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Dr Prabhjot Gill gives tips for every student for medical school interview, these tips are very essential, so make the note and use the tips for your medical school interview. Admissions officers use the medical school interview to identify candidates with maturity, empathy, and superior interpersonal skills. They already know your credentials. Now they want to know what kind of person you are and how you relate to others. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Dr Prabhjot Gill Gives 5 Tips for Your Medical School Interview


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Dr. Prabhjot Gill Gives 5 Essential Tips for Your
Medical School Interview
Dr Prabhjot Gill
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  • Dr Prabhjot Gill gives tips for every student for
    medical school interview, these tips are very
    essential, so make the note and use the tips for
    your medical school interview.
  • Admissions officers use the medical school
    interview to identify candidates with maturity,
    empathy, and superior interpersonal skills. They
    already know your credentials. Now they want to
    know what kind of person you are and how you
    relate to others.
  • Interview policies vary. Most committees are
    comprised of faculty members and representatives
    from admissions and student affairs. Some
    progressive schools ask upper-level med students
    to take part. Formats differ as well. Some
    medical schools have separate, one-on-one
    interviews others interview by panel. At some
    schools youll interview alone, at others you
    interview along with a group of other candidates.
    No matter what type of interview you encounter,
    these essential tips that will help you prep for
    the best med school interview possible.

Dr Prabhjot Gill
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  • 1. Be Prepared
  • Unless you read tea leaves, there's no way to
    predict all the questions you'll be asked. But
    that doesnt mean you cant come to the table
    prepared for likely interview topics. Be ready to
    discuss your
  • academic background
  • extracurricular and leisure activities
  • employment and research experience
  • views on medical problems or relevant ethical
    issues
  • why you want to become a physician
  • Here's a list of  50 classic medical school
    questions that you could be asked. Practice
    crafting substantial responses to questions
    related to these areas along with concrete (and
    memorable!) examples. 

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2. Take Your Time Some schools use the interview
to see how well you function under stress. They
deliberately put you in an uncomfortable position
to observe how you act and speak under pressure.
Typical tactics include asking questions about
sensitive or controversial topics, delving into
personal matters, rattling off a series of game
show-like trivia questions or showing disapproval
at almost everything you say. If you find
yourself in this position, try to relax.
Interviewers don't expect you to have a ready
answer for every question, but they do expect you
to be able to think on your feet and give a
considered response. If a question catches you
off guard, don't be afraid to take a moment and
formulate an answer before you open your mouth.
If a question seems ambiguous, ask for
clarification. By taking the time to make sure
that your response is well-conceived and
well-spoken, you will come across as thoughtful
and articulatetwo characteristics essential in a
good doctor.
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3. Ask Great Questions The best interview is a
dialogue with considerable give and take.
Approach the interview as a conversation and not
a QA.  You should already know a lot about the
school, so don't ask a question that you could
easily find the answer to on their website or in
their brochures. Instead, take the opportunity to
learn more about faculty, research opportunities,
access to internships, or anything that else that
is important to you when considering a medical
school program.
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4. First Impressions Matter The tone of an
interview is usually set in the first few
seconds. Don't forget that you're there because
you are being strongly considered. Be on time and
look the part. Dress conservatively. Carry your
documents in a portfolio. Make eye contact and
use a firm handshake. Smile and be positive. In a
group setting, where the committee talks with
more than one candidate at a time, you will be
observed not only when you answer a question, but
also when your fellow applicants are speaking.
Keep alert, and show interest. After all, you
never know what you may learn that you can use in
your next interview.
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5. After the Interview Don't forget to send a
thank-you letter after each interview. You can
write several individual letters or one that
addresses the entire committee. It's a good idea
to take a few brief notes right after you leave,
such as the interviewers names and some of the
topics covered in your conversation. If the
school is still not sure whether they want to
admit you, they'll place you on a "hold" list.
This means that they want to see what the rest of
the applicant pool looks like before accepting
you. If you're on the hold list, you can send in
supplementary material to bolster your
application. If you have recent academic or
extracurricular achievements that didn't appear
on your application, write a short (less than one
page) description and send it to the school.
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Thank You
Dr Prabhjot Gill
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