03-18-2008, 05:08 AM
We have put together some video clips with tips for the medical school interview. Besides the videos, we will also start some threads, over the days and weeks to come, providing some strategies to deal with different types of questions. Let us know what you think!
03-18-2008, 05:12 AM
03-18-2008, 11:48 AM
11-04-2008, 09:15 AM
No offense, but this stuff is pretty vanilla. I think we've all heard a million times to be confident and dress professionally. If I'm mistaken in making that assumption, then I suppose it will be borne out by gobs of posts contradicting me. But for my two cents, how about posting something a little more specific to what to expect as far as questions go. I don't want your take on the answers, because if I go in with stock answers I'm going to be a stock applicant, which will not impress an interview board.
I just want to know what kind of left-field questions medical interviewers like to throw at students so I can train myself to think in this fashion in order to anticipate oddities and have, if not an answer per se, then at least a graceful way to demur.
Interviews really aren't that crazy or difficult or pivotal, it seems - people have felt that they did very poorly and ended up getting in. So, these "vanilla" tips are actually ideas you should heed.
As for specific questions you might get, from normal to out-there, check out the interview feedback that has specific questions that people have been asked at specific schools. http://more.studentdoctor.net/welcome.php