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TYPES OF INTERVIEWS
Interview formats will vary between schools, so it is helpful to be ready for any number of different interview formats. At some schools, interviews are held with individual admission committee members; at others, group interviews are the norm.
MEDICAL SCHOOL INTERVIEW
This is a Medical School Mock Interview Rubric with instructor feedback, notes, and ratings that I received from my own person mock interview experience. I hope this will help give you a better understanding of important aspects to be aware of during your interview experience!
THE ULTIMATE PRE-MED CHECK LIST
Most Common Interview Type
involve meeting one-on-one with a member of the admissions committee
You may interview with a current medical student, faculty member, or even a member of the community.
Time: 30-60 minutes
can be either Open or Closed
Open Interviews - the interviewer has access to and likely has reviewed your application materials. Therefore, they may ask you specific questions pertaining to any activities or experiences that you described when you applied.
Closed Interviews - the interviewer does not have any of your application materials upfront and will likely ask you to provide information about yourself that you may have not included in your application.
Multiple - Mini Interview
MMI is an interview format developed to assess an applicant’s skill and proficiency in areas such as:
Communication (verbal and nonverbal) skills
Aims to assess skills that cannot be reliably determined by simply reviewing exam scores or transcripts alone.
Expect to encounter 6-10 "Stations" - where you will interact with an interviewer or actor in a brief question, scenario, or task
These scenarios often involve hypothetical and ethical problems that you may one day face as a practicing physician.
MEDICAL SCHOOL APPLICATION TIMELINE
This tool can help guide you through each hoop pre-med students are asked to jump through, as well as a tentative idea of exactly "when to jump." Hopefully, this will help you be proactive in your preparation of the application cycle and make the process a smooth transition!
MEDICAL APPLICATION SERVICES
The American Medical College Applicatin Service
AMCAS APPLICANT GUIDE & RESOURCES
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service
AACOMAS INSTRUCTIONS & RESOURCES
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