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Admissions and Waitlist: play the
After your interview day, probably in 2-6 weeks, your application is reviewed by a committee. The committee has a chair, several members (MDs) of the admissions committee, the person(s) who interviewed you, and maybe some current medical students.
One person, usually your interviewer will make a background statement to introduce you to the group. “This is Homer Simpson, he is a senior at Springfield University, majoring in Beerology, his GPA is 3.4, his MCATs scores are X,Y,Z, and he is from Springfield, USA.” From there, expect a short recap of your interview. Most interviews are somewhat structured. Interviewers are asked to remember particular details about the encounter. (Activities, cultural, ties to the medical school, ties to that geographic area, reason for wanting to attend medical school x, etc…)
From there, other members will ask about you. So, did you really think
Homer wanted to attend our school? What are the chances he will come
if accepted? Do you think the fact that he failed biology once will
impact his chances of success here? Did he come off as impersonal? What
about his family? Why was he out of school for one semester? Did he
say which specialty he was interested in? Why? Do you believe him?