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Student Interview

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Batman_formerly lamd, Apr 4, 2002.

  1. Batman_formerly lamd

    Batman_formerly lamd Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 26, 2002
    Los Angeles
    How are they structured?

    What are the the student interviewers looking for?

    Do you relax and just talk to them like other fellow students or like a Faculty interviewer?

    thanks all
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  3. spacecadet

    spacecadet Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 2, 2001
    Houston, TX
    My student interview was pretty much the same as my faculty interviews - except that she was wearing a t-shirt instead of a tie.
  4. NUgirl

    NUgirl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 18, 2002
    Student interviewes are usually less structured than faculty interviews. They discuss your interests and your motivations in entering medicine. I found the student interviews more laid back than faculty interviews. Although it really depends on the individual people.
  5. synite

    synite Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 20, 2001
    student interviews are cooler because you can find out what its like to be a student at that school. you can ask them more down-to-earth questions and really find out about what your classmates will be like
  6. UCMonkey

    UCMonkey Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 26, 2001
    Cincinnati, OH
    I'll echo the other posters. Student interviews are definitely more laid-back, though it kinda depends on the student and whether or not the interview is open or closed-file.

    Here's my experience:

    1. MCP Hahnemann - closed file, first year student: really just focused on getting to know me. I was able to ask a lot of practical and quality of life type questions. This interview was actually over lunch, as most of the student interviews are at MCPHU, which made it even more relaxed.

    2. Finch - open file, fourth year student: this one was much more formal. The student had some rather standardized questions as well as some of the getting to know you type questions.

    Just remember that at many schools the student interview is taken very seriously by the adcom, so even though it is a pretty relaxed experience, take it seriously.

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