Preparing for Medical School Interviews? Read!

Many of you are hoping to interview at medical schools soon and may be wondering how you can make a great impression on interview day.  In addition to sharing your personal experiences and enthusiasm for medicine, it is very important to demonstrate that you are well informed about the field you plan to enter.  Most likely you have discussed the medical profession with physicians and spent time in a health care setting to get a sense of what your future holds, but you can also learn a great deal from reading newspaper, journal and magazine articles.  Certainly, you aren’t expected be an expert on health care policy or medical education, but you should demonstrate some awareness of important and “hot” issues in your chosen field.  Feel free to skim or read the following 10 articles that touch upon issues that might come up in your medical school interview and consider your own thoughts on these topics — then seek out some reading of your own!

Author: Carol Hagan

Carol Hagan is a pre-health and pre-grad advisor in Career Services. She has a Ph.D. in art history from Penn and did her undergraduate work at Wesleyan University.