Interviewing

The Best Questions to Ask at Your Medical School Interview

The Best Questions to Ask at Your Medical School Interview

“You can make more friends in two months by being interested in them, than in two years by making them interested in you.”

In his famous book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie calls for an attitude adjustment, a shift in your perspective as a communicator. And we think you should heed his advice during your medical school interview, especially towards the end when you get to ask the interviewer questions.

The Best Ways to Use the Two Minutes Before an MMI Station

The Best Ways to Use the Two Minutes Before an MMI Station

By: Ryan Kelly

You’re about to walk into your first MMI station, and you can feel the interview jitters coming on. Before you enter the room, you’re given a prompt and have two minutes to take notes and gather your thoughts. Piece of cake, right?

How do you spend these two minutes, other than sweating, pacing, and holding down your lunch?

Sample CASPer Test Questions: Monty Python Style

Sample CASPer Test Questions: Monty Python Style

By: Rob Humbracht

You may have heard that there's a new test required by a growing list of medical schools: the CASPer. The spread of its use has been fairly fast. A few years ago, it was only required by Tulane and New York Medical College (in the US), and now the list is 20 schools strong and growing.

The Essential Medical School Interview Travel Checklist

The Essential Medical School Interview Travel Checklist

By: Ryan Kelly

Oh good, we’re glad to see you’re making your travel checklist for your medical school interview.

Just kidding! These items are taken from Zombie Apocalypse Gear: 25 Essentials for Survival. Is the interview trail that bad? Of course not. But when preparing for the trip, pre-meds might feel anxious, pressed for time, paranoid - worried that forgetting one small thing could mean the end of the world.

Download your Essential Medical School Interview Travel Checklist.

6 Strategies to Make Your Interview Answers More Interesting

6 Strategies to Make Your Interview Answers More Interesting

By: Ryan Kelly

Pre-meds tend to have a lot of substance. They spend hundreds of hours helping patients in the hospital, countless more volunteering for good causes, and even devote themselves, unpaid, to developing research that benefits humanity. It takes character and drive to do these things, and we should appreciate how much good pre-meds do.

How to Prepare for Western Michigan (WMed) Homer Stryker Medical School’s Phone Interview

How to Prepare for Western Michigan (WMed) Homer Stryker Medical School’s Phone Interview

By: Ryan Kelly

“You can’t prepare for it.”  

That’s the general consensus surrounding the phone interview phase of Western Michigan’s admissions process.

It starts with Western Michigan itself, whose medical school admissions webpage makes a point to explain the function of what’s colloquially known as the “phoneterview”:

The Hardest MMI Stations, Part 3 - "The Outbreak"

The Hardest MMI Stations, Part 3 - "The Outbreak"

By: Ryan Kelly

Warning! Warning! There’s a dangerously adaptive, highly resistant viral outbreak in your vicinity. It’s up to you, and a small courageous team of healthcare professionals, to isolate and nullify the threat. You must act quickly before the virus spreads and infects the majority of the population.

What will be your first steps of action, before the well-being of humanity is compromised?