You may find that the admissions committee for your prospective program, especially medical schools, wants to meet with you in person to discuss your goals and your fit with their program.
Don’t panic; you can review the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration’s interviewing resources and schedule a practice interview with your career coach. Do this early so that you have time to process your coach’s suggestions and possibly do a follow-up practice interview.
Whether the program requires an interview or not, do plan to visit your top choices if you can. While you are there you will want to talk with admissions, faculty, and other students to gain a better understanding of how the program fits your criteria. You should sit in on a class, if possible, and visit the community to gain a feel for the surrounding areas. We suggest contacting the program in advance to determine if they offer a formal visitation or if they can help you plan your informal visit. Regardless of formality, remember that while you might be there to gather information about their program, they will also have the chance to learn more about you—be professional and prepared at all times!