Tell Me About Your Research
Updated: May 24
This should be a really straightforward question, correct? Look over your CV, and then tell your interviewer about your research projects.
If you did just that, you would be fine. That would be a fine response.
But if you want an unforgettable response, you need to approach this question from a different angle.
To see how we walked our applicant from a good response to a great response to an unforgettable response, please check out the before and after videos here. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the "free preview" button.) This is a free sample of our interview prep course hosted on Teachable. You'll need to register for Teachable to gain access, but the process is simple and free.
You'll be able to watch the before video, and then see our step-by-step approach to improving this response. In the after video, you'll be able to see how a simple question such as "tell me about your research" can be completely transformed.
Wishing you all the best,
Rajani Katta MD and Samir Desai MD
Authors of The Medical School Interview
Dr. Rajani Katta is the creator of Medical School Interviews 101, the course that teaches students how to ace their interviews. She is also the author of the best-selling book The Medical School Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty, and served as Professor of Dermatology at the Baylor College of Medicine for over 17 years.
Dr. Samir Desai is the author of The Medical School Interview and Multiple Mini Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty. He has served on the medical school admissions and residency selection committees at the Baylor College of Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.