Ace Your Med School Interviews By Practicing Questions
Medical School Interview Tutorial Lesson 4
To prepare for your med school interviews, you need to PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. The time to make your interview mistakes is NOW, before your real medical school interviews. As Oscar Wilde said “Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes”. Think of your medical interview practice sessions as gaining priceless interview experience. Grab friends and family and ask them to practice some of the medical interview questions below with you or have them make up their own.
You will discover that just by saying your thoughts out loud will help you create winning interview responses that you will be able to use during your med school interviews. Do not read from a script.. You need to sound honest and natural, NOT rehearsed.
As you practice, pay attention to both your content and your body language. As you continue on with your medical school training, you will see that physicians rely on interpreting their patients’ body language to get the the whole picture about what is going on. Medical doctors pay attention to their patients’ facial expressions, voice tones and body movements. Your body language reveals key aspects about what is going on with you. Make sure that you smile confidently, sit with both your feet on the ground and establish good eye contact with your interviewer to appear genuine, confident and interested.
During your medical school interview, you may be asked questions about yourself, about your schooling, about health care current events or about ethical questions pertaining to medicine. There are no right or wrong answers and most interviewers do not mean to intimidate you. They just want to evaluate your thought process and your ability to maintain calm during the stressful interview process
Sample Questions for Med School Interviews
(1)Why do you want to be a doctor?
(2)What is one of your favorite hobbies?
(3)Who influenced you the most to go into medicine?
(4)What was your favorite undergraduate course?
(5)What three words describe your personality the best?
(6)Why should we accept you into our medical school class?
(7)What would you become if you don’t get accepted into medical school?
(8)What has been your most positive interaction with a physician?
(9)Have you had any negative experiences with medical doctors?
(10)How will you apply what you have learned from your undergraduate studies to help you become a better doctor?
(11)Tell me about an experience that has changed your life.
(12)What are your thoughts about a universal healthcare plan?
(13)What would you do if a patient’s family adamantly disagrees with the patient about whether you should administer artificial respiration?
(14)Do you have any thoughts about the upcoming changes in healthcare being discussed by the government?
(15)Do you have any interest in practicing medicine in the inner cities?
(16)Are you interested in academic medicine?
(17)What type of medical career do you foresee yourself in 10 years from now?
(18)Now that we have the capability to do genetic testing for illnesses that people may potentially develop, which ones should we test for?
(19)What would you do if you knew that a surgical colleague of yours was performing unnecessary surgeries?
(20)With such advanced diagnostic technology available to us such as CT and MRI scanners, how important is the history and physical exam?
After your med school interviews, write "knock-em dead" interview thank you letters with our guidance.
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Tutorial: How To Interview for Medical School
Lesson 1:Develop the Right Medical School Interview Mindset
Lesson 2: Role Play as the Medical School Admissions Officer
Lesson 3: do Your Med School Research Homework
Lesson 4: Ace Your Medical School Interviews By Practicing Questions
Lesson 5: Answering the Toughest Medical School Interview Question
Lesson 6: What To Wear To Your Med School Interviews
Lesson 7: Know Which Medical Interview Questions You Need To Ask
Lesson 8; Advice for Interview Day
Lesson 9: The Ideal Interview Thank You Letter