Do Not Forget Your MCAT Essay

Your professional outlook as a physician must be well-matched to the essay that you wrote when you were applying to medical school

Thou shalt never ever do this!

Do you remember the time that you had to write your medical college admission essay? Do you remember how desperate you were at the time? You wrote whatever that could have enhanced your chances for getting into the medical school. Do you remember how passionately you argued for your love of promoting humanity? I’m not sure if you said Mother Teresa was your role model, or eradication of human suffering was your lifelong passion, but I’m sure you said something along those lines!

Well, that was back then. Now, that you are a practicing physician, I think it’s only fair if I remind you of what you wrote back then, and tell you what’s fair to keep in mind for your future. Hereafter, adherence to a few principles will help you to flourish as a good physician. I trust that you are already familiar with them, but it doesn’t hurt if you’re reminded of them again: firstly, do no harm, and secondly; thou shalt not do onto others, what you don’t like them do onto you!”

Dr. E


Also known as "Dr. Testbuster", Dr. Eftekar (Dr. E) is the founder, head coach and lead lecturer of the medical board training programs at Northwestern Medical Review. A unique attribute of Dr. E is his well-rounded academic background that, in addition to the science of medicine, extends over several other disciplines such as physiology of aging and longevity, philosophy of science and medicine, and integrated kinesiology.


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