The majority of students who are looking for help on packaging them for medical school start with, “I’m concerned I’m not as qualified as I could be. I have talked to [25 other people] about this, and read [data data data] on but I’d like your opinion, too.”
They need to get more and more external feedback on how ‘good’ you are as a candidate for medical school operates just like an addiction. To tell you the truth, you’re scared you might not get into medical school, and that’s what drives you to get more and more external confirmation.
That’s OK; it’s OK to be scared. That’s just your mind anticipating the future. Since no one can know the future, the mind kind of goes off on its own, dreaming up all kinds of potentials for the future – most of them not good.
It’s true that the number of medical school seats available in a given year is smaller than the number of students who want those seats. Your highest option is not to let this fact upset you or make you fearful. The worry and anxiety do not get you closer to acceptance; your mind is just making you suffer.
So relax, breathe, say out loud, “I’m OK.” And be. Shift your focus to the present; focus your effort on what you can do now to improve yourself as an applicant.
Create your clear path, step on to that path, and walk the path. The future will take care of itself.