Ask the Experts: Preparing for Medical School Interviews

"Be prepared not only to discuss your motivation for a career in medicine, but also any activities or experiences that are relevant to your goal, and times you have served others," says one expert.
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Preparing for Medical School Interviews

Get answers to common questions about one of the most important phases of the medical school application process.

Brainstorm questions to ask during your interviews

The Medical School Interview worksheet form helps applicants plan the questions they would like to ask during medical school interviews. For more worksheets like this one, get the Official Guide to Medical School Admissions which includes access to more fillable worksheets on our website. ...

Selecting a Medical School: 35 Questions I Wish I Had Asked

Don't be shy about asking questions! The medical school interview is one of the most valuable sources of information that can help you decide where to matriculate.

What it’s Like to Participate in Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs)

The MMI is designed to assess communication skills, specifically verbal and nonverbal skills that cannot be measured by standardized exams or transcripts. The MMI typically consists of six to 10 very short interviews that revolve around a specific scenario.

Tips for Interview Day from Current Medical Students

An invitation to interview is a huge accomplishment and indicates that a medical school is interested in learning more about the person behind the application. We asked five current medical students to share their best advice for having a successful interview and making a positive impression....

Tips from Admissions on Maintaining Professionalism Throughout Your Interview

Being invited to interview is an indication that a medical school is interested in understanding more about the person behind the application. An interview is a chance for medical schools to look at the intangible qualities not captured on paper. Professionalism is one of those important...

Medical School Interview Do's and Don’ts

One of the most important phases of the application process is your interview. It’s your chance to demonstrate your communication and interpersonal skills, judgment, maturity, and the qualities that are important for a future physician. It’s also your opportunity to see if the school’s...