I just had my pre-med committee interview today. This one is very important because they write a letter summarizing all my letters of recommendation, adding info that all the medical schools are looking for. Of the 9 committee members, two actually interview and they go back and report to the rest of the committee about me. One of the two happened to be Dr. Cole, a former admissions committee member at the U. of Maryland. She had only good things to say about my app and told me repeatedly that I am a competitive applicant. Since it was an interview, I had prepared for it as if it was my first med school interview, which is good because she asked me a few of the questions I had been prepared for: -tell us about you, from childhood up to now -what is your biggest strength and weakness -talk about your extra-curricular activities, why did you do them -why do you want to be involved in public health in addition to medicine -talk about your community service -how many schools did you apply to, how did you select them It went really well, maybe because I knew it was 'just USF staff' I wasn't nervous at all and felt very open about the whole thing. To tell you the truth, I am getting really excited about this whole process. Can't wait to visit these schools and talk with the students/faculty in some real medical school interviews!