Medical, dental, and most other professional schools require a personal interview. The interview process is designed to provide the admissions committee with an opportunity to assess your motivation, intellectual ability, interpersonal skills, and leadership in order to determine if there is a fit with the profession and with their school.
Interviews typically start in September and can continue through the fall and early winter. Well before you have even been invited for an interview, you should begin to prepare for it. To prepare it is important to:
Some typical questions:
In addition, be prepared to talk about current issues such as the state of healthcare and reform, stem cell research, abortion, and euthanasia and other ethical issues such as working with animals in scientific research.
After the Interview:
When accepted: When you know where you will attend, let the Pre-Health Advising Coordinator know and send a letter or email to all the schools you know you will not attend. It lessens paperwork and could free up a space for someone who is waitlisted.
If not accepted: Early in this process, you should give some thought to what you might do if you are not accepted. Consider alternatives as other options, not as second choices. You may be asked questions about this during the interview. If you choose to reapply, contact a medical school admissions office and a pre-health advisor at Wooster and find out what you specifically need to do to improve your chances. It is wise to stay in touch with the Pre-Health Advising Coordinator at the College of Wooster following graduation so that your committee letter can be appropriately updated for your re-application.
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