[lsup_random_header_2] [lsup_random_article] [lsup_random_image] [lsup_random_header_2] Are you fortunate enough to have an upcoming interview for medical school? If you’ve taken the big step and applied for admissions, there are some things that you can do to properly prepare yourself and put yourself ahead of your competitors. Depending on the school, the interview panel will consist of faculty members and/or medical students. The panel may have one person or it may have five. It would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the school’s process before going to the interview. No matter how many people are on the panel, or what the process is like, the expectations are the same. Every university is looking for the best candidates, and every candidate wants to gain admissions. What the Panel is Looking for in a Candidate If you have made it to the interview, it means that you have already proven yourself on paper. Now it is time to let yourself shine in person. The interview panel will want to see a lot of personality and confidence. You can expect to sell yourself to the panel. In order to do so you will need to boost your confidence. Ask yourself these three fundamental questions before going into the interview, and know the answers well. The more rehearsed you are, the better – though you don’t want to appear robotic or scripted. Try to prepare yourself for the interview by getting to know some of the most common questions, and rehearsing the answers out loud. Some common interview questions that you can expect are: 1. Tell me about yourself? 2. Why are you interested in becoming a doctor? 3. What are your greatest academic accomplishments? 4. Tell me about the Hippocratic Oath? 5. What have you done to prepare yourself for medical school? 6. What is your opinion of the insurance industry? 7. Why would you be a good doctor? 8. What has your pre-med experience been like? 9. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 10. Do you have any questions for me? Regarding question 10, the answer should always be yes. Always come prepared with questions. It shows that you are eager, prepared and serious about attending their school. Remember, it is all about standing out above the rest and letting your personality shine through. [lsup_random_image] [lsup_random_article]¬†Interview Preparation Questions¬†