Preparing For Interviews

The last piece of the application process is the medical or dental school interview. In August, you will receive a letter from the advisors with reminders about deadlines and a handout on preparing for interviews and other references. Until then, the most important thing you can do to prepare for interviews is to read the daily news and keep up with what is happening in the world and the issues facing our healthcare system.

Interviews generally take place between September and April with decisions being made on a rolling basis throughout that time period. Again you can see the advantage of being an early applicant and possibly interviewing in September before any acceptances have been offered, versus February when many have been.

MD medical schools will not act on a student’s application until all materials have been submitted, including MCAT scores. However, there is much clerical processing that can be taken care of while waiting for MCAT scores, so it is still best to submit all other materials in the summer.