Medical-MasterMind-Community.com recently released a podcast featuring senior medical school admissions consultant
Dr. Wayne Shelton titled, "Medical School Admissions – Interview with a committee insider." The podcast is over thirty minutes
long and highlights Wayne's experience on the admissions committee for a prominent U.S. medical school and his current experience as a
senior medical school consultant for AdmissionsConsultants. In the interview he shares his insights, tips, and sage advice for anyone
considering a career in medicine.
An example of what was discussed in the interview site is shown here:
Dr. Dan (Interviewer): Let's assume the 4.0 GPA and the 37 MCAT,
what non-numerical factors are they (the admissions committee) looking for in an ideal candidate?
Dr. Shelton: Certainly in healthcare today with the many challenges
that we face and the challenges that physicians face in particular, physicians have to have interests and competencies
in a wide range of areas and I think committees are looking for someone who is very well-rounded, who can not only excel in scientific
and technical areas of medical science- but also really understand the larger setting of healthcare and how that impacts patients and
as well as understanding of what patients are going though.
So they are looking for people who take a broader interest in the issues in healthcare in
terms of politics and economics and also at the patient level, understanding what patients are going through in terms of what its like
to have certain illnesses, being able to empathize with patients, being able to communicate with patients, and being able to help
patients accomplish their goals in many ways.
You can listen to the entire podcast
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