Hello everyone, today I want to take you on a little walkthrough through one of my courses on the medical school interview process, and the name of it is The Medical Interview Video Course.
Maybe this has happened to you — you are about to step into an important one-on-one conversation with the chair of your biology or math department at your university or you’re about to have an interview to get a paid research job at the most prestigious lab on campus.
You walk into the room, palms sweating … and you choke up. You freeze up, mush your words together, or just aren’t happy with how your interview went at all. You wish there was a way to better prep for these things so that your interviewer knows that you’re competent. You want to prove to them that you’re a rigorous and qualified, but struggle to express yourself.
This has probably happened to you and I know it has happened to many, many pre-meds. The key to fixing this is to practice. Therefore, you need to know what to say before you say it.
What Should You Do?
Before reviewing this product, I was looking around the internet for any free alternatives to teach you how to be amazing during an interview. I ended up with a whole bunch of links that said the same couple of things — but, worst of all, there weren’t really any guides out there. All that was available for free were a few tips and some common-knowledge interview mistakes to watch out for, like don’t stutter, make sure your shoes are shined … obvious stuff. There was nothing to help me understand how to actually stand out during an interview.
This is where my video course comes in and why I personally consider it useful. It’s a collection of 19 videos with a few helpful guides and interview scenarios that are designed to make your interview experience your very best. By giving you step-by-step instructions and different interview scenarios (and how to handle each individual one), my Medical Interview Video Course makes up for many of the shortcomings found in most articles on the medical school interview process.
Getting Started: First Impressions
First, when you sign up for my program you are sent a confirmation email. With it, you can log into the member dashboard and open the video course. The directory is simple enough so that everything you need is found on just one page. Below is the course directory just so you get an idea of what I’m talking about.
After scrolling through a bit, I opened the Study Guide PDF which explains all 19 of the videos with comments on each. The comments are brief and to the point, but coupled with the videos themselves, there is plenty of material to sift through.
Overall, I don’t think this video course is very intensive nor does it need to be. If you take it slow (two videos per week), you should be able to breeze through them and still retain plenty of information. I also made sure to include plenty of case examples and interview situations which are extremely useful and help you expect the unexpected (as possible as that is).
Looking Through the Bonus Material
Along with the videos and study guides, the course also includes some extra content. Usually you expect stuff like this to just be tacked on, but these are legitimately useful. For starters, the guide also includes some “Thank You Card” samples which I wrote. You can use these to leave your interview on a friendly note.
The course also has two more bonus items which you should look through after completing all 19 videos. These include the “top interview questions” along with a handful of interview scenarios so you can practice with your peers. The video courses by themselves are exhaustive, and include all the topics you need to ace your medical school interview. Again, from my judgement, I found these to be very helpful and I’ve received very good feedback on them.
My Impression and Final Thoughts
What I aimed to do with this course material, I think, ultimately reached the goal. The guide covers all of the topics needed to properly conduct a medical school interview — along with a few bonus materials to make sure you can handle virtually any question thrown at you.
That being said, for the price of $97, I’m not so sure that the videos themselves cut it. The bonus material is what makes it worth it overall, but this is not for someone that only wants information on certain aspects of the interview process. You either get all of it or none at all. Therefore, it might be best to just clear any preconceptions you had about interview prep and watch the whole course with an open mind.
After all is said and done, I was thoroughly pleased with the final product. Check out INQUARTA’s Medical Interview Video Course for yourself [include link].