Interviewing

How Would You Grade This “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Response?

How Would You Grade This “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Response?

Unfortunately it’s not that simple - “Why medicine?” is a deceptively hard interview question that likely needs a slight revision from the essay.

To help guide your own response, we wanted to give you the chance to grade a “Why medicine?” response from a REAL candidate.

How Would You Grade This “Why Medicine?” Interview Response?

How Would You Grade This “Why Medicine?” Interview Response?

Unfortunately it’s not that simple - “Why medicine?” is a deceptively hard interview question that likely needs a slight revision from the essay.

To help guide your own response, we wanted to give you the chance to grade a “Why medicine?” response from a REAL candidate.

Which Face Would You Choose As Your Doctor

Which Face Would You Choose As Your Doctor

When you walk into your interview, the non-verbal interrogation begins, as the interviewers absorb everything about you - your outfit, your gait, your handshake, and yes, perhaps most importantly, your face. 


First impressions are so powerful that the first 30 seconds could make or break their assessment of you. 

The Biggest Residency Interview Trail Mistake

The Biggest Residency Interview Trail Mistake

Marathons suck. The first few miles feel like a stampede, as the hordes of runners jostle for position. If you’re lucky, the next few miles go well, but by the end of the race, your body breaks down and the pain becomes intolerable.

Marathons also kick ass. You get to push yourself to your limits, see a city from a different point of view, and do something you will remember for the rest of your life.

The Best Questions to Ask at Your Medical School Interview

The Best Questions to Ask at Your Medical School Interview

By: Ryan Kelly

“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.