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Read Dr. Freedman’s MMI article featured in US News & World Report

Dr. Freedman writes about the multiple mini interview (MMI) in the U.S. News & World Report Medical School Admissions Doctor.   1. What is the MMI? 2. What is the difference between a traditional interview and the MMI? 3. What will students be asked in the MMI? 4. What are the “right answers” to MMI questions?  …


8 Residency Interview Tips

Most residency applicants have not found themselves in the interviewee seat since they applied to medical school. Well, the residency interview is somewhat different from the medical school interview. Because you have now nearly graduated from medical school (for the traditional applicant), no one is trying to assess your commitment to medicine; rather, they are…


The Medical School Interview Webinar: What You Need to Know

Student Doctor Network/MedEdits Webinar The Med School Interview: What You Need to Know Dr. Jessica Freedman, Dr. Liza Pilch and Laurie Brown Tansey of MedEdits Medical Admissions will offer valuable advice and answer your questions to help you prepare for your medical school interviews.                      …


US News & World Report Features Dr. Freedman’s Medical School Interview Tips

Click here to register for our next seminar or watch it live on Facebook.   Dr. Freedman’s medical school interview advice as posted in a recent edition of the U.S. News & World Report Medical School Admissions Doctor. 1. Be respectful to everyone you meet. 2. Stay off your phone and turn off the volume.…


Multiple Mini Interview (MMI): Do extroverts have an advantage?

      Researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine completed a study about personality types and the multiple mini interview (MMI). Extroverts perform well in the MMI and extroversion and agreeableness are more likely to result in acceptance offers. While it is great to have data, this finding is no surprise;…


MEDICAL SCHOOL AND RESIDENCY ADMISSIONS STORYTELLING

Storytelling is at the core of the profession of medicine – it is often the first exchange between doctor and patient as they begin their relationship. Similarly, when you tell your story during medical school and residency admissions processes, your future professor/colleague will be listening. Like the patient’s chart, your application will tell your story,…


The Residency Interview: US News & World Report

  Dr. Jessica Freedman, MedEdits founder, is quoted multiple times in this informative article by  Delece Smith-Barrow in US News & World Report. Dr. Freedman is also the author of The Residency Interview.     3 Ways Medical Students Can Excel in Residency Interviews Students can use mock interviews to practice articulating why they’re interested…


INTERVIEW SEASON STRATEGY: CALLING OTHER MEDICAL SCHOOLS IF YOU WILL BE “IN THE AREA” FOR ANOTHER INTERVIEW

  “I work in California and was invited to a medical school interview in New York in December. Is it okay if I call the other New York and East Coast schools to which I applied to ask let them know that I will be “in the area?” I’m often asked this question this time…


What’s in your “backpack.”

I find that many medical school and residency clients are concerned about what they should take to interviews. Here are some tips: 1) Do not bring a backpack to carry around with you. It is too bulky. 2) If you are traveling and must bring a suitcase, this is acceptable. You can ask where to…


The Residency Interview: Preparation is key

  The residency interview process is tricky and very different than the medical school interview process, which, for most applicants, was the last time they have been in the interviewee’s seat. With many interviews that are 15 minutes or less, an applicant is faced with the challenge of making a good impression and getting his…