So you are thinking, “No kidding!” I wish I could say that it never happens, but it does! Moms, dads, girlfriends, and boyfriends should all be left at home. The interview process should demonstrate your independence and maturity. You do not want to stand out among the other applicants and be remembered as the applicant who brought his or her mom along to the medical school interview. They are more than welcome to attend most “Second Look” or “Second Visit” days, if you really want them to see the medical schools that you are considering. But on interview day, their presence is just not appropriate.
This post is excerpted from 101 Tips on Getting Into Medical School by Jennifer C. Welch, who has served as the Director of Admissions at SUNY Upstate Medical School since 2001.