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How to Prepare for Interviews

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Supafly MD, Feb 5, 2002.

  1. Supafly MD

    Supafly MD Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 8, 2001
    Tee-dot, CANADA
    Just thought I start a posting with advice on preparing for interviews. I'd love to hear recent interview experiences as well.
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  3. El Jefe

    El Jefe The Jefe 7+ Year Member

    Jan 14, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Go to and read everyone's posts for that school. They list everyone's most interesting/difficult questions, which I have found very helpful.
  4. spicoli

    spicoli Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 29, 2001
    Pac Side
    My advice: Don't research the kind of questions that you need to ask or the questions that will be asked of you. If you don't have a feel for what the school is about and/or the community, go to their site. Don't overtly "prepare".

    If you can, fly into the city a day early. Stay with a student and/or go to a bar and mingle with the locals. Ask them questions about their day, about their families.

    Remember, med schools don't want machines. They want people; people that can understand the communities they live in.

    What if you find nothing you like? (You are bound to find something wonderful if you give the school/city a chance.) But, in the former case, I would suggest be yourself. Don't exagerrate your experience in the city, but give it to them frankly. You do NOT want to go to a school that you are not interested in.
  5. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    Go to <a href="" target="_blank">this thread </a> for my advice.

    Also, here's <a href=";f=1;t=008174" target="_blank">another more recent thread</a> with interview advice.

    Good luck!! Interviews # 5 & 6 coming up in the next 2 days, and I still stand by my advice in that first thread. :)

    Oh, and for comic relief when you're sick of prepping, check out SwampMan's <a href=";f=1;t=008053" target="_blank">funny things interviewees do</a> thread. Guaranteed to relax you and make you LOL!!! :D <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> :D <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
  6. ConstantlyWaiting

    ConstantlyWaiting Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Southern California
    Just relax and be yourself. Sincerity is something you can't rehearse. Just know what you like about the school and why you want to go there, and just be honest. My best interviews were ones where I simply spoke from my heart. Cheesy but true. :)

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