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What to bring to an interview?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by washington101, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. washington101

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    Hey guys,
    Those of you that have been through interviews before (medical school of course) what do you bring to your interview?
     
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    A humble and respectful attitude
     
  4. TinT

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    Pen and paper to take notes. As a girl I also bring an extra pair of nylons if I'm wearing a skirt. I also heard of a story where a cell phone rang in the middle of an interview- I started leaving mine at home or in the car so I didn't have to worry about remembering to turn it off.
     
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    If I have a publication, should I bring a copy of my abstract for their files?
     
  6. eternalrage

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    Shouldnt they already have a copy by then... maybe take for your own review before the interview.
     
  7. eternalrage

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    Is that because you might accidentally get a run or tear in your stockings? Yeah that'd be bad cuz then your interviewer would probably be too distracted at looking at your stems than your app.
     
  8. Anastasis

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    I took a small notebook to write down my impression of the school. Helps keep the schools straight in your mind.
     
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    I also brought a little folder with me to jot down notes about the school -- both for my own benefit later, and also to have some relevant facts/impressions about the school in my head for the interviews. this turned out to be somewhat of a waste, since i never once quoted the number of beds in the school's hospital or anything like that, but if nothing else it made me a little more confident going in.

    also, definitely bring an alarm clock of some sort so you'll wake up in the morning on time. in fact, bring two alarm clocks.
     
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    Cash - some schools make you pay for lunch, also good if you need to buy a razor because realized you had not shaved for a week walking to your interview in the morning
     
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    A map of the buildings on the campus, just in case the admissions office doesn't provide one.
     
  13. instigata

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    If I have written a paper but will SOON publish it, should I bring a copy of it since I wrote a lot about my research in my personal statement? Thanks!
     
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    Don't bring it to give to your interviewer... just have them add it to your profile. Some kid brought a signed copy of his book for his interviewer at one of my schools... it was perceived as pompous.
     
  15. Law2Doc

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    It's probably best to bring nothing but one of those leather bound folio things with a pad of paper and pen. Be prepared to talk about your publications, abstract or book but don't actually bring it -- you can offer to send it along if they seem interested (hopefully it is already listed on AMCAS, if so, that is plenty).
    Bring a toothpick/floss and a breath mint, as sometimes you will have your interview after the freebie lunch. A pack of kleenex isn't a bad idea esp for sweaty palms.
     

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