One of the areas of medical school counseling that can be hard to tackle is the interview process. It can be tempting to just talk about the things that you think the medical school admissions committee wants to hear. But that decision could end in an avalanche of rejection letters.
To get the most out of medical school counseling, learn how to answer some of the most common interview questions. This blog post will reveal some of these questions, as well as the best ways to answer them.
Why Do You Want to Come to Our Medical School?
Do your research and learn about some of the features that make the school unique. Does the school aim to graduate more primary care physicians? Does the school start clinical rotation during the second year of education? In the essay, talk about how you will use these unique benefits in your education. Some of the subjects that you can talk about include some of the following school features:
Other degrees (MPH, MD/PhD, etc)
Where Do You See Yourself in 10 or 20 Years?
Discuss the different career paths in which you have at least some interest. Also, consider some of the themes of your application. Did you do a lot of volunteer work with cancer patients? Write about possibly becoming an oncologist. If you have done a bit of work in global health, discuss how you would incorporate it in your future career path. Whatever your interests and career plans, talk about them in a way that makes you a unique candidate that will add value to the medical field.
Is There Anything Else You Want Us To Know?
This can be one of the hardest parts of the medical school interview process. But just treat it as an opportunity to highlight parts of your application that you missed. For example, if you have an interest in the intersection between community health and primary care, write about this topic. Talk about some of your extracurricular activities and how they reflect this passion. Just don’t repeat points that you already covered in the interview.