If you are in the medical school application process, you’re probably in the interview process now. And all I can say is I feel you! but the wait is so so worth it. Interviews can be stressful or fun depending on the environment. I remember being so anxious before my first interview last year in September. I arrived in a new state the day before, not knowing anyone or even the location of the school. Luckily, the interviewers and the fellow students were super kind and understanding.
One thing I wish I internalized when I was in this process was knowing that I deserved to be there, just like all of my fellow colleagues. I always question why did they pick me, was it a mistaken? but the truth was I deserved to be there and so do you. Along with having a positive state of mind there are a few things that no one tells you going in:
Its expensive, so save your coins.
you’ll wait for months before a response, so be patient.
a rejection isn’t the worst.
rejection hurts but use it as an opportunity to grow rather than seeing it as a failure.
Now on to the outfit.
This was the first time I had to wear professional attire and I was shocked to find out how freaking hard it is to find a suit. Maybe I'm just picky but finding a suit that wasn't too short or too long and fit perfectly was pretty much impossible.
The fashion designer in me was eager design and sew my own suit and that I did.
For the design I went for a long pencil skirt and a peplum suit jacket. The skirt was pretty simple as I've made it before but the jacket was a bit tricky. After creating my pattern I slowly put the pieces together.
I was happy with the final look! I always feel at my best when I’m wearing something I designed because I know the fit and style is just right.
You might be wondering if I actually wore it to my interviews and the answer is YES! I wore it to one of my med school interviews and most importantly I was comfortable, which is what I was striving for during a high-stakes environment.
Hopefully that was insightful! As always send me your questions or comment below.
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