, solve problems, and work in a team. Medical school deans’ across the country are starting to realize communication is one skill that is crucial to improving the turnout of our future doctors.

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Source: The New York Times

 

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