The medical school interview allows
the admissions committee to gain a better understanding of the applicant.
Beyond the information you provide on your AMCAS and secondary forms, the
interview helps to show that you possess the interpersonal communication
skills a physician should have. The interview should be looked upon as
an opportunity to humanize your file and not as something to dread.
Contrary to popular opinion, you CAN prepare for an interview. Although you may not know the exact questions you will be asked, most medical school committees always have a few questions that are guaranteed to be stated.
For a list of more questions, go to:
The following five areas were covered in the majority of medical school interviews. BE PREPARED!
The key to making a good impression is to look as professional as possible. Men should wear a suit and tie, and women should wear a solid dress or suit. All clothing should be conservative. Jewelry should not be flashy or excessive. Shirts, pants, and coats should all be pressed to perfection.
How would you feel going to a doctor who carries himself around as though he was oblivious to the world around him? When you go in for your interview remember that your body language tells much about you.
Here are a few tips: