The medicine interview can be a daunting prospect. However, by preparing well and keeping calm under pressure you can perform to the best of your ability. Here are some steps to prepare for a medical school interview:

  1. Research the medical school: Read the school’s mission statement, curriculum, and any relevant information about their medicine program and faculty, such as whether it is PBL or tradition learning, or a mix of the two. This will help you understand what the school values and how you can highlight your strengths in relation to their goals.

  2. Review your application: Refresh your memory on what you wrote in your medicine personal statement and be prepared to answer questions about it.

  3. Anticipate questions: Review common interview questions and practice answering them, such as why you chose medicine, your experience in healthcare, and your future goals.

  4. Prepare questions: Prepare a list of thoughtful questions to ask your interviewer, demonstrating your interest in the school and the program.

  5. Practice: Have mock interviews with friends, family, or career services professionals. This will help you get comfortable with the format, improve your communication skills, and reduce your nervousness.

  6. Dress appropriately: Wear professional attire that is appropriate for a formal interview.

  7. Be yourself: Be yourself, speak clearly and confidently, and listen actively to your interviewer. Remember that the interview is an opportunity for both you and the school to evaluate each other.

  8. Follow up: After the interview, send a thank-you note to the interviewer, for the opportunity to meet and discuss your qualifications.

By preparing thoroughly, demonstrating your passion for medicine, and showcasing your communication skills, you can increase your chances of a successful medical school interview. Remember to be yourself and be confident in your experiences and motivations. Good luck!