Have at least 3 people read your 1 st draft (at least one physician)
Personal Statement Checklist Have as many people critique it as possible (especially physicians) List information in chronological order Be original and specific – Include personal experiences, activities, and inspirations
Appearance Check List For Men:For Women: Well-groomed hair (long hair tied back)Neat hair away from face Good, polished shoesLow–med heel, close-toed shoes Dark, coordinating socksNeutral stockings No flashy jewelrySimple jewelry Solid white or light-colored shirtNo low-cut blouses Coordinated tielight make up For Everyone: Remove piercings (1 earring in each ear ok) Pay close attention to personal hygiene!
The Bottom Line Stand out from the crowd. BE YOURSELF. Be your BEST self.
Take Everyone Seriously Medical students are often asked to interview applicants. Their opinions count. EVERYONE is watching and listening, including: – Other students – Office staff – Escorts
Before the interview Checklist Eat a good breakfast Pay careful attention to hygiene & wardrobe Check yourself in a full length mirror Know where you are going and where to park Leave plenty of time to arrive Plan on being 10-15 minutes early Have confident body language
Be prepared to discuss what you’ve written in your application – Research – shadowing – other meaningful experiences – Be enthusiastic – not over-eager – Be positive – not desperate – Be memorable – Be YOURSELF