An invitation by a health professional school to come to interview means that your application is competitive. You now have the opportunity personally to present your credentials, impress the decision-makers, and differentiate yourself from other applicants.
What to do when you receive an invitation to interview
- Be excited! It’s natural to feel both excitement and anxiety as you get ready for your interviews.
- Respond to the interview invitation promptly and courteously.
- Contact the PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program to be connected to a Northeastern alumni mentor!
- Review your application(s) and make sure that you are able to talk in detail about all information that you have presented, including weaknesses.
- Make sure you understand what each school offers and what specifically they look for in their students; then match your unique skills and attributes to these characteristics. Develop questions to ask, and ensure these questions cannot be answered from the school’s website.
- Hone your interview skills on Big Interview or in a mock interview with a friend, PreMed/PreHealth Advisor, and/or Career Development counselor.
- Know the format of the interview! Many schools are now giving Multiple-Mini Interviews (MMIs). An MMI differs from a traditional interview in that you will have the opportunity to meet with more representatives of the school but have less time to talk to each of them.
- Preparing Effectively for Medical School Interviews
- AAMC Admissions Office Survey on interviews.
- AAMC Tips and Advice on interviewing.
- American Student Dental Association interview tips.
- Virginia Tech Admissions Video on Multi Mini Interviews.
- Who is using the MMI (compiled by the University of Cincinnati)
- Mock MMI, burns and bruises on a minor
- Mock MMI, sharing key code with best friend