Written by Michele Chan
This might seem like an obvious point, but every year some students miss their interview because they got the timings wrong, so this is definitely something that’s worth double-checking the day before.
Some Medical Schools (especially those which use MMI-style interviews) will ask that you log in 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before your specified time slot for a pre-interview briefing. If that is the case, make sure you take this into account as well.
Given the virtual nature of many interviews this year, Medical Schools will inform you of the software that you’ll need for the interview process.
Make sure the software is all downloaded and ready to go. Familiarise yourself with it and check that it’s running smoothly. The day before your interview, maybe try a mock call with a friend or family member, so you can get a feel of what the interview could be like.
If you need some more information on the software used for interviews, check out our Online Interview Guide.
This might seem like a silly thing to mention. However, considering it has been several months since you wrote your Personal Statement, and you have been doing all sorts of interview prep in the meantime, you possibly haven’t had the chance to re-read it since you submitted it.
Taking some time to skim through your Personal Statement the day before your Med School interview will remind you of what you mentioned in it. See this blog to find out which Med Schools are likely to use your Personal Statement to ask you questions during your interview.
No matter what the specified dress code is, make sure you plan what you will be wearing for your Medical School interview in advance to avoid last-minute panic.
The day before the interview, it’s advisable to take out your clothes, hang them nicely and make sure they are properly ironed. Virtual or not, you want to make a first good impression!
Turning up to your interview well-rested after a good night’s sleep is arguably the most effective preparation you can do the night before.
So, whatever you do, remember to relax and go to bed early.
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