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INTERVIEW DAY

As a mission driven medical school, selecting students that embody our mission is something we take very seriously. Although we are one of the larger medical schools in the country, we insist on meeting you individually before extending an offer of admission because maintaining our culture and learning environment is integral to our joint success. Our need to meet with you will not change despite moving to a virtual interview model this year.

In addition to our virtual interviews, all candidates will be required to participate in the Virtual Interview Tool for Admissions (VITA) via AAMC. If you are invited to complete the AAMC VITA, you will receive an interview invitation on the Thursday before or after your interview from HireVue, the video interviewing platform. The AAMC VITA is an online one-way interview that you will only have to complete once. It can be completed in a location and at a time most convenient for you during the interview window. The Office of Medical College Admissions gives a one-week grace period for the completion of the VITA. Free preparation materials, including an Applicant Preparation Guide are available through the AAMC. A practice test will be available from the AAMC starting in mid-July. You are encouraged to prepare for this in the same way you would prepare for an in-person interview. In light of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no fees for the AAMC VITA interview for the AMCAS 2021 season.

THE AGENDA

Tips for the UICOM Virtual Interview Day

  • 1 Faculty Interview
  • 1 Round of MMI
  • Interview day will be held on zoom. 
  • Interview Moderator will utilize breakout rooms for some portions of the day
  • Business Professional Attire 
  • Optional Virtual Background 
  • Review all pre-interview day materials in Blackboard 
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes for your interview
  • Double check all visual and audio
  • Have water readily available.