Medical School Interviews
All medical schools require applicant interviews as part of the evaluation process. An interview invitation is a very positive sign and means that you are considered to be academically qualified for the program.
The interview will also allow Admissions Committees to assess your enthusiasm for the medical school, and if you have the competencies they deem important. However, there are different interview formats used to assess applicants, including traditional one-on-one interviews, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI), and a combination of the two formats.
Haverford College maintains an Alumni Mock Interview Program to help current applicants prepare for this important component of the medical school admissions process.
AAMC has launched a comprehensive interview preparation guide, designed to help medical school applicants in navigating the interview process with confidence. The goal is to provide applicants with support to ensure a smooth journey to medical school.
- AAMC Medical School Applicant Interview Preparation Guide
- AAMC Interview Resources for Medical Applicants
Interview Preparation: Alumni Medical School Mock Interview Program
The Alumni Mock Interview Program matches medical school applicants with experienced alumni leaders in the medical field for the purpose of practicing and receiving feedback on interviews and to offer informal advice about their medical school application process. This Program has been extremely successful for applicants over the past several years and it has also proven to be rewarding for our alumni volunteers.
Please complete the Medical School Mock Interview Program: Applicant Request Form once you have received at least one medical school interview offer. Once submitted, you will be sent an email with your match and further instructions within 5-7 business days.
For Alumni Volunteers
If you would like to participate, please complete the Medical School Mock Interview Program: Alumni Volunteer Form by November to participate in that applicant cycle. If/when you are matched, applicants will be responsible for initiating contact and scheduling a Zoom meeting with you. The applicant's completed Form and resume will be forwarded to the assigned alumni volunteer. We hope that applicant/alumni matches will be able to complete a mock interview within 1-3 weeks of being matched.