How I Got Into An Ivy League Medical School- Stuff I Wish I Knew

How I Got Into An Ivy League Medical School- Stuff I Wish I Knew

I was just shattered do that person who got in hi guys my name is chanel welcome to my channel where I show you what I do to optimize my life today I’ll talk about how I got into many medical schools including an IV school. if you’re looking for any tips and tricks on how to get into medicine or any type of program then you’re at the right place I hope this is super useful for you guys and that you enjoy it the first thing I did when I decided that I really wanted to get in was I got my mind set right okay. I wrote down an a piece of paper I will be a happy fit medical student in 2016 and I enjoyed every second of the process why did I do that is because you want to become that person that version of you that got into medical school and to do. you have to believe it you have to understand it you have to understand how that person thought to get it. that’s why I wrote it down and I repeated it over and over again I repeated it in my car in my shower when I was training I was just thinking about that sentence all the time to get it engrained into my subconscious and get my mind set right. that helped me to pick up habits that that person did that version of me did to get into medical school to be that medical student at an Ivy League I got my life into order I started training I started changing the way I thought about myself I would imagine in my head what I would say to my parents to my friends I would imagine how I would just feel when I would open that email and be accepted okay. that was even before I had the interviews I was working on that precious precious mindset and I really think that it puts that energy into the world that positive energy about yourself about what you can do about where you belong really believe it in yourself makes people want to believe you. that was my the first thing I did the second thing I did I went on to that website the school website and I read it all I read everything about that program I read everything about their value and then what I did is I sat down okay I took everybody every single value such as resilience okay. for instance I took resilience and then I looked at my CV or I thought about experiences that would show that I was a resilient person because these are the things that you can bring out in your personal letter and also in your interviews because you bet that that’s what they’re gonna be looking at they want you to be certain that this program is for you okay. for that you need to show that you did your research and that you want to be there that you have all the choices in the world all the schools in the world will accept you and you chose to go there okay for them that’s super important to know that you’re a match and to do. you need to check the values check the programs and really think about how your life experiences your whole life culminated to this point this point in time where you’re accepted to that Ivy School that everything makes sense okay but to make that happen you really need to think about it it’s true the personal letter was quite structured they had questions okay and all those questions were actually about what I just told you about their core values okay and how those core values are reflected into your life. for me it was super easy to write my personal letter because I’ve already thought about all those things and I was certain to in my core that I was the perfect candidate for them okay even if I didn’t have the highest grades or whatever I was certain you cannot bullshit in your letter because even if it’s writing I think that the people read them there are thousands of them they can detect bullshit they can you know why because why when you write something like a bullshit thing either you just write a statement down and you don’t back it or you back it way too much you’re like inventing something okay. that’s why you really need to think about all those things before you sit down with the questions and you write down your personal letter okay then the other thing I didn’t like I think we’re at tip number three is I found someone a mid one that I knew you can find mad ones basically everywhere on Facebook you there is a Facebook group for anything and there is a Facebook group for the school that you want to get in and people like mad ones who want to help you make connections etc and answer your questions. that’s exactly what I did I wrote on that group and I forgot that I knew someone who was there and I made one there and she reached out to me and she helped me a lot she read through my letter she helped with my English in my letter and yeah she was super useful and when the interviews came around well she helped me through that too she told me about what it was like what I should expect etc. fine fine mm one find someone who went through that process and no fuck she’s doing okay. tip number four now go to the campus actually go okay and you can do the tour and everything but that costs money and nobody got money for that. go there with a backpack okay that might might sound silly but I’m telling you it works you go there you walk around as if you were a student. walk into the med building and sit down in a class okay look around you be part of that environment feel what it’s like to be that student to be that medical student at that school make it your reality before it actually manifests into your life okay I know this is a bit woohoo and most people don’t believe in that shit but but there is a medic there’s scientific proof that that works because you deep understanding of what it’s like to be that person and it’s way easier to act like it’s already true okay then you need to figure out your wife okay figure out why you want to be a doctor and not like I’m here because I’m such a selfish person and I just want to help everyone and sacrifice my entire life to help you guys that is unrealistic for some people it is okay for some people it’s true they will do that but for some people like me it’s a bit different okay there is like a nuance behind it because when you help other people you give okay and you give and they give back to you they give back a sense of value okay and your work and it’s way easier to love what you do if you feel valuable and to me also the the other reason why I decided to go into medicine is because I love self optimization and I love the idea of helping someone help themselves and the best way to do. and the most intellectually challenging and fun is medicine and that’s what I told the interviewer and clearly they liked it okay. they can go past the pre-made answers and think about you learn about yourself go within okay and if you really wanted to go into medicine you will find that answer within you and it’s gonna be the the true answer and it’s gonna reflect during your interviews okay tip number five I think interviews interviews are crucial even if you have like the perfect GPA you have the perfect CV blah blah blah if your interviews are shit and you look like your shitty human you will not be taken. make sure that just before the interview one you’re ready to you’re in the right mindset you’re relaxed or as relaxed as you can be and that you believe in yourself okay show them that you again you are that person that they are looking for not in a cocky ‘we just in like a calm assertive kind of way okay. how do you prepare for your interviews first of all you read read about the interview process there’s a lot of books out there and they really helped me out because I had no freaking idea I have at that point I really didn’t have any idea about who I was either. that was pretty difficult because most of the interview questions are about well look good doing it. if you didn’t think about it like before they ask you that question and you have stress on top of that then you’re gonna study and look like an ass. yeah you need to think about those things and in those books there’s a bunch a bunch a bunch of example example questions and really the questions during the interviews really are a version of those. these are really good I can also make a video more in depth about the interviews I would love that yeah just go right on to the next point my next point is recognize the fact that your cell value is not based on if you’re accepted or not I know this is quite obvious but for me it was a big fucking deal like I got refused before and I was just shattered okay but that’s not normal you are worth something even if you don’t get in okay your self-worth is not based on what you do at what school you go to if you’re not accepted it’s fine either accept again then the next year or like choose something else really life life is just. serious sometimes and like we need we need to move on okay at some point you you don’t need to dwell on the fact that you haven’t been accepted to medicine but if you really feel that that’s what you want to do again the other person who got in the person who got in is not someone who like he’s anxious about everything it’s not someone who has very low self-esteem it’s not someone who cannot take decisions not someone who it’s like shit doesn’t rain and bla bla bla someone who has their shit together. so that’s it for me today thank you for watching don’t hit me because of my French accent I’m trying very hard. have a great day and I’ll see you in my next video