Tips to Reapply
Instagram Post from @thebloomingpa So you didn’t get an acceptance this year, now what?
Firstly, feel proud of yourself for having made it to MMIs. Out of the hundreds and thousands of applicants (program dependent), you were picked to be interviewed and that’s an accomplishment on its own! But programs can only accept so many people and as much as it hurts, rejections happen. How you process them and grow from them, is what defines you as a person.
Let’s talk about what changes you might make for next time:
🤔Some schools base acceptances on the MMI alone, others base them off of your cumulative application: GPA, supplementary app, MMI, etc. Find out what your specific program looks for and work from there.
🤔 Reflect on how you felt the day of your MMI. Did you feel like you did fantastic or do you think you can work on some parts of how the day went? Most people feel a general sense of “okay” with the feeling that maybe one or two stations didn’t go so well. If you felt that you did poorly on stations, reflect on how you handled yourself: did you keep a strong front or did you become flustered?
➡️ Think about next steps and what you’re going to change for the next application cycle. After my first cycle (didn’t make it past the MMI), my motto for a whole year became “everything is an MMI”. I tried to see if I could squeeze in MMI type of logical thinking in situations that I faced on a day to day basis to make it second nature 🤓
Remember that there’s no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to MMIs and reapplying and try not to feel overwhelmed by the idea of re-applying. Medicine is a long journey, but if it feels right, you have to keep trying for yourself 💕