Probably everyone’s biggest fear in a medical school interview is getting blindsided by a trick, or “trap” interview question. Nobody wants to be that person who freezes up when asked a weird or tricky question!
Is there one school you are particularly hoping to get into, that you value above all others? If you’ve interviewed (or even if you haven’t yet), but want to let your number one, top choice school know how serious you are about them, then you should consider writing a medical school letter of intent. This is different from a medical school letter of interest, and in this blog post we are going to explain how… What is a medical school letter of intent? A medical school letter of intent is a statement that specifically says you will accept an offer [...]
Medical school interviews can be nerve-racking. There’s no denying that. And most applicants would agree that they feel this way about them– at least in the beginning when you are just starting out and have less experience doing them. Medical school interviews are a key part of the admissions process, and with thoughtful preparation and practice, they can really help you stand out from other applicants. Just like the other portions of the admissions process, your medical school interviews deserve time and preparation. (So, don’t overlook this step!) Here are three ways to stand out during your medical school interviews… [...]
How to manage your stress during interview season The time spent waiting between submitting your medical school or residency application and hearing back from your schools can be stressful! For most, it can feel like an eternity because of all the effort and time put into preparing, researching, and then submitting your primary and secondary applications. It's interview season now for both medical schools and residency programs, and there's still plenty of time for you to be offered school/program interviews. Try to stay patient and remember the best thing to do during this time is to prepare for your interviews. [...]
[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] If you've made it to the interview stage of the medical school application cycle, congratulations! Most schools only offer interviews to candidates they are seriously considering for admission. And, final admission decisions usually weigh heavily on your interview performance. But don't stress! Remember, admissions committees already know your credentials. They do interviews to know what kind of person you are, and so they can discover how you communicate with others. In addition, they want to identify candidates with maturity, empathy, and superior interpersonal skills. Interview policies and processes may differ from school to school; but overall, most committees [...]
[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] The medical school interview is one of the most important steps of the application process. It’s essential that you understand what to expect, what to wear and how to prepare for the unexpected question that may (and probably will) come during at least one of your interviews. There are several different kinds of interviews including in-person one-on-one interviews, video interviews and multiple mini interviews (MMIs). Remember, while you’re being quizzed, it’s also a good opportunity for you to ask questions, tour the campus and learn more about the program. How to prepare for your interviews [...]
10 Tips for Virtual Interview Success With medical program interviews being mainly conducted virtually for the 2021-2022 season, Code Blue Essays is here to provide the tips you need to find success in the digital world. We are dedicating this blog to the essential guidelines for conducting yourself before, during, and after a medical school interview done in the virtual realm. Preparing for the interview 1) Collect All The Information You Can Collect all the information you can, just as you would in a non-virtual interview. You’ll want to know which platform the school utilizes for interviews and whether [...]