Presentation on theme: "The Professional School Interview"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Professional School Interview Lorenzo Foster, MS IGretchen Gillyard, MS IISharhonda Ansley, MS ITomasina Parker, MS IIMargo Thomas, MS IIChristina Edwards, MS IIILSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine SNMA Chapter
2 How do you get an interview? Undergraduate work: GPAMCATActivities outside of the classroom: research, community service, organizationsComplete AMCAS applicationSend in secondariesWait for invitation to interviewExpenses
3 Why do I have to be interviewed? Purpose is to match a face with the name on paper and to see what kind of personality you have.Medicine is not just about science. You must be able to communicate to other people well and the interview tries to see if you are able to do that.Sale yourself because the school is trying to sale itself to you.The people who interview you will be the people to speak up for you during the admissions committee so show your best face.
4 Kinds of interviewsBlind Interviews: only read your personal statementOne on OneGroup interviewsBeing interviewed by a fourth year medical studentExit interviews
5 Day before the interview If out of town, arrive the day before the interview and stay in the hotelBe familiar with the school and why you want to attend that schoolHave everything lined up to get to the interview on time. Tardiness is not a good first impression.
6 Day of the interviewBe aware that everything you say and do that at the medical school you are interviewing at can be a factor in you getting in or not.In other words: Be yourself but do not be too loose.
7 Expected QuestionsWhy do you want to be doctor? You should be able to answer this question in 2 minutes or lessEthical IssuesCurrent eventsHow do you describe yourself?What motivates you?If you get a tough question, answer it the best your can
27 Websites www.studentdoctor.net Right hand corner of screen --- “jump to”Scroll down to BIG GUIDELook at Undergraduate SectionThings to do each undergraduate yearStudy TipsMCATApplication processINTERVIEWING