Medical applicants get disheartened when their applications are rejected and often wonder why and where did they go wrong? To understand this you must know that there are thousands of applications that are submitted and yours is just one of them. You may think you have done your best but there are others who are better than you. Applicants who get rejected are often because of some common reasons and if you evade them you are definitely going to make it to the selected list. Here are some observations to why medical applications get rejected:
Do you think submitting poorly framed sentences will impress any committee member to accept your application? In the first stage of medical admission the committee who shortlists the application for an interview narrow down their choices based on the written material that you have presented. The committee members don’t know you personally and will judge you on the basis of your writing. They go through your application, letters of reference, essay along with your academic profile. The documents should be able to articulate your interest in medicine and how you could prove be someone who would be a dedicated medical student.Your description and personal statement should be impressive enough to fascinate the committee so they look forward to having an interview with you. Below par documents are simply thrown aside.
Another common reason why medical applications are rejected is because their academic results don’t meet the threshold set by the committee. There are different types of rules for every medical school and committees check the academic results in different ways. However, it is important that your MCAT score is good along with your marks in science subjects. Low marks can easily get you rejected because a doctors profession requires a lot of studies and if your previous marks don’t reveal you can study then you don’t stand a chance.
You may be an excellent student with wonderful writing skills and great academic results but if you are submitting a late application there are chances you would be rejected. Reviewing and verifying an application is a lengthy process and may take atleast 6 weeks. Your application would have to battle many other applications as submitting on the deadline calls for more competition compared to those who submit early. The medical school may have already shortlisted people are there may not be any place vacant. Which means you would be rejected or put on hold.
If you finally made it for an interview but then you are unable to present yourself as a medical student then you would have to face rejection. Applicants who are unable to speak properly, get nervous or cannot answer the questions of the committee confidently are rejected. An interview is where the assessors determine whether or not an applicant has the necessary characteristics, traits and qualities to become a doctor. You cannot underperform here. Don’t fault on the above points and you will definitely make it to a good medical school.
Last March 2017, CNN Philippines released their result of their online poll that they have conducted about the main causes of stress for Filipinos. According to the result, 22.85% of the Filipinos said that their main cause of stress is their job/studies.
Getting into your dream medical school is not the final call of your destiny. It also requires shaping your future career goals in medicine and determining the right choice of medical courses.
Most toddlers when being asked what they want to become someday will answer, “To become a Doctor!” which is not surprising. At a toddler’s eye, being a doctor means taking care of kids, giving medicines and injections,