Part 1: Getting to the Interview
Part 2: Succeeding on Interview Day
By: Victor Lin, USC Keck School of Medicine
In our three part series on the logistics of an interview at a prospective medical school, we went over the details of getting to the interview and the interview day itself. Now, let’s go over the (thankfully short) items you can do after your interview.
After the interviews with the faculty and/or students but before leave the campus at the end of your interview day, there are certain things you should do. First, do ask the dean of admissions or a member of the admissions office when you should expect to hear back regarding the status of your application, i.e. have you been accepted to the program, waitlisted, or rejected.
Second, do ask if thank you cards to your interviewers are appropriate and how you should send them to your recipients. Some schools will explicitly say they do not accept thank you cards of any kinds, others will tell you to send them to their admissions office and they will distribute them to your interviewers on your behalf.
Lastly, ask if update letters would be beneficial to your application. If they are, ask where they should be sent and what information should be included on them.
- Oct 27, 2016 Logistics of the Medical School Interview: After the Interview (Part 3) Oct 27, 2016
- Oct 17, 2016 Logistics of the Medical School Interview: Succeeding on Interview Day (Part 2) Oct 17, 2016
- Oct 4, 2016 Logistics of the Medical School Interview: Getting to the Interview (Part 1) Oct 4, 2016
- Sep 15, 2016 Mapping a Successful AMCAS Application Timeline for Medical School Sep 15, 2016
- Jul 1, 2016 The Medicine Advantage: Meet Victor Lin Jul 1, 2016
- June 2016