• Samir Desai

What Are Your Greatest Strengths?

Updated: May 24

Reflecting on your activities before you start to prep for your interview is critical. That process is critical to providing the most powerful responses possible to common questions such as What are your greatest strengths?

Most of the important interview questions rely on examples, stories, or insights that are unique to you and arise from the activities that you've been involved with.

Whether that's your medical work experience or volunteering, or whether it's your non-medical work experience, leadership, or personal interests, the activities that you've chosen to participate in tell us a lot about your interests, strengths, and goals.

This podcast episode talks about the importance of performing your own Activity Analysis.

When you're ready, we also have an Activity Analysis worksheet. This worksheet highlights some of the questions you need to ask yourself about your experiences before, during, and after your participation in an activity.

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 Interviews 101, the course that teaches students how to ace their interviews. She is also the author of the best-selling book The Medical School Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty, and served as Professor of Dermatology at the Baylor College of Medicine for over 17 years.

Dr. Samir Desai is the author of The Medical School Interview and Multiple Mini Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty. He has served on the medical school admissions and residency selection committees at the Baylor College of Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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