Interviews & Mock Interviews

With the COVID Pandemic, health professions interview options are changing rapidly! Pre-Health Advising at UIC is trying to stay on top of those changes and we want to offer you some useful links and tips. In the page below, you will find helpful information from the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and our own UIC colleagues. Mock interviews are available for students who have an interview scheduled with a health profession program and you are encourage to utilize this resource. And if you have more questions, don't forget you can make an appointment to talk with a pre-health advisor!

Health Professions Interview Tips

Want to hear tips about interviewing and virtual interviewing directly from the source? You’ve come to the right place! Pre-Health Advising has invited our UIC West Campus colleagues to join us in conversations about health professions interviews, particularly in a virtual environment. You are encouraged to watch all of the conversations as you may pick up tips regarding interviewing with a health professions program, even if you aren’t applying to that particular field.

Mock Interviews

Mock interviews with a full review are available for any current UIC students or alumni who have received an interview for medical school or a graduate health professions program. Applicants may only request a mock interview for advisor review if a professional school interview date has been secured.

Applicants may only request one mock interview for advisor review per application cycle.

Timing for Scheduling a Mock Interview:

Schedule a Mock Interview spot in iAdvise or Contact Pre-Health Advising at LASprehealth@uic.edu at least two weeks before your scheduled interview to request an in-person mock interview. During the busiest times of the academic year it may not be possible to schedule an in-person mock interview less than 2-3 weeks out. 

 

Virtual Interview Tips & Suggestions

AAMC VITA Interview

The AAMC VITA Interview is brand new as of summer 2020. If you are invited to complete a VITA Interview for one or more medical schools that you have applied to, please review the links for more information on what it is, how to prepare, and what to expect before you complete your VITA.

Styles of Interviews

Styles of Interviews

Every health professions school that requires or recommends interviews as a part of the admission process has it’s own style and schedule to it’s interview days. However, there are some general types of interviews that you may wish to be prepared for. It is also possible to encounter more than one type of interview during your interview day. Read through the interview invitation carefully as you should receive information about what to expect. Don’t be afraid to reach out to pre-health advisors if you have questions!