Interviewing for Admission to Professional School

Interviews are common for medical school, health professional school, professional psychology program, and some business school applicants.  Other graduate or professional schools may occasionally require an admissions interview.  If you're required to interview, follow these simple steps to prepare. While many of these resources are pre-med or pre-health focused, you can adapt them for any type of admissions interview.

Understand the Process 

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Learn what to expect and how to prepare for an admissions interview with The Professional School Interviewpdf handout. Obtain helpful information at professional and grad school fairs on campus.

Attend an Interview Interactive workshop 

Workshops offered in the Fall and Winter quarters teach you to make the most of your interview and let you get interview practice and feedback.  Check our calendar for dates and times.


Use the Interview Preparation Checklistpdf to find resources, links and tips to prepare for your interviews.

Anticipate the Questions and Learn What to Expect 

How you would answer potential interview questions? Find sample questions in our handoutpdf on our list of Commonly Asked Questions pdf and in the Professional and Graduate School Library.

Visit to read other students' experience with their own recent interviews at specific schools of medicine (MD and DO), dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, veterinary medicine, audiology and psychology (PsyD and PhD).


Get on-camera interview practice with our online, webcam-based InterviewStream tool. If you don't have a webcam, you can practice interviewing in the Career Services Center during Express Advising hours Monday - Thursday 1:30 - 4:00 pm.

Practice answering questions out loud with friends and family to get comfortable talking about yourself and your accomplishments.


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