The hardest medical school interview question

Last year, while I was interviewing to get into medical school, one of my interviewers asked me: “What was the most difficult situation you ever faced, and how did you deal with it?”
 
I started talking. It was not the first time I shared this particular story – or even the first time it had come up during an interview – but as I became immersed in telling it, I felt tears coming to my eyes. Oh no, I thought. I stopped talking and looked at my interviewer. Embarrassed and unsure what to say, I went with, “um… I’m sorry.”
 
She didn’t miss a beat. “It’s OK,” she said gently, reaching for a tissue. “We can talk about something else.”
 
And we did.
 
Scientific American gives useful advice for pre-meds here.

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