MTAS is a joke
- By: Daniel M Henderson
Distinctly average. That is the underlying message of my score from the medical training application service (MTAS). Am I proud of it? No, not really. Was I phenomenally disappointed by it? No, not really. Did I harbour any vestige of emotion to what in essence is an arbitrarily formulated number? No, not really. And then there was the score breakdown. Maybe this would shed some light onto my shortcomings and pinpoint exactly where I lost those highly sought after marks. Unfortunately, no such luck. It did tell me more numbers, however.
As you may have guessed by now, the MTAS experience didn’t exactly leave me wanting for more. In all honesty it left a feeling of emptiness. Throughout medical school we are encouraged to undertake countless extracurricular activities to make us more rounded individuals and better prepare us for the situations we will encounter when we eventually leave the nest