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The Parts of Your Medical School Application

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There are many different components that go into a complete medical school application. Learn what these pieces are, why medical schools ask for them, and what each part says about your qualifications as an applicant.

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Interview

An in-person meeting between you and one or more individuals representing a medical school. The interview format may be one-on-one, a panel, or Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs).

If you achieve this phase, it means that the school is interested in finding out about you, and whether you would be a good fit with their institution. It is an opportunity for them to see how you present yourself, how you communicate, and your ability to respond to questions. It is also your opportunity to assess how you feel about the medical school and its environment, and to ask additional questions.

It's a good idea to work with a prehealth advisor or mentor, and practice with a mock interview, to help you prepare. We also have interview resources on our website and blog posts from students about their interview experiences.

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