First Med School Interview!

07 Apr


Today I had my first medical school interview with Ross University!  I had gotten an email earlier in the week about being selected for an interview, but that I would hear back about the exact date after confirming some available dates. I replied that my schedule was open and flexible and they set me up for this morning.

It was a little over an hours drive to get to Ross’ regional center, and I went in for the interview shortly after arriving. The interview was one-on-one, open file, and lasted a little over an hour. We went through several parts of my application. I discussed some of the lower grades that I had received, explained my favorite course, and talked about my volunteering experiences and my training as a CNA among other things. Oh yeah, and of course, “Why do you want to be a doctor?”. Can’t forget that question! 😛

It was, overall, quite nerve-wracking! I eventually relaxed after the first response or two and enjoyed our discussion. I think it went pretty well! Now I just have to wait for 2-6 weeks to hear back about a final admissions decision. O_o This waiting is going to kill me! I also heard back from AUC yesterday that my application is complete and that they will get back to me in, you guessed it,  2-6 weeks with a final decision. Yay…more waiting!


Posted by on April 7, 2011 in Applications, Med School


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20 responses to “First Med School Interview!

  1. Ryan Nguyen

    April 7, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Wow, congrats on getting an interview. It sounds like it went well. On a side note, were you able to talk about your blog at all in your interview?

    • Flustered Grad

      April 7, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      Thank you! I decided not talk about my blog since I didn’t/don’t want anything I write on here to affect the final decision.

  2. PA SuperTammy

    April 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    If you find out that you are accepted are you still going to apply to DO schools in the US? Just curious! Glad it seems to have gone well though 🙂

    • Flustered Grad

      April 8, 2011 at 5:50 am

      At this point, probably not. I’ll try to explain some of my reasons in a future post soon.

  3. Benji

    April 8, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Hey Kevin!
    That’s awesome you got an interview and I’m glad to hear it went well! Good luck in the rest of your applications!

  4. Athena

    April 8, 2011 at 4:36 pm


    I just came upon your blog after a google search about medical school.
    Just out of curiosity…why did you only choose those two Caribbean schools? Why not say, SGU, AUA or SABA?

    • Flustered Grad

      April 8, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      Welcome Athena, and thank you for the comment! I applied to AUC and Ross because they had the same strong track record as SGU. I can get a comparable education without the extra $100,000 cost in tuition. I looked into SABA and requested information from them, but never heard anything back. Their website was vague on some of the concrete numbers I was searching for, so I skipped over them.

      SABA and AUA are newer and haven’t established themselves as well yet. Plus, I need to be able to get federal student loans to pay for med school, which SABA and AUA do not have. SABA can offer private loans(through Ed-Invest) for US students. The interest rates on these loans are generally much higher(12 – 23%) vs US federal loans(6-8%). Given the amount of money you may have to borrow for med school, every 1% higher adds up to paying thousands of dollars more.

      • PA SuperTammy

        April 10, 2011 at 1:15 am

        Wow, 23% is insanely high, especially given how much money people would need to borrow.

        • Flustered Grad

          April 10, 2011 at 5:57 pm

          Yeah, if you’re not careful it can pile up pretty quickly.

  5. Rishi

    April 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    This brings back good memories of being on the interview trail. Best of luck buddy! 🙂

  6. PGYx

    April 9, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I’m glad to hear the interview went well. Good luck getting into the right place at the right time!

  7. changingmoods

    April 9, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Good luck to you! Sounds like the interview went very well.

  8. schorrmore

    April 14, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Congrats on what sounds like a good interview! Waiting is just awful- hopefully you’ll hear back closer to 2 weeks out than 6 weeks out. Good luck!!

    • Flustered Grad

      April 14, 2011 at 7:06 am

      Thanks! I really hope it’s closer to 2 weeks too.


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