Self-care

How Would You Grade This “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Response?

How Would You Grade This “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Response?

Unfortunately it’s not that simple - “Why medicine?” is a deceptively hard interview question that likely needs a slight revision from the essay.

To help guide your own response, we wanted to give you the chance to grade a “Why medicine?” response from a REAL candidate.

How Would You Grade This “Why Medicine?” Interview Response?

How Would You Grade This “Why Medicine?” Interview Response?

Unfortunately it’s not that simple - “Why medicine?” is a deceptively hard interview question that likely needs a slight revision from the essay.

To help guide your own response, we wanted to give you the chance to grade a “Why medicine?” response from a REAL candidate.

Which Face Would You Choose As Your Doctor

Which Face Would You Choose As Your Doctor

When you walk into your interview, the non-verbal interrogation begins, as the interviewers absorb everything about you - your outfit, your gait, your handshake, and yes, perhaps most importantly, your face. 


First impressions are so powerful that the first 30 seconds could make or break their assessment of you. 

How to Change a Culture That's Killing Young Doctors

How to Change a Culture That's Killing Young Doctors

By: Ryan Kelly

Imagine you've just started your new dream job as an anesthesiologist resident. After four years in medical school and a mountain of debt, you're finally getting paid. Now that you're in the thick of the real work of caring for patients, you're nervous about making a mistake, but more than anything, you're feeling excited about finally doing the work you've prepared your entire life for.

And you're finally happy, right?

One Surprising Habit to Improve Your Self-Discipline

One Surprising Habit to Improve Your Self-Discipline

By: Ryan Kelly

People tend to view their strengths and weaknesses as unchangeable - certain superpowers or fatal flaws that are hardwired into their genes and personality.

Think about it - how many times have you heard someone say, “I’m not a math person” or “Me and technology just don’t get along!” These statements aren’t facts; they’re just stubborn refusals to change or do what’s uncomfortable.

The Most Underrated Quality of Successful Pre-meds

The Most Underrated Quality of Successful Pre-meds

By: Ryan Kelly

One of my favorite questions to ask pre-meds during interview prep is: 

“What would you look for in a medical school candidate if you were in my shoes?”

What would you say? Leadership? Compassion? A candidate who is genuine and well-rounded? A lifelong learner with intellectual curiosity?

These are the most common answers I receive, and they’re all valid.  

But there’s a quality that’s often overlooked, which underlies all of these other characteristics: resilience.