Medical school interviews are carried out in two cases.
The first case is when a student applies for medical school and the school authorities wish to find out if the student is serious about taking up a profession in the field of medicine.
The second case is for the medical school teacher. These questions seek to know whether you are qualified and experienced handling such a job, and whether you are capable of holding a medical teacher profile.
Therefore, this article consists of two sections – teachers and students. It offers questions, answers, medical school interview tips, and advice for your interview preparations.
1. Medical School Interview Questions
Below are some questions that are asked in a medical school interview for students, as well as the answers and tips for your interview preparations.
► Why do you want to enter medical school?
This question is aimed at finding out whether the student is actually interested in medicine. The best answer for this question is for you to tell the interviewer in brief about your natural and sincere interest in the medical field, and the incessant need to work together with other professionals to bring about a positive change in the world of medicine.
► Why do you want to learn at our medical school?
This question is quite important to the entire interviewing process. You need to tell them about whatever research you have done about the school, which showed you that it was worthwhile to apply to be a student there. You would have to inform them about any information that put the school in a positive light and was thus instrumental in forming your opinion about the school.
► What do you see yourself doing after medical school?
It is true that most of the educational certificates today are not used for various reasons. Therefore, any medical college will want to have some kind of guarantee that the seat they give you is not wasted. This question may be one of the few ways in which the medical school tries to find out whether the admission they give you will actually be useful or not.
► What are your best qualities for medical school? What will be your greatest challenges?
One has to describe his/her personal strengths (i.e. capabilities) that may support his/her future experience. In addition, one has to explain how he sees himself successfully completing medical school.
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2. Medical School Interview
Questions, Answers, and Advice for the Teacher
Below are the questions and answers that are asked of a person who has applied for the post of a teacher at the medical school:
► Tell us about your previous teaching experience.
This question is aimed at finding out whether you have had previous experience in teaching. The interviewer wants to know which medical school you taught in previously, and whether you were successful.
► Why do you wish to teach in our school?
This question is aimed at finding out what you know about the medical school that you have applied to teach in. Share with them all the positive aspects of the school that you read about or found out in your research. Also, you should tell them about the positive difference that teaching in their school will make to your career.
► Teaching approach
You have to provide a synopsis of your former experiences on different teaching approaches, such as:
- Active analysis
- Teaching small groups
- Using new material
- Computerized teaching aids.
► Teaching Methods and Teaching Tools
You should describe your teaching methods aiming for the following details:
- Defining teaching goals
- Mile stone objectives
- Creating a syllabus
- Creating lectures
- Developing examinations
- Other effective learning tools.
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