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The Medical School Interview

About the Medical School Interview

During the medical school application process, medical schools may invite you to participate in an interview. This is a chance for medical schools to learn more about the applicant besides what is on paper. A medical school interview is an opportunity for you to discuss your accomplishments and demonstrate qualities such as professionalism, communication skills, and maturity.

It is very important to have an understanding of the process of medical school interviews as well and know the do's and dont's of medical school interviews.

Medical School Interview Do's and Dont's

The following are some tips are the from Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). To view the fill list and for more information of medical school interviews, visit their website here.

DO: Practice answering mock interview questions. This will allow you to get a feel of of what the actual interview may feel like.

DON'T: Be unprepared. Don't let the real medical school interview be the first tome you practice your responses.

DO: Let your character shine through. Medical schools like to see your personality through your responses and body language.

DON'T:  Be scripted. Responding to questions with scripted answers may sound insincere and may be thrown off by unanticipated questions.

DO: Dress professionally with neutral colors.

DON'T: Wear colors or accessories that may be uncomfortable or distracting.