Getting Closer to the Start of Medical School!

As the start of medical school approaches, I can feel the excitement continuing to rise! This is going to be such an amazing journey! I know it will be very challenging and will stretch me in many ways. I am going to give it my very best effort, knowing that my family, friends and God’s strengthContinue reading “Getting Closer to the Start of Medical School!”

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”

Ten Tips to Be at Your Best on MCAT Exam Day

You’ve studied. You’ve given it your best. And now exam day is nearly here. I would like to share with you some tips that helped me to be at my best in the lead up to the MCAT and finally on the day of the exam itself. Start getting to bed early and slow downContinue reading “Ten Tips to Be at Your Best on MCAT Exam Day”

Ten Strategies to Avoid Burnout While Preparing for the MCAT

I received a question from a reader about how to handle burnout when preparing for the MCAT. How does one maintain stamina while studying for this important exam? I would like to share with you my tips on what helped me get through those months of preparation. There were certainly moments when I felt exhaustedContinue reading “Ten Strategies to Avoid Burnout While Preparing for the MCAT”

How to Achieve Success on the MCAT…Lessons Learned from Two Retakes

A few weeks ago, a reader asked me for some tips to prepare for the MCAT. I would be happy to share the techniques I used and in particular what I learned from having sat it 3 times over a period of 10 years! I didn’t feel my scores on the first two attempts wereContinue reading “How to Achieve Success on the MCAT…Lessons Learned from Two Retakes”

The Medical School Journey Continues…A Family Adventure!

“Mummy, is this the paper that will help you become a doctor?” My son Caleb had discovered my stack of practice interview questions on the dining room table. The cover sheet had a picture of a stethoscope on it. I don’t know how he made the connection but it was a powerful moment for meContinue reading “The Medical School Journey Continues…A Family Adventure!”