Tell Me About Your Research
Updated: May 17, 2022
You’ve spent months on your research, and you now have only 2 to 3 minutes to describe it in a powerful and impactful way.
How do you do that?
Most of the students we've interviewed think about this as a pretty straightforward question. Look over your CV, and then tell your interviewer about your research projects.
Unfortunately, that type of response is generic and underwhelming. That type of response tells us nothing about purpose, impact, or growth, which are all important aspects of a strong response to this very common question.
To see how we help our students go from a good response to a great response, please check out the before and after videos here.
You'll be able to watch the "before" video, which presents a pretty standard, generic response.
You'll then be able to watch our step-by-step approach that walks students through the process of developing a powerful, impactful response.
In the "after" video, you'll be able to see how a simple question such as "tell me about your research" can be completely transformed.
Wishing you all the best,
Rajani Katta MD and Samir Desai MD
Authors of The Medical School Interview
Dr. Rajani Katta is the creator of Medical School Interviewing 101, the course that teaches students how to ace their interviews. She is also the author of the Multiple Mini Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty, the Casper Test Prep Guide, and The Medical School Interview. Dr. Katta is a practicing dermatologist and served as a Professor of Dermatology at the Baylor College of Medicine for over 17 years.
Dr. Samir Desai is the author of The Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine, The Medical School Interview, and Multiple Mini Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty. He is an Internist, on faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine, and has served on the medical school admissions and residency selection committees at the Baylor College of Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.