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The Best (and Worst) Hobbies to Include in Your Medical School Application

The Best (and Worst) Hobbies to Include in Your Medical School Application

Running in charity 5Ks. Traveling around the globe. Playing the piano.

These might sound like great hobbies to include in your medical school application, but the truth is that every pre-med does them. They’re fine. Average. They won’t hurt you, but they’ll do little to help you stand out.

These hobbies have become cliche, leaving admissions committees feeling underwhelmed.


How to Silence Your Inner Monologue

How to Silence Your Inner Monologue

We’ve all been there.  We’re trying to get work done, but our brain is elsewhere.  It’s re-hashing our troubles, revisiting embarrassing moments from our past, refusing to budge from a tense exchange with a friend.  Wherever our brain is, it’s preventing us from focusing on the task at hand, and the inner monologue - that we’re stupid, that we’re unworthy, that we can’t ever get into med school - is dragging us down.

It’s times like these when we need techniques to help silence that monologue and bring our brains back to the present.