interviews medical school

  1. ApplyPoint

    Medical You are more than your MCAT score

    While the MCAT is typically the first concern of a prospective medical student and an important component of the medical school admissions process, there are other factors—competencies in interpersonal communication and professional behavior—that can be a much better predictor of an applicant’s...
  2. someonerandom

    Are medical schools handing out more interview invites this cycle? (due to virtual interviews?)

    The question says it all. Basically, due to the ease of virtual interviews (and I assume less time/money spent by the school), are they sending out more II this cycle than usual? I fear this may skew our judgment on how we are actually doing this cycle based on the number of II, and maybe...
  3. MarryMeQueen

    Medical School Interview Attire--Shoes for those with feet issues

    Hello! I am rather new to SDN, so please forgive me if I have posted this on the wrong channel. I am currently applying for the 2021-2022 application cycle and worried about shoes for interviews (I know it's early, but I need to make sure I have the correct shoes in time). I have terrible feet...
  4. Sadlyanon

    Medics school background check

    Hi everyone, One of the medical schools I am interested in and am accepted to does background checks. I wanted to ask some questions about the details of the background check. First off I did have a citation expunged off my record at 19 for underage drinking. I didn’t list it on amcas bc it’s...
  5. LizzyM

    How the Grinch Stole Interview Day

    All the pre-meds in Who-ville, liked interviews a lot, but the Grinch who lived just south of Who-ville did not! Now the Grinch hated interviews, the whole interview season. Don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason. I could be that his suit was a little bit tight. It could be that his...
  6. P

    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?
  7. C

    No interviews, help?

    Hey guys... Could you help me out? So I'm a first-time applicant but have no interviews yet and: 1) Do you think there is still a chance for this cycle/ anything besides sending update letters that I could do? 2) I'm thinking about what I'd do for another gap year. Do you think there is...
  8. B

    Will I get any more IIs?

    I know it's pretty late in the interview season, and I've had a good run of things so far, but I just want to know if there is any chance of an interview invitation from my remaining schools. Stats follow with list of schools: Bachelor of Music Arts- Oboe overall GPA (as of Fall 2017): 3.68...
  9. A

    Going to interviews in hopes of better financial aid

    Hi guys, I'm in a bit of a difficult situation (a good kind of difficult, though). As of now, I have been blessed enough to have been accepted to 4 MD schools, 2 of which I would happily attend. I have interviewed at 6 others, and am waiting to hear back from them. For this, I am extremely...
  10. A

    Attending all interviews to bargain?

    Good evening, My question regards interviews. As of now, I have been blessed enough to have received 10 interview offers. I applied to a lot of schools, apparently underestimating my competitiveness. Of course, different schools will offer different financial aid packages, and I have heard of...
  11. F

    Interview Prep

    Hey guys, I know this is early to prep but I had a quick question. I don't have any research experience and I feel like I may be asked "Why don't you have this" or something along the lines of if I am competent in terms of research. Do you guys have any advice on how to explain that...
  12. LindaAccepted

    Medical What Should You Wear to Your Med School Interview?

    Now you know what to say. But what should you wear? For the men, suits are most common. You want to dress neatly and professionally. Applicants should have their hair groomed and it is best to wear business style walking shoes. Women, on the other hand, do not need to wear a suit but often do...
  13. 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 start to tune out. Learn how to answer questions uniquely – in a way that truly express who you are and how you’re...
  14. LindaAccepted

    Medical The New Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (CASPer)

    Time yourself regularly to increase your typing speed. In 2010, McMaster, the medical school in Canada that created the MMI ( Multiple Mini-interviews) format has generated a new essay system. It’s called CASPer (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics). They’re finding...
  15. K

    Applying to Medical School and Gap Year...when are interviews?

    So I haven't been able to receive a straight answer on some of my questions, so I decided I would give it a shot here. I will be graduating next May (2017), applying to medical school, and then spending a year in Ecuador at a clinic. NOW....assuming that I apply in May/June since I have...