MED SCHOOL INTERVIEW TIPS & TRICKS

  • Steps for Interview Preparation

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Interview Day Attire

  • General Do's and Don't of Medical School Interviews

  • and more!

Pre-Med Check List

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. 

At times the work of a dedicated pre-med student seems never-ending. I hope this condensed version of responsibilities and things to consider along the way helps make the tasks at hand a little less daunting and a little more attainable!  Enjoy!

RECORDED MOCK 

MEDICAL SCHOOL INTERVIEW

FEEDBACK RUBRIC

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

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One-on-One

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. 

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Multiple - Mini Interview

(MMI)

  • MMI is an interview format developed to assess an applicant’s skill and proficiency in areas such as:

    • Problem solving

    • Logical thinking

    • Interpersonal skills

    • Ethical judgment

    • 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!

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MEDICAL APPLICATION SERVICES

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