Presentation on theme: "T3 Admissions module rough draft. Admissions Committee Mission Statement For Admissions To admit students who will excel as patient centered physicians."— Presentation transcript:
Admissions Committee Mission Statement For Admissions To admit students who will excel as patient centered physicians. Vision Statement For Admissions Our admissions process will be judged by others to be fair and transparent On this slide if voice over possible a brief description of how the mission/vision statements developed by faculty/staff
Vision Statement We will admit students who are committed to providing safe and effective patient-centered care. We will admit students who have demonstrated high ethical standards. We will admit students who have shown compassion, respect and the ability to learn from and with others. We will admit students who show the skills needed for academic success and life long learning, including intellectual curiosity, the ability to work hard and the capacity to reflect and learn from experience. These are aspects of vision statement focused on individual applicant
Vision Statement We will include in our selection students from diverse backgrounds and those who are likely to serve the needs of the state of missouri, with special emphasis on the needs of the underserved and rural communities. We will include in our selection students who are committed to generating new knowledge through health-related research. We will include in our selection of students who are committed to teaching the next generation of physicians. Aspects of the statement dealing w/ overall composition
Rules and Regulations of the Admissions Committee Composition- The committee shall be composed of 20- 25 members appointed by the Dean. May include student representation and community physicians in addition to faculty physicians. (Bylaws Article IV) The final responsibility for selecting students to be admitted for medical study must reside with a duly constituted faculty committee ( LCME accreditation standards MS-4) The proceedings of the Admissions Committee are held in strict confidence. At the initial committee meeting you will be asked to sign a confidentiality statement
Process of selection Basic Application Requirements – Legal US citizen/permanent resident – Completed prerequisites 8hours biology, 8 hours chemistry, 8 hours org chem, 8hours physics (all with lab), 1 math class (college algebra or above), 2 English composition or writing intensive Biochemistry is “highly recommended” – MCAT No scores older than 2007
Process of selection We have a flowchart to insert here (page 28 of admissions handbook)
Preparing for the interview Day A typical interview week will include two applicants The website that has the interview schedule can be accessed at: https://som.missouri.edu/AdmissionsInterface https://som.missouri.edu/AdmissionsInterface Go through a set of screen shots with highlighted areas and voice over step by step process of this website.
Preparing for Interview Day The AMCAS application can be accessed electronically and applicant information should be reviewed prior to interview day. Website: https://services.aamc.org/AMCAS2_school/ https://services.aamc.org/AMCAS2_school/ Voice over explaining that we will walk through a typical applicant
The Interview Day Office Procedure: Comfortable setting with knowledgeable and friendly staff. Greeted by an Admissions office staff with a description of day’s activities including the dames and departments of each applicant’s interviewers. Each interviewer is scheduled for one hour per applicant. Interviews should be held in a location determined by the interviewer. Please forward telephone calls and if possible your pager during the interview process.
Interview Objectives Information Gathering: Obtain info difficult to obtain through other sources (ie AMCAS application) such as motivation, desire, and “real life knowledge” of medical school and the medical profession Verification: verify and explore the information from the AMCAS application Evaluation: Determine whether or not the person exhibits the characteristics and traits which we hold to be important in med students and physciains Recruitment: Provide info about MU in a positive manner so as to attract the applicant to our school
What you Can’t Ask Age Marital status Sexual orientation Race/ethnicity Religion or creed National origin Height/weight
Sample Interview Questions The sample questions have been categorized according to the Demonstrated Key Characteristics deemed important for our School of Medicine Graduates to possess. – Compassion; patient advocacy; respect for patient’s values, societal and cultural issues. – Honesty, ethics, beneficence – Critical thinking, problem solving, insight – Communication skills – Collaboration: cooperation, respect, resource sharing – Commitment to improving the health and well-being of others, including leadership activities – Commitment to lifelong learning, self-improvement – Motivation for medicine – Knowledge of Health Care
Compassion/Respect/Cultural Sensitivity Tell me a about a time when you worked with a person who did things very differently from you. How did you get the job done? Tell me about a recent situation in which you had to deal with a very upset person. What did you do? How did it make you feel? Describe the way you handled a specific problem involving others with differing values, ideas, culture or beliefs. How did they respond?
Honesty, ethics, beneficence Discuss a time when your integrity was challenged. How did you handle it? Tell me a situation in which you felt honesty was inappropriate. Why? What did you do? Tell me about a time you made a decision that you feel badly about. Did you feel badly because of how it affected you? Others? How did you deal with it? What did you learn?
Critical Thinking, problem solving, insight Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision quickly. What obstacles did you face? What did you do? Tell me about a time when you, or a group that you were a part of, were in danger of missing a deadline. What did you do?
Communication skills Have you ever had to “sell” an idea to your classmates or co-workers? How did they respond? Describe a time you were criticized or confronted in front of others. How did you handle the situation? Would you do anything differently if that situation reoccurred?
Collaboration: cooperation, respect, resource sharing Tell me about a team or group project when you had to take the lead or take charge of the project? What did you do? How did you do it? What was the result Tell me about a time you dealt with conflict. How was it resolved? Were you satisfied with the results.
Commitment to improving the health and well-being of others Describe a situation in which you recognized a potential problem as an opportunity. What did you do? What was the result/ what do you wish you had done differently? Tell me about a time when your initiative caused a positive change to occur that benefited others.
Commitment to lifelong learning, self- improvement Tell me about a goal that you set that you did not reach. What steps did you take? What obstacles did you encounter? How did you feel about the results? Tell me about some things you do particularly well and some you are not so good at. What steps have you taken to improve?
Motivation for medicine How would you define success for a physician? What do you see as the disadvantages of being a physician? How might you deal with them and the way they might affect your career? How/why/when did you decide to become a physician? What have you done to help confirm your career decision?
What you Can’t Ask Age Marital status Sexual orientation Race/ethnicity Religion or creed National origin Height/weight – Presented both at beginning of interview questions and end to emphasize staying away from these subjects unless initiated by the applicant.
Interview form Add a copy of the current scoring form so committee members will understand how to score an applicant.
Other thoughts- Have some of the sample questions separated by videos of last years applicants discussing memorable questions or topics discussed at their interview. Have a second module for all faculty not just admissions committee that talks about application data/admissions data as well as match data, board scores, PGY1 survey. – this would be required for admissions committee members to help with knowledge of our student base and promotion of the school of medicine.