I'm currently applying to a combined pre-med/medical program. This program guarantees a spot in the school system's medical school (assuming a certain GPA is maintained etc.). I'm between high school and undergrad, taking a few years off for intensive Judaic studies.
In 11th grade, I submitted an essay to a medical journal's contest for high school juniors and seniors. My essay (though not first place) was accepted for publication, and was published in that journal. The essay was basically a review paper of research done about a specific treatment (not CPAP) for obstructive sleep apnea.
Should I bring a copy of my essay with me to the interview at the medical school? (Does it matter that I don't believe the essay was particularly well-written?)
- Is there anything to gain? (I know how to write a paper for a journal)
- Is there anything to lose? (Might this appear presumptuous or arrogant? The paper doesn't actually look that good, at least to me)