How to Answer the "Why Do You Want to Be a Doctor?" Medical School Interview Question

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Today, we’re going to talk about how you should answer the “Why do you want to be a doctor?” question in your medical school interviews.

You’ve worked so hard to be a competitive applicant and earn your invitations to interview at the medical schools you’ve been dreaming about for years. Now it all comes down to this final step. Just one last barrier between you and your white coat.

Imagine yourself sitting down at your medical school interview. You’re nervous, but slowly start relaxing into the conversation. Then your interviewer asks, “Why do you want to be a doctor?” You hesitate. What do you say? How do you answer without being cliche? You start spouting vague generalities about helping people and notice your interviewer’s eyes shift around the room. You’ve lost their interest by giving the same answer as every other med school applicant. So what can you do differently? How do you avoid this common med school interview mistake to the “Why do you want to be a doctor” question?

If you’re nervous about acing your med school interviews, we’re here to help you put your best foot forward by preparing you to give a memorable and unique “Why do you want to be a doctor” response.

TIMESTAMPS:
[1:45] - How to prepare for the "Why do you want to be a doctor?" question
[5:05] - How to avoid common mistakes in your "Why do you want to be a doctor?" response
[6:26] - How to deliver your response in a memorable way
[8:01] - A sample response to the "Why do you want to be a doctor?" question
[9:38] - How to create your own personal "Why do you want to be a doctor?" response

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