I did an overhaul of many of my med school interview prep documents while I was interviewing for Family Medicine residency programs in 2022. Since there was a lot of overlap in preparation for medical school interviews and residency interviews, I've decided to consolidate everything into a single folder. I've used icons to differentiate the the files that are most relevant to premeds applying for medical school (๐ŸŽ“) versus fourth year medical students applying for residency (๐Ÿฉบ). However, regardless of what stage you're in, feel free to check out all of the resources and new documents below, because you may find them helpful too.

Interviewing โ†’

Here are all the documents and resource that I used during my interview preparation.ย 

Anything that is Google Docs/Slides format, I made myself. Anything that is not, I found online.

The folder linked above contains the following documents:


Background reading:

Questions & My Answers:

Other practice questions:

A simple way to improve your answers during your medical school interview (๐ŸŽ“):

The interviewers don't necessarily care how many hours of volunteering or extracurriculars that you've done, they care about what you learned from them, and how you can apply it. They expect you to use your experiences to answer questions in the interview, even if they don't specifically ask for it.ย 

For example, say they ask you: "How would you go about solving a conflict between you and a coworker?", you could start by saying "I would solve the conflict in X way"... but there's a much better way to answer... start with something like "Great question, and I can answer this from experience because this was something that I faced in job/ extracurricular/ volunteer position X"... then go on to explain what happened, and how you handled it.ย 

You can also tie it back into medicine at the end if it feels appropriate, for example: "I believe that the ability to resolve conflict in the work place is an invaluable asset to have as a member of a healthcare team - conflicts in a clinical setting are inevitable, and having a skillset that allows you to diffuse tense situations will improve relationships in the workplace and ultimately improve health outcomes for patients".ย 

At face-value, the question could be answered with hypotheticals ("I would solve the conflict like this..."), but instead you've spun the question to include personal experiences, AND you've tied it back into medicine. This will drastically improve your answer. It's about reading into what the interviewer really wants to hear from you.

Letters Of Intentโ†’

U.S. applicants may consider writing a post-interview 'Letter Of Intent' ย (๐ŸŽ“):

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