- Weekly, easy-to-follow advice on navigating the complex admissions process.
- Multiple examples of successful personal statements, AMCAS and TMDSAS work/activities, secondary essays, and letter of intent/update letters.
- Special sections on reapplicants, non-traditional applicants, DO schools, foreign schools, and military/public health service options.
The Interview Trail: Scheduling and Style Prep
OCTOBER WEEK 1 | Interviews: Scheduling
OCTOBER WEEK 2 | Interviews: Suit and Shoes
OCTOBER WEEK 3 | Interviews: Hair and Accessories
The medical school interview season is not the time to experiment with the mohawk you always wanted. Keep hair clean and simple. If you are a man with long hair, you do not need to cut it. Just ensure it is clean and out of your face (same rules apply to women). As for jewelry, earrings in men are always a point of controversy. If your earring is an important part of who you are, leave it in. But if you consider it just a piece of jewelry, I would take it out. There are certainly old-school doctors out there who don’t want to accept an applicant that seems like a “punk.” Yes, I know this is incredibly out of date, but your interviewer may come from a time when men wearing earrings was less acceptable. Do you really want to throw away your entire application on a piece of jewelry? If you want to make a statement, make sure you get into medical school first. Body piercings that show (nose ring, tongue ring, eyebrow ring, etc.) fall under the same general guidelines as earrings. Wear it if it is a huge part of who you are. Lose it for a day if it isn’t.