If you have applied to a medical school and completed and returned a secondary application, it is likely that you will have to take part in a medical school interview. This is an extremely important part of the application process. The was that you present yourself in a medical school interview can have a huge effect on the likelihood of you getting into a good medical school. When attending a medical school interview you must make sure that you appear put together and professional. You are not required to wear a suit , but it is essential that you show up wearing a well put together and professional outfit. Your attire should be conservative in both cut and color. If you are a woman taking part in a medical school interview you should be wearing minimal makeup and little or no jewelry. Your hair must be kept neat and remain out of your face. Think of the way you would expect a physician who is treating you to present themselves. This is how you should appear to the individuals you will be interviewing with. If you are nervous try to remain calm and focused throughout the interview. You will also need to prepare mentally for a medical school interview by reviewing the types of question that you will be asked and preparing answers for these question. There are many preparation books that focus solely on interview questions for medical school interviews.
Medical school interview questions range in topic and purpose from discussing your hobbies and interests to testing your scientific knowledge. Medical school interview questions will often be used to try to learn more about you as a person and what direction you plan on taking your life and your studies. You may be asked questions like “why do you want to be a doctor” or “what will you do if you do not get into medical school?” You may be asked about what kind of specialty you would like to undertake. Medical school interview questions will be used to learn why you believe you are the best candidate for the school. What makes you special? What are you greatest strengths and your greatest weaknesses? Why would you be a better choice then the other candidates? Medical school interview questions will contain questions such as “what kind of experience do you have within the medical field?” Have you done any volunteer work or have you previously been employed in a job where knowledge of the medical field was useful or necessary? Medical school interview questions will be used to test your knowledge of science, as well as the United States health care system. You may be asked about your opinion of the health care system or how you would change it. You may also be asked what the relationships are between topics such as medicine and technology or science and medicine. Often, medical school interview questions will include one or more ethical questions to evaluate what kind of morals you have. Some of these questions may seem difficult to answer, but with the proper preparation you will feel relaxed and comfortable going into a medical school interview.