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I have a meeting set up with an associate dean of diversity at my top choice medical school. I want to use this meeting to gain more insight about the school’s curriculum and see how well I fit with their program/mission. Since the office of diversity works hand in hand with admissions, I would also like the dean to give me their opinion on where I stand at a chance of admission and what I can work on between now and when I apply next year to strengthen my application and increase my chance of admission.

I’m trying to come up with a list of questions to ask so I’d appreciate any suggestions!
I know I should bring an unofficial copy of my transcript but is there anything else I should take with me? I’ve been told to make a draft of my personal statement early and bring that along as well.
I really want to make a good impression and be memorable but I’m not really sure how to go about it other than the cliche “be yourself”, dress professionally and be able to hold a conversation. Any other ideas?
 

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Are you applying this cycle? If so, maybe you can take a list of your work and activities. They may be able to advise you on something that you may be lacking and need to work on. To be memorable, it may help to talk about something unique about yourself that got you interested in medicine and/or why that is your top choice medical school.

In my experience, the diversity office of most of the schools I visited were very helpful and interested in recruiting students. Everyone was open and willing to discuss any issues that they thought were present (at least the students were). I hope this helps.
 
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Apr 5, 2019
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Pre-Medical
Are you applying this cycle? If so, maybe you can take a list of your work and activities. They may be able to advise you on something that you may be lacking and need to work on. To be memorable, it may help to talk about something unique about yourself that got you interested in medicine and/or why that is your top choice medical school.

In my experience, the diversity office of most of the schools I visited were very helpful and interested in recruiting students. Everyone was open and willing to discuss any issues that they thought were present (at least the students were). I hope this helps.
Thank you for your reply. I’m applying next cycle. Should I still make a list of my current work/activities to bring along? Since I’m meeting the diversity dean, how will I get a chance to talk to students? Should I just walk up to them?
 

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Thank you for your reply. I’m applying next cycle. Should I still make a list of my current work/activities to bring along? Since I’m meeting the diversity dean, how will I get a chance to talk to students? Should I just walk up to them?
Never mind about that then lol. I thought you were applying this cycle. It may still help him/her tell you what deficiencies may lie in your application. And I got a chance to talk to students during the interview. I just meant that in general, students were very helpful in addressing issues. Not sure if you should just walk up to them lol, but the dean may give you some contact info for a student if you ask. Otherwise, don't sweat it too much.
 
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