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Monday, November 14, 2011

Medical School Admissions: Medical School Interviews - Take Notes

Everyone seems to bring a schnazy leather legal pad on interviews. But have you ever seen someone actually taking notes? Why bring it if you don’t use it? There’s no need to take notes during the actual interview, as that may seem pretentious. But definitely jot down your thoughts after each interview.

Making note of:

 1. Interview date
 2. Interviewer name and title
 3. Topics discussed
 4. School positives
 5. School negatives
 6. Overall gut reaction

Taking 5 minutes to log your thoughts will be helpful in keeping the details of each school straight in your mind and remembering specifics to put in thank you notes. These notes can also be very helpful when you are making your final decision of where to attend medical school.

For step-by-step advice on how to get into medical school including interview tips, check out The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD’s Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook. If you’d like a mock interview with Dr. Miller, please visit, e-mail, or call 415.939.5251.

1 comment:

  1. Hello MDadmit blog readers! Dr. Miller here. I just wanted to invite you to comment on this blog. Feel free to ask questions, give opinions, and join other pre-meds in the discussion. I will personally answer any questions posed and look forward to hearing from you!