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Helping by Proximity

I was planning to write a nice long “How to Prepare for a Multiple Mini Interview” article to help medical school applicants. Instead, I have used that time to help prepare my friends for their medical school interviews.

I find that I don’t have the time or energy to do both. After helping out my friends for several hours, I often feel drained. I want to keep anything interview related out of my mind.

Theoretically, an article is more replicable, long term and can reach a larger audience reader. However, I can’t help but feel inclined to help my friends who I know personally. I also feel like I can make a more positive and definite impact with the help I give them. I also find it more rewarding as I can actually see their improvement.

So it comes down to should I help out friends I know in real life, where I have a bigger impact and find more rewarding although it being tiring, OR should I posts article that have a further reach, will take less time and energy to propagate after writing it, but often at times feels quite empty?

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  1. Arthur
    Arthur March 20, 2010

    I think it’s great that you post things like this. I’m sorry you feel “quite empty” at times after posting articles on here, which is quite understandable given the lack of proximity to your readers.

    Whichever you choose (helping friends or posting articles), please continue blogging!

    • medaholic
      medaholic March 21, 2010

      Haha and by blogging you mean keep adding stuff? I try. It’s always in my mind that blogging more is a good thing, but naturally I am just more inclined to help people I know, people I can see, and people I can interact with. It’s a bit late to put up some stuff to help with interviews. I’ll see what inspiration I’ll have in the coming months.

  2. Julie
    Julie March 22, 2010

    Hey, I love your blog! and totally appreciate what you do just for the sake of helping people. Keep up your great work, I am going to be using your blog heavily this summer as I prep for my MCAT! Thanks so much 😀

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