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What do medical schools like to see in an applicant?

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coolcucumber91

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I know they want high GPA, high MCAT, and some research (publishing a paper). What else are they looking for?
 

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People with the initiative to research before asking questions. Oh, and bring nachos to the interview. Interviewers love nachos...
 

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The stuff you said, plus volunteering. Oh, and research is good, publishing is awesome, but neither is absolutely necessary.

Someone who does stuff, long term, not to pad his/her application but because he or she is truly interested/passionate about it.

Someone with diverse experiences.

At the interview...

Someone who is intelligent, charismatic, amiable, and empathetic. Someone who can convey information to others in an assertive, effective manner.
 

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Nachos.. darn. Didn't think of those. I brought cookies; those seemed to work well too.
 

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Nachos.. damn. Didn't think of those. I brought cookies; those seemed to work well too.

What about the warm milk with the cookies? Michael Jackson gave that to his kiddies.
 

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Someone who responds to PMs that moderators send them. You might want to get on that.
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Jrsharp70

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A steak knife... BWAHAHAHAHA!

But seriously folks.... cookies over nachos??? Show me an adcom that doesn't love melted cheese over chips with jalapenos, and I'll show you a school that needs new faculty.

buncha candy *****es.

(unless it's Soft Batch... Everyone loves Soft Batch)
 

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45T, 4.0, and do things like this on a regular basis:

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