100% of our medical school interview coaching clients were accepted into medical school in 3 of the past 5 years.
The Medical School Interview
Although GPA, MCAT scores, personal statement, letters of recommendation, and other aspects of the application are all of great importance, there's no disputing the fact that the interview is the most critical step in the medical school admissions process. While the other elements of the application will help you get an interview, your interview performance will strongly influence the ultimate decision.
Unfortunately, many qualified applicants lose any chance of admission because of a poor interview.
In an AAMC survey, 8% of applicants with a GPA of at least 3.8 and MCAT scores of 39 were not accepted by any of the medical schools to which they applied.
The interview has the potential to destroy your chances. Preparation is critical.
MD2B consulting provides expert interview coaching services to medical school applicants. We've helped hundreds of applicants reach their professional goals. Simply put, no one else can offer the knowledge, insight, expertise, and resources that we can. After all, we wrote the book on the traditional medical school interview (Medical School Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty) and the multiple mini interview (Multiple Mini Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty).
What sets us apart from other services? To begin with, all applicants work directly with Dr. Samir Desai. Dr. Desai is the author of the books The Medical School Interview and Multiple Mini Interview.
What happens in an interview coaching session? Dr. Desai works with you to develop answers that are compelling and memorable. He starts by taking the time to understand your background and your goals, and uses that information to help determine what you can bring to a medical school. He works with you to help develop answers to interview questions. One of the keys to his approach is helping you tailor your responses to particular medical schools. This is precisely the type of detail that can make all the difference.
To give you an idea of the type of guidance Dr. Desai will provide during your mock interview session (including examples of answers to interview questions), please listen to our podcast episodes below.
Learn more about the interview coaching service offered by MD2B. Schedule a free consultation.
Who utilizes our interview coaching services?
- A student with only one interview at an allopathic medical school
- An applicant switching careers from business to medicine who is concerned about how his business background would be viewed by interviewers
- An applicant with poor grades during the first year of college who is unsure of how to address this potential red flag
- An applicant who really wants to attend a particular medical school for family reasons
- An applicant preparing for a behavioral interview
- An applicant told by a medical school dean that her interview skills prevented her from admission last year
- An applicant unfamiliar with the MMI
Every one of these applicants was accepted to medical school.
"High grades and/or MCAT scores alone are never enough. For those interviewed, impressions from the personal interview are exceedingly important."
LSU Shreveport School of Medicine
Deliver a powerful interview performance with our book, The Medical School Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty.
How it Works
Purchase the Interview Coaching Service
Send a copy of your application materials to us at . Let us know where you'll be interviewing, and the type of interview (e.g., traditional, MMI, behavioral)
We will contact you to schedule a date and time for a mock interview with coaching.
Your mock interview will be conducted by Dr. Desai.
During the 2-hour phone or Skype interview, Dr. Desai will analyze your answer and show you ways to stand out.
You will also have a post-interview phone conversation with Dr. Desai. during this session, you will provide details about your interview experience at the medical school. You'll learn how to communicate with the school in the post-interview period to maximize your chances of admission. You'll also learn how to build upon the experience so that you deliver a winning performance during future interviews.