Interviewing for a Health Program

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Students talkingAn Online Workshop to Guide You Through the Interview Process

Congratulations...you have been invited to interview for a health professional program!

The interview plays an important role of the admissions process for health programs because it allows admissions committees to assess your motivation, communication skills, goals, and commitment to health care. The interview also gives you the opportunity to ask questions and show your strengths.

This workshop content is available to everyone, everywhere, at no cost.

Section Topics:

  • Common interview questions asked by health professional programs
  • Strategies for different kinds of interviews
  • How to use the STAR (situation, task, action, results) technique for answering questions
  • A mock interview and feedback via the InterviewStream online tool 

Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

One up-and-coming interview format is the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). The University of Minnesota Medical School will be using the MMI as their interview format starting in the Fall 2016 interview season. To learn more about the format of the MMI and see some sample questions, explore this short online module.

Follow-up Appointment

At the conclusion of this workshop, there are instructions for scheduling a follow-up appointment with an HCC career counselor.

UMTC Students & UMTC Alumni (within two years of graduation): follow-up appointments are available at no cost.

UMTC Alumni (more than two years out) and all non UMTC students: follow-up appointments are available for a $25 fee.

Disclaimer

The comments and feedback provided during the “Personal Statement Critique”, "Action Planning", or similar sessions are provided for informational purposes only; the Health Careers Center makes no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, regarding admissions decisions by any academic program, including those at the University of Minnesota. While we make every effort to provide accurate and current information, it is the recipient’s responsibility to consult with relevant admissions personnel to learn about admissions requirements and prerequisites.