interview advice

  1. ZZ801832

    AVC ℅ 2023 hopefuls

    Couldn't find a thread so figured I'd start it! Second round applying here, I feel like my application is much stronger this year but I'm still lacking vet experience hours. We'll see how it goes I guess!
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    E.A.R.S Strategy?

    Hey there fellow Premeds! I have a medical school interview coming up soon and I wanted to ask your guys opinion on my interview answering strategy. A local premedical internship program at a nearby medical school stresses the E.A.R.S response to questions during the interview which is answer...
  3. Probablystudying

    Midwestern- CCO interview in a week need some advice

    what is the interview like and how do I prepare for MMI? Any advice would be great. Thank you!
  4. D

    CASPer Interviews

    Hello everyone, I'm writing an article regarding CASPer and I'm wondering if there are a few students here interested in detailing their experiences with the exam. Most notably, what do you think of the test? Did you prepare for it? Did you find the test challenging? Feel free to DM me here to...
  5. ComDest

    Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry Interview/Acceptance: Class of 2023

    Hello everyone, As of January 24th, 2019 I got the mind-blowing offer to interview at the Dalhousie University, Faculty of Dentistry in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I'm scheduled to interview on the 11th of February. I'm super excited to go and see what Halifax has to offer. I am from the U.S., so...
  6. O

    Program-Specific Info / Q's North Central College MOT Interview

    Hello everyone! I was hoping someone on here could give me some information on their experiences with North Central College, any current students or anyone who has interviewed with them. I was invited to an interview in March and I would love some tips, advice, or guidance in preparation for...
  7. M

    University of St. Augustine Fall 2019 Thread

    Hi all! I've been lurking for a good while and decided to start a thread for those applying for Fall 2019. I just got an email for an interview at the Miami campus on Feb. 1st. Can anyone who has gone through the interview process let me know how it went/questions that they asked. Also would...
  8. boundlesscorpuscle

    Cancelling Scheduled Interviews

    I have been extremely lucky to receive many interview invites this cycle at a lot of great schools. I had originally planned on attending any interviews I received, but I hadn't anticipated how many invites I would get and exactly how expensive travelling would be. Now that I have an acceptance...
  9. B

    First Interview, but I'll look different from my picture?

    I am not trying to be facetious here... just worried about the fact that I'll look quite different from the secondary picture. I wore contacts when taking the pictures, but now I'm unable to wear contact lenses due to an allergy I developed. The thing is, my glasses are really strong and they...
  10. boundlesscorpuscle

    Three Interviews Within a Week?

    Hi all, So I've been very fortunate to receive many invitations to interview this cycle, which is exciting! However, scheduling them has been a chore. I currently have two interviews coming up, both in the northeast, both scheduled in the same week- one on Tuesday, one on Thursday. Because I...
  11. M

    Explaining very poor UG performance during interview?

    I'm prepping for some interviews, thinking about how I want to spin things, and I was wondering what "strategy" I should take when discussing my very poor undergraduate performance. I'm a nontrad applicant whose original career path was in engineering (attended one of the grade-deflated UC's)...
  12. A

    Western Carolina University interview tips

    hello, I have an interview coming up on December 8th for western Carolina university and was wondering if anyone has advice on the interview process there and/or if anyone is as freaked out about it as I am! I am trying not to stress but 3 different 30 minute GROUP interviews just seems like a...
  13. A

    Salus University - PCO Interview Day

    Hello! I recently had my interview at Salus and received my acceptance the following day - wohooo!! :clap: The interview is super chill and relaxed. The day starts at 10am with a group presentation from the dean which lasts about an hour, she goes over everything Salus has to offer and it...
  14. boundlesscorpuscle

    Should I inquire about later interview dates?

    Today I received an interview invitation from an excellent program. I was excited until I looked at the available dates. I will already be travelling to or attending other interviews for all but one of the available dates, and this is just a few days before the Christmas holiday. As such, plane...
  15. M

    Second interview at the same program as last season...any advice?

    I'm an IMG looking to get into surgery. I had two interviews last ERAS season but didn't match. Fast forward a year and I've added a bunch of research, some publications, and a letter of recommendation from a university program faculty to my ERAS application. One of the programs I interviewed at...
  16. E

    Crying during an interview?

    One of my closest friends recently interviewed at an MD school, and her mother's recent passing (< 1 yr) came up during the interview (in a respectful way), and she told me she ended up crying/sobbing for a good chunk of the time. She's really bummed out her crying may have affected her...
  17. S

    Interview Prep Class of 2023

    Since interviews are coming up, we should all be preparing! Let’s work together and share all of our tips, ideas, or questions. What worked for you in the past? Have any questions that leave you stumped? MMI vs student panel?
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    Official Interview Thread c/o 2023

    Hey is there a thread for the class of 2023 regarding if interview offers have been sent out and to which schools? Thought I would check! Im sure everyone is anxiously waiting like me! Congrats on finishing apps!
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    Tools for Scheduling Interviews

    I'm using Gmail and Google Calendar right now, but it seems a little overwhelming being attached to my phone 24/7 (or at least during working hours on weekdays), especially when I'm on interviews. Is there an app or program or something to help with this?
  20. P

    ICO Interview

    I'm interviewing at ICO and I was wondering if anyone had any tips/would be able to share their experience. Thanks!
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    On hold pre-interview and calling admissions

