What Do You Think is the Most Important Discovery in Medicine?
Updated: May 24
Interviewers sometimes ask about ethics, policy, and other aspects of medical care, so you need to demonstrate that you've thought about these issues and are prepared to respond. How would you answer this particular question? (Hint: most applicants talk about antibiotics.)
For a stronger approach, please see this podcast episode on the most important discovery in medicine.
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.