So you having trained at the almighty Julliard and being an accomplished pianist and percussionist makes you a better applicant than the rest? I'm sure majority of the applicant pool has explored many interests that go beyond just science and medicine.Originally posted by Joe Joe on da Radio
I've explored and developed many interests not just limited to science and medicine. I am an accomplished pianist and percussionist, having trained at Juilliard.
you get the idea.
exactly.. its a concept..Originally posted by athena21
Julliard was just ONE example...the idea is that you have interests within and outside of medicine that set you apart from others...
hmmm i don't think it's a concept, no. when the interviewer asks you why you're a better applicant than others, he's asking you just that. he's trying to decide what it is about you that makes you worthy of a place for a class of 100 among the 5000 applicants.Originally posted by agent
exactly.. its a concept..
a lot of these questions are just to get you to talk.
a lot can be observed from a person when you ask them a question and they speak..
they just as well could ask you to tell about your favorite movie or music group..
LOL*Originally posted by DW
i was gonna get my M.D., before I got high,
I had a good MCAT, and great E.C.s, then I got high,
now I cant even get into pod school, and I know why, yeah yeah,
cause i got high, because i got high, because i got high
nah thats BS.Originally posted by S.c. Cdc28p
If you ask this question, then you don't really know how you stand out from others. So why don't you just be frank and tell them that you don't know the answer AND then proceed to talk about your own motivations/passion for medicine? By honestly digging deep into your heart, you will come across as genuine and will stand out from the rest.
Admissions people always appreciate honesty.
Yes, think Bill Clinton. Dishonesty doesn't carry you far. Being composed and polished is a must, as is honesty.Originally posted by DarkChild
nah thats BS.
forget honesty - its all a game.
treat the interview and application process as if you were running in an election for student president.
while everybody might respect and admire the guy who speaks from his heart. at the end of the day, the person who wins is the one who is most composed under fire... and is polished...
think Bill Clinton.
I can do cartwheels with one hand.Originally posted by FlySi80
This is a popular question in interviews. What's a good way to make yourself stand out without seeming like you're too cocky?
Originally posted by samyjay
I can do standing back-flips, and i'll flip right in front of them if the want... no joke. Really, i think we have enough cheese on this board to open a dairy farm. Good luck!