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How to Show Empathy at your Medicine Interview

The practice of medicine is often described as both a science and an art, where knowledge from fields of biology is applied in an approach based on ethics and human values. A cornerstone of this approach is empathy, which is the ability to understand the feelings of another, imagining what it might be like to experience what that person is feeling. Simply put, being empathetic is to see the world in someone else’s eyes or to put yourself in someone else’s shoes.

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What can you bring to this medical school?

The competitive nature of medicine means that schools can afford to be selective. Therefore, universities do not only want good grades, a good entrance exam and relevant work experience. They also want a well-rounded person who brings something to the medical school. Take a look at this article!

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Physician Heal Thyself: How will you deal with stress in medical school?

There is no doubt that stress is present in the life of a medical student. You will be overloaded with information, from the anatomy of the ankle to the pharmacology of dementia drugs, it is important that you have efficient stress management so that you never have to deal with it as a big problem, read on for tips and solutions to this terrible enemy.

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Robots VS Doctors?

will robots replace doctors? this is a question we wish we didn’t ask so often or so tentatively but… this question appears on your MMI, the most obvious answer is that it won’t, or else the examiner will probably rebut by asking why you applied for medicine only to have robots replace you.
There is no right answer, but take a look at these tips to help you do better in the interview with this type of question.

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Do you have the resilience to be a doctor?

A common interview question is “Why do you want to be a doctor?”. Easy enough right? However, interviewers are looking for something that is going to last longer than “my parents are doctors”. They are looking for something that you need to have in common with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus… resilience.

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How To Break Bad News

Some medical schools want to see how you communicate in difficult situations. One such situation is giving bad news, a perfect test of empathy, listening and communication skills, as well as how to handle uncertainty and discomfort. However, if you ask most physicians, they find communicating bad news extremely stressful, so the question is: how should you approach this situation?

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Where do you think the future of Medicine is going?

With exams and interviews piling up, applicants often overlook the importance of recent medical news. What if you were given this question “Tell me about where you think the future of Medicine is going.”, a rather popular question among interviewers? Let’s see how one could potentially show the interviewers that.

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Medical School

How to Show Empathy at your Medicine Interview

The practice of medicine is often described as both a science and an art, where knowledge from fields of biology is applied in an approach based on ethics and human values. A cornerstone of this approach is empathy, which is the ability to understand the feelings of another, imagining what it might be like to experience what that person is feeling. Simply put, being empathetic is to see the world in someone else’s eyes or to put yourself in someone else’s shoes.

Read More »
what-can-you-bring-to-this-medical-school
application

What can you bring to this medical school?

The competitive nature of medicine means that schools can afford to be selective. Therefore, universities do not only want good grades, a good entrance exam and relevant work experience. They also want a well-rounded person who brings something to the medical school. Take a look at this article!

Read More »
deal-with-medical-school-stress
Medical School

Physician Heal Thyself: How will you deal with stress in medical school?

There is no doubt that stress is present in the life of a medical student. You will be overloaded with information, from the anatomy of the ankle to the pharmacology of dementia drugs, it is important that you have efficient stress management so that you never have to deal with it as a big problem, read on for tips and solutions to this terrible enemy.

Read More »
robots-vs-doctors
application

Robots VS Doctors?

will robots replace doctors? this is a question we wish we didn’t ask so often or so tentatively but… this question appears on your MMI, the most obvious answer is that it won’t, or else the examiner will probably rebut by asking why you applied for medicine only to have robots replace you.
There is no right answer, but take a look at these tips to help you do better in the interview with this type of question.

Read More »
resilience-to-be-a-doctor
applications

Do you have the resilience to be a doctor?

A common interview question is “Why do you want to be a doctor?”. Easy enough right? However, interviewers are looking for something that is going to last longer than “my parents are doctors”. They are looking for something that you need to have in common with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus… resilience.

Read More »
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interview

How To Break Bad News

Some medical schools want to see how you communicate in difficult situations. One such situation is giving bad news, a perfect test of empathy, listening and communication skills, as well as how to handle uncertainty and discomfort. However, if you ask most physicians, they find communicating bad news extremely stressful, so the question is: how should you approach this situation?

Read More »
application

Where do you think the future of Medicine is going?

With exams and interviews piling up, applicants often overlook the importance of recent medical news. What if you were given this question “Tell me about where you think the future of Medicine is going.”, a rather popular question among interviewers? Let’s see how one could potentially show the interviewers that.

Read More »

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