Sometimes medical school interviewers are not members of the medical school admissions committee, and while they do offer their recommendations to the committee, they many not be present or part of the actual voting process when the decision on your application is made. The committee looks at the big picture and takes everything into account – grades and MCAT scores, extracurricular activities, clinical exposure, research experience, work-related experience, letters of recommendation, interviewer ratings, and the overall competitiveness of the applicant pool that year. To find out how to strengthen your application, it is probably best to talk to your pre-health advisor or a member of the medical school admissions staff, if the school offers such advisement.
- The Med School Interview, a blog post
- Tips for Writing Letters of Recommendation
- Mock Med School Interview
?This 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.