Ten Tips to Excelling on Your Interview

The interview does not have to be a daunting step in your journey to getting into medical school or to getting that desired job. With the appropriate preparation, you can face it with confidence and boldness, knowing that you have worked hard and have the ability to succeed! The medical school interview has evolved inContinue reading “Ten Tips to Excelling on Your Interview”

Accepted! I’m Going to Medical School!

“On behalf of the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, I am delighted to offer you a position in the Fall 2016 MDCM…program. Congratulations! On behalf of the Admissions Committee, allow me to compliment you on your impressive candidacy. We are confident that your unique experiences and perspectives as a Non-Traditional Pathway student will enrich theContinue reading “Accepted! I’m Going to Medical School!”

The Admissions Decision…Working Through Disappointment

This is a difficult post for me to write. I received the medical school admissions decision on Friday and found out that I was put on the waiting list. So close to getting in, but did not quite make the cut. I felt utterly disappointed when I first found out the news. I had beenContinue reading “The Admissions Decision…Working Through Disappointment”

My Medical School Interview is Done!

Yesterday, I had an amazing day as I went through my medical school interview experience. After an intense few weeks of preparation, it was finally time to face the interview! The venue was downtown, 50 minutes away from our house. My husband and children (my cheering squad) were eager to accompany me to the interview so theyContinue reading “My Medical School Interview is Done!”

A Step Closer…An Interview Invitation to Medical School

For the past several years, it has been my hope to pursue a career in medicine. Although there have been setbacks, delays and disappointments, I am happy to announce that I received an invitation to interview at my top-choice medical school! January had been a tough month for me with multiple refusals from several medical schools.Continue reading “A Step Closer…An Interview Invitation to Medical School”

When You Have Fallen Face-down

January was a tough month in regards to my medical school applications. I heard back from three more schools and sadly, they did not invite me for an interview.  It felt like one blow after another, like the man in the arena, who is “face-down”. Sharing the news with friends and family was difficult to do. I hadContinue reading “When You Have Fallen Face-down”

Looking Past Failure…with Joyful Expectations for the Future

I have started off this year feeling very positive and excited about the future. I listened to a talk recently where the speaker described hope as having joyful expectations about the future. And with that hope, comes the attitude of seeing the good in what we currently have now. When I didn’t get into medicalContinue reading “Looking Past Failure…with Joyful Expectations for the Future”

Reflections on the Year 2015

As I reflect on the past year, I find myself feeling very blessed and grateful for my family and friends. I have experienced wonderful support and encouragement this year, with a fortification in my friendships and relationships. Even though I am in a transition phase regarding my career and there are a lot of unknowns inContinue reading “Reflections on the Year 2015”

Moving on from Rejection

It’s never easy getting past rejection. It can cause us to question ourselves, wonder if we made the wrong decisions or even tempt us to give up. But rejection is not the end of the story. It can be the beginning of a new, exciting path to our destination! Yesterday, I received my first officialContinue reading “Moving on from Rejection”

Rising from a Stumbling Block

“I am not concerned that you have fallen — I am concerned that you arise” Abraham Lincoln When working towards a goal, there will be moments when you may hit a stumbling block. I had a moment like this last Friday when I learned that one of the medical schools I had applied to sent out theirContinue reading “Rising from a Stumbling Block”