Q&A: Medical School Interview Advice in 2022

Psychiatry Resident at the University of British Columbia, Vivian, answered all of your questions regarding the medical school interview process and provided insight into the experience! Vivian provided insightful information about the medical school interview process by answering the following questions during the taping:

  1. What advice can you give about preparing for medical school interviews? Top advice? 
  2. What were your biggest fears about interviewing for medical schools and how did you overcome that?
  3. In your opinion, do you think the pandemic has caused medical school interviews to change going forward?
  4. Can you give some advice on interviewing virtually?
  5. How can you prepare for online interviews?
  6. In your opinion, do you think there is an advantage or disadvantage regarding virtual interviews?
  7. When did you start preparing for interviews? Did you wait until you received interview invitations? 
  8. How can you avoid interview fatigue?
  9. What style of interview do you find is the easiest/hardest to prepare for? MMI, Panel, or MPI? 
  10. What is the best way (or some tips) to answer a “tell me about yourself” question?
  11. What is the best way (or some tips) to answer a “why medicine” question?
  12. What is the biggest misconception about interviewing for medical schools? 
  13. Was there anything that caught you by surprise during your interview process?

Thanks for watching!

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