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Interview Day

Student interviewIf you are invited for an interview, you will be notified via email and asked for your research interests.  The interview is two days long, running from 9 a.m. Monday morning to around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.  The program will provide accommodations for you, usually with one of our current students, and reimburse you for your travel expenses (so save your receipts!).  Meals will also be provided.   

You will receive a preliminary schedule for your interview by email, although this schedule is subject to change and may be incomplete.  Once you arrive, you will receive your finalized schedule.  Events on Monday are centered on the Medical School Admission Process: you will meet with current medical students during lunch and on your campus tour and you will have your 2 medical school admission interviews.  Tuesday is focused on the Physician Scientist Admission Process during which you will have lunch with current MSTP students, meet with Dr. Donnenberg or Dr. Keegan, and have your 2 MSTP interviews, one of which will be conducted by a student.  Throughout both days you will visit the laboratories of faculty members in your scientific area of interest. 

If you are offered a place in the incoming class, you will be able to return to campus for a second visit.  The primary purpose of this visit is for you to meet more faculty and students while exploring in depth the research opportunities available at the University of Maryland School of Medicine campus.

Sample Interview Schedule

MondayInterview Event
9:00-10:00 a.m. Breakfast with Dr. Donnenberg and Dr. Keegan and Program Introduction
10:00-11:00 am MD Interview
11:00-12:00  Meet Dr. Foxwell, Associate Dean of Medical Admissions and Financial Aid Officer
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch with MD Students
1:00-2:00