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hey guys, for blind interviews, is there a need to review your AMCAS and secondary responses and have it committed to memory word for word?
I would imagine, since your interviewers do not have access to your file, it will be more of general question and answer session.

For example, "what are you interests in medicine", "what's your view on current health care", "why medicine", etc. As opposed to the open-file interview, where interviewer picks one activity from your AMCAS and asks you to elaborate.
Is this correct?
 

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I'd hope you'd know most of it by now, but you can always bring in notes, I thought <.<
 

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hey guys, for blind interviews, is there a need to review your AMCAS and secondary responses and have it committed to memory word for word?
I would imagine, since your interviewers do not have access to your file, it will be more of general question and answer session.

For example, "what are you interests in medicine", "what's your view on current health care", "why medicine", etc. As opposed to the open-file interview, where interviewer picks one activity from your AMCAS and asks you to elaborate.
Is this correct?
Yes, review everything and be consistent in your responses. Contradictory responses would look strange if they're quoted by your interviewers and attached to your file.
 

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hey guys, for blind interviews, is there a need to review your AMCAS and secondary responses and have it committed to memory word for word?
I would imagine, since your interviewers do not have access to your file, it will be more of general question and answer session.
I think your instincts are correct. Obviously, you don't want to contradict yourself at any point, but if you're stupid enough to think that would be a good idea - you never would have made it this far. :)

Generally, if they're going without the file, that means they probably want to get information that's not in there (on the surface, a more efficient use of interview time). So yes, generally I'd expect a more honest and organic conversation, and you'll probably have quite a bit of sway over the direction it takes.

Of course, as with any interview, it's hard to say for sure what's going to happen until you get in there.
 
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I think your instincts are correct. Obviously, you don't want to contradict yourself at any point, but if you're stupid enough to think that would be a good idea - you never would have made it this far. :)

Generally, if they're going without the file, that means they probably want to get information that's not in there (on the surface, a more efficient use of interview time). So yes, generally I'd expect a more honest and organic conversation, and you'll probably have quite a bit of sway over the direction it takes.

Of course, as with any interview, it's hard to say for sure what's going to happen until you get in there.
Thanks Matt! Quite helpful.:thumbup:
 

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i know you shouldn't base your medical school app process on only one source but the interview feedback thingy by SDN is ridic accurate
 

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At some schools with blind interviews, you may be asked to answer a few additional essay questions that will be given to your interviewers. If this is the case, know what you wrote there and make sure you are comfortable talking about it.