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Title: Medical School Interview: Interviewer


1
Medical School Interview Interviewers
Perspective
  • Jayant P. Shenai, MD
  • Professor of Pediatrics

2
Goals
  • Important element in the review process
  • Dual purpose
  • - sell yourself as a deserving candidate
  • - sell ourselves as a deserving institution
  • Express your genuine motivation
  • Show your personal attributes
  • - academic credentials
  • - personality traits

3
My Preparation
  • Dedicated time for the interview
  • Reading of the application
  • - access to whole application except
  • secondary essay and reference letters
  • Putting the candidate at ease
  • Providing a tour of the facilities

4
Your Preparation
  • Wear optimal attire
  • Display a good level of confidence
  • Show ease of communication
  • Express your motivation for medicine
  • - avoid cliché expressions
  • Convince the interviewer about your potential in
    medicine
  • Know about the institution and interviewer

5
Elements for Exploration
  • Research experience
  • - your specific role in research
  • Clinical exposure
  • - your depth of involvement
  • Teaching experience
  • Leadership activities
  • Broad experiences
  • Enhancement of diversity

6
My Concluding Assignments
  • Write a detailed narrative
  • - consistent with final evaluation
  • Give recommendation with a score
  • - 1.0 1.5 .... immediate admit
  • - 1.6 2.4 .... high wait list
  • - 2.5 3.9 .... low wait list
  • - 4.0 5.0 .... reject

7
Conclusions
  • Provide an honest appraisal
  • Prepare for the interview
  • Convince the interviewer regarding your fitness
    for a career in medicine
  • Let the actions match your words
  • Hope for the best
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