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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?  …


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.…


MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSIONS: INCREASE YOUR CHANCES IN THE WINTER MONTHS

  I encourage applicants to think of the medical school admissions process as fluid. Assuming you are not accepted to your top choice school right off the bat, it is important to provide medical schools with more evidence that you are an excellent candidate. What can you do to convince a top choice medical school…


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;…


An Applicant’s Interview Attire Tips

An outstanding applicant of mine who will be attending a top medical school in New York City this fall offered the following tips based on her observations during interviews: 1) Interviews are like first dates. Do people ever go on first dates without any foundation? Always wear foundation. 2) Don’t wear chunky, or multiple chunky rings.…


MEDICAL SCHOOL INTERVIEW MYTHS

  Some pitfalls of the medical school interview are obvious: Don’t ramble, don’t say “um” too much, don’t be rude to people, don’t chew gum and don’t greet your interviewer like this: “Hey Dave. It is great to meet you. I read everything I could find about you on the internet.” But what pitfalls might…


MEDICAL SCHOOL AND RESIDENCY INTERVIEWS: “TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF.”

    I am not sure if any surveys have been conducted to determine how many medical admissions officers start medical school and residency interviews with this request but, based on my experience, I can tell you that a very large percentage of interviews begin this way. Most applicants are terrified of this prompt. They don’t know…


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,…


MedEdits: In the Press and Our Amazon Page

  At MedEdtis, our team works tirelessly to stay up to date by reading the medical education literature and attending academic medical meetings. Our goal is to also educate our audience through many forums. We publish high quality and relevant information on our blog, The Student Doctor Network, and KevinMD.  We are sought out to…