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Interviews: Bring something?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Tigger Tiger, Nov 10, 1999.

  1. Tigger Tiger

    Tigger Tiger Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 7, 1999
    Vancouver, BC
    Should I bring anything to my interviews? Portfolio of awards, thank you letters, articles, etc?

    PS - I haven't received an interview yet! [​IMG]
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  3. rufus

    rufus Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 1999
    Galveston, TX USA
    I wouldn't worry about bringing anything to your interview other than a copy of your application and personal statement (for you to review). However, one interviewer who's in a similar research field as mine did ask for a reprint! This is definitely the exception, though. Pretty much any info they need is in your app already. Good luck to you!

    BTW, last year a friend of mine interviewed at his first choice school in late Nov/early Dec and received an acceptance in January, so don't despair [​IMG]
  4. Hanly Burton

    Hanly Burton Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Bozeman, MT 59715
    Bring a book to read. Sometimes there are long breaks between orientation sessions and your interview, or between two interviews.
  5. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    Lafayette, IN
    You might also consider bringing along a portfolio/dayplanner sort of thing. It's a great way to ensure you have a pen/paper just in case you wish to jot something down. Plus, it is also advisable to have a few intelligent, insightful questions written down to ask your interviewer. It can be quite difficult to recall all those things you intended to ask under the pressure of an interview. Plus, you appear more organized.

    'Old Man Dave'
    KCOM, Class of '03

  6. Jim Henderson

    Jim Henderson 10+ Year Member

    Aug 22, 1999
    Excellent advice from Dave. Pen and paper to jot down names in case you do not have an itinerary is essential. Or if you are nerdy like me bring a palm pilot!

    Jim Henderson, MD of
  7. Tigger Tiger

    Tigger Tiger Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 7, 1999
    Vancouver, BC
    I was thinking that... What did the adcomm think when you whipped that piece of techno gadgetry out?

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