The interview is your opportunity to discuss your personal history and motivation for pursuing a medical career as well as any aspect of your application that merits emphasis or explanation. 

One of the keys to a successful interview is to approach the interviewer from the perspective of the interviewer.  As they speak to you, interviewers will ask themselves questions like “Do I like this person,” “Is he/she a good fit for this school,” and “Can I see myself teaching him/her as a medical school, consulting with him/her as a colleague, or referring family members to him/her as a patient?”

Stress interviews are the rare exception, not the rule.  It is much more likely that your interview will be relaxed and conversational. The idea is not to worry but to prepare.

Click here for a list of helpful links and online resources

The 5 Parts of Interviewing

1. Scheduling Your Interview: Get a Head Start
2. Preparing for Your Interview: Know Yourself  
3. Practicing for Your Interview: Be Yourself
4. The Interview Day
5. Following Up


Contact Information

Leslie Bell

Director of Health Professions Advising
315-859-4338 lbell@hamilton.edu
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