    Hi guys, I was put on hold pre-interview for my top school last week:(. Since I haven't had an interview yet I felt it was a bit premature to write an LOI at this point but I've pretty much made up my mind that I am going to call the admissions office this week to hopefully boost my chance even...
  22. M

    Residency interview prep advice & curveball questions asked

    Hey all, just wondering what resources y'all are using for interview prep this upcoming residency season. Also curious for folks who matched EM in the last couple years what "curve ball" questions you got asked on your interview trail. This request is both for preparation and entertainment...
  23. R

    The Biggest Lie I Was Told On Almost Every Residency Interview

    Here’s the scenario: You’re on your residency interview day and chatting with some of the residents over lunch, in between or during interviews and you ask them why they came here. They reply with “This is the best residency”. That is a lie. In short, it’s because they’ve only ever been in one...
  24. Classy Oxford Comma

    Thank You Email/Letter Question

    Hi, I was wondering how important Thank You Letters/Emails are for admissions evaluations? I recently interviewed at Yale but it has been about a week since my interview. I do not want to botch the letter and accidentally say something that affects my chances, but my neurotic self is worried...
  25. S

    Out (as queer) during interviews?

    Hi All! Hope this cycle is being kind to you! I was wondering if you guys could advise me w/ regards to a question I’ve been agonizing over for a while: should I refrain from outing myself as queer during my interviews? Some context: this would not just be a random interjection. I feel like...
  26. K

    SOS Interview Apparel Help Needed ASAP

    My first interview is on Friday and I fly out for it tomorrow. I had heard that people normally wear suits to the interview, so I put on my navy suit today. I've been hitting the gym a lot for the past couple years since I got that suit and my shoulders and chest are too big for it now. All I...
  27. Sadlyanon

    2 interviews in the same week

    Hi everyone, I am seeking advice before confirming my second interview this season. I am currently scheduled for an interview 50 min from my house in Washington DC this month on the 24th. (Wednesday). I’m considering scheduling another interview on the 26th, however this will be in Vermont...
  28. R

    Interview SOS - Need Advice

    Hi, I've had 3 interviews (2 top 20) so far and after each one I come out feeling very unsatisfied with how the conversations went. Of course, I've made small adjustments with my answers/techniques since my first interview, but I still feel like I am unable to "crack" the interviewer and connect...
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    UTHSCSA IDEP interviews

    hello guys, I need some help, I got an invitation for interview at San Antonio Dental School at the end of September, any advice about what should we study for the skill test?? If anyone could share their experience I’ll appreciated a lottt, thanks in advance
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    Other Resources for Interview Preparation

    Hello everybody! I hope you are all doing great, remaining strong through your studies, shifts, or the particular endeavor(s) you are currently undertaking. I will be applying to Psychiatry positions during this ERAS season. If possible I wished to gather a list of the most commendable...
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    Other Resources for Interview Preparation

    Hello everybody! I hope you are all doing great, remaining strong through your studies, shifts, or the particular endeavor(s) you are currently undertaking. I will be applying to Psychiatry positions during this ERAS season. If possible I wished to gather a list of the most commendable...
  32. Ms.2:30 what, would I seem desperate?

    So my everything is in on AADSAS! Only heard back from NYU stating they got everything. Should I contact schools to make sure they received everything? Should I contact schools that received everything, when people usually expect an interview invitation? This waiting just making me a bit...
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    Discussing MMI prompt in Secondary at that school

    I couldn't find this discussed anywhere as it is pretty specific. I am writing a particular secondary essay regarding "challenges in becoming a physician". The challenge that I have identified is actually exemplified in an MMI from the school I am a reapplicant to. Essentially my question is...
  34. AspiringDoc169

    Interview Question: Why this location/city/state to attend medical school?

    As an out of state student interviewing at a medical school, how would you suggest one should go about researching the location to create an answer for "Why do you want to study medicine in (city/state/location)?" Thank you.

    Interview Attire - Male

    I've read much about Professional School interview attires here on SDN. Though the general consensus is to go for a conservative look, I think it really won't matter that much as long as I don't go for something crazy. My question is for those of you with experience in professional...
  36. O

    How to explain research interest (MD only) in written materials/interviews

    Hello, I'm applying MD only, and wondering how to properly communicate my interest in clinical research in both my secondary essays and if/when I get interviews, without giving off the impression that I'm more interested in research than medicine. I've seen various comments on here in different...
  37. A

    University St. Augustine Flex-DPT Interview

    Hello all! I am new to the SDN however I am looking forward to any insight that I can get regarding the USA flex-DPT program interview. I am currently a NC-licensed PTA looking to advance to a PT. As an "adult learner" I will be needing to continue working throughout the program as I still have...
  38. Cwinship

    DAT Summer Guide Service

    To all planning on taking the DAT this summer or in the future, I will happily answer your questions.
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    Tips for first time interviewing with PI

    So I am going to be interviewing with a PI involved in research regarding public heath and how social demographics can influence healthcare. I was wondering if any of you have tips for me in regards to our meeting?
  40. P

    1 question for my interview, that’s it

    So I recently interviewed at my dream school & I was only asked ONE question. And after answering it, the interviewer says “do you have any questions for me?”....I was expecting more questions!! I am really disappointed, as I got waitlisted!! Is this at all common to base it on ONE question?