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.