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How One Doc Turned Her Early Struggles in Medical School Into an Asset for Residency Interviews

“Once I started writing, I realized something: Discussing those initial challenges showed me that I had a story to tell, and I wanted to tell it. Furthermore, I started to understand how important it was for me to tell that story on my own terms. I didn’t want to be asked about those difficulties during an interview and go on the defensive. I wanted to be in control of the narrative.” – Dr. MJ

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Medical School Actually Isn’t Very Hard

“I had no idea how I would keep all these facts in my brain, let alone keep them organized there. I remember telling my parents that I wasn’t having trouble with the concepts and didn’t need someone to explain the material. What I needed was someone to explain how to keep all these facts in my brain. Until I found STATMed Learning, no one knew how to help me in that way.” – Dr. MJ

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Struggling in Medical School: Why Peer Mentoring Can Actually Make Things Worse

“When my medical school had me meet with one of the top students in the class above me, she was confused about how I could not be getting excellent grades if I was putting so much time into studying. I ended up feeling even worse about my situation after talking to her for 30 minutes and then did everything I could to avoid her for the rest of the year.” – Dr.. MJ