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5 Rhetorical Tricks for Answering “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?” in Medical School Interviews

5 Rhetorical Tricks for Answering “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?” in Medical School Interviews

By: Ryan Kelly

Your Achilles heel. Your hamartia. Your kryptonite. The fatal flaw, the chink in the armor, the tragic foible, the blemish on your otherwise impeccable character.

There are a lot of synonyms for your “weakness,” but not many good ways to discuss the topic during medical school interviews.

Even though “What’s your greatest weakness?” has become a cliche over time, it’s still frequently asked, and for good reason. In the case of medical schools, they want to gauge whether candidates have self-awareness and can openly discuss their potential areas of improvement.