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3 Things to do while waiting for genetic counseling school interview invites

Updated: Jan 30, 2021

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Waiting for genetic counseling interview invites to drop is incredibly stressful, but it is also one of the small breaks that you have to take a breath during the whole application process. In today's blog and youtube video I discuss three self-care practices you can try to pass the time and distract yourself while waiting for interview invites to drop.

1. Read a book. Pick up a fun read to pass the time or if you're feeling ambitions read a book related to the field of genetic counseling. I discussed three genetic counselor approved books that you could likely weave into your interviews:

A) The Gene, Siddhartha Mukherjee

B) Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

C) Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, Andrew Solomon

2. Start exercising. Pick-up a new exercise/outdoor time routine whether it is getting outside for a walk or run most days, weight lifting or yogaing at home or joining a gym.

3. If you have ever felt curious about therapy, try it now. Now is a great time to establish care with a therapist. Do you have childhood issues to resolve? relationship problems? Anxiety or depression? Your therapist will understand how stressful the application process is and will be a great support to have in place for grad school and beyond. Many therapists utilize video or phone counseling in addition to in-person visits, so even if you relocate for grad school you likely can continue a relationship with your therapist.

I hope you all hang in there as you wait for interview invites.

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