interview advice

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    AMA: DO Interview/General Pre-Medical Help

    Hey everyone, before anything, @Goro has an extensive guide to medical school interviews and one for DOs as well that you should all check out if you haven’t. I was blessed to receive 9 interview invites from DO schools...I attended 7 of them with 6 acceptances and 1 waitlist even though my...
  2. LindaAccepted

    Medical The Anatomy of a Post-Interview Thank You Email

    After your medical school interview, it is appropriate to send thank you notes to all of the people who helped you throughout the day. These days it is rare to receive a thank you card. You can easily set yourself apart by sending out handwritten notes. If, like most people, you only have time...
  3. LindaAccepted

    Medical The Art of Interviewing—Are You a “Can” or a “Cannot”?

    “I am doomed… This is a disaster… I really never expected this… What am I going to do?” This from Daniel, a prospective PhD student. I couldn’t imagine what had happened to cause such a negative response, especially as Daniel is a very strong candidate with impeccable credentials. My shock was...
  4. O

    General Admissions & OTCAS Questions to ask in Interviews

    Hi! I have an interview coming up this Friday and am trying to come up with some good questions to ask them. I have a few, but do you guys have any you think is important to ask? Also, is it inappropriate to ask about potential financial aid or scholarship opportunities available? I do want to...
  5. LindaAccepted

    Medical 7 Steps to Acing Your Med School Interview

    Congratulations! You have been identified as one of the most promising applicants for medical school during this application cycle. Follow these seven steps to ensure that you ace your interview and receive an acceptance: Step 1: Celebrate! While you may be nervous about embarking on the next...
  6. LindaAccepted

    Medical An Overview of Your Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Day

    Currently, at least 37 medical schools in the U.S. offer the MMI. A typical MMI day lasts about nine hours. Starting the multiple mini interview day If you have a morning interview, check-in can begin as early as 7:15am which may include eating breakfast with medical students. After breakfast...
  7. K

    General Admissions & OTCAS 2019-2020 OTCAS Applicants

    Hi everyone! I am making this thread for those who are applying in the current cycle so we can all share tips with each other on the application process, interviews, and potentially find those who are admitted into the same school! Has anyone applied to Creighton/got an interview yet? I have...
  8. CoitusInterruptus

    Cannabis and interviews

    Given the wave of legalization sweeping the nation and the perennially optimistic research that seems to surface daily (Study on cannabis chemical as a treatment for pancreatic cancer may have 'major impact,' Harvard researcher says), have you guys prepared to talk about your personal thoughts...
  9. LindaAccepted

    Medical Must-Know Strategies for Your Medical School Interview

    Hey you! Yeah you…the one with the awesome med school interview invitation! Unless your wife is about to go into labor (or is already IN labor), then you should not under ANY circumstance answer your phone should it ring, or even leave your ringer on, during your med school interview. Seem...
  10. LindaAccepted

    Medical Going Beyond “Because I Want to Help People”

    Trust us – your interviewer has already heard the “Because I want to help people” answer. In fact, she’s probably heard it so many times, that if she hears it again, she’ll roll her eyes and tune out for the rest of your answer – or worse, the rest of your interview. Learn succinct tips on how...
  11. DoctoOcto

    How do interviewees convey arrogance and/or immaturity in interviews?

    Considering one of, if not the biggest killer in interviews is arrogance and immaturity, what are some examples of sheer arrogance shown by the interviewees? I mean, considering they made it to an II, these guys must be smart enough to at least "play" humble, right? Is it more subtle than one...
  12. S

    "Why should we accept you?"

    Hello everyone! What is your approach to answering this question for secondaries and/or interviews? I personally struggle with selling myself, and have no idea how to even start to answer this question
  13. 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!
  14. Cracking Med Admissions

    Medical Update Letters and Letters of Intent

    Have you interviewed at a medical school and still waiting to hear back? Or are you waiting to hear from a school, period? It's a good time to send them an update letter! Read our two very popular Cracking Med School Admissions blogs on update letters. 1) 4 Tips for Medical School Update...
  15. B

    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...
  16. 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!
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. LindaAccepted

    Medical Did You Miss Our Med Interview Webinar?

    Applicants who attended the How to Nail Your Medical School Interviews webinar learned crucial strategies to help them get ready for interview day – even how to prepare for difficult questions like the “weakness” question. They’re now armed with proven techniques and strategies for interview...
  21. LindaAccepted

    Medical The Men’s Guide to Dressing for Medical School Interview Success

    After the tests are scored, resumes printed, and applications submitted, interview day is the last—and potentially most—stressful part of getting to your school of choice. This is your chance to make a great first impression with the interview committee, and your appearance should mirror the...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. LindaAccepted

    Medical Last Chance! Winning Med School Interview Strategies

    You can still sign up for our live, free webinar, How to Nail Your Medical School Interviews, on Tuesday, January 8th at 4pm PT/7pm ET. In just one hour, Accepted med school admissions expert Cydney Foote will give you must-know strategies to help you ace your upcoming interview. You’ll learn...
  25. LindaAccepted

    Medical Must-Know Strategies for Your Medical School Interview

    Your med school interview: it’s exciting, but stressful. You have a chance to impress the admissions committee in person – and you’ll also have the chance to tour the campus, meet students, and truly start to picture yourself as a med student at that school. On the other hand, all that...
  26. LindaAccepted

    Medical The Women’s Guide to Dressing for Medical School Interview Success

    In a medical school interview, a first impression is often the only impression you get to make. With just a handshake your aim is to come across as professional, confident, and trustworthy. After all the hard work you have put in to your pre-med journey, this is your moment to shine as the...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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)...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
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    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...
  35. 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?
  36. LindaAccepted

    Medical What’s the Best Way to Prep for Your Residency Interview

    PRACTICE, PRACTICE, and then some more PRACTICE! According to Dr. Sheryl Neuman, Accepted’s expert in residency and fellowship admissions, one of the most common residency interview question asked will be: “Why did you want to become a doctor?” Practice your answer to this question ahead of...
  37. G

    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?
  39. 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!
  40. T

    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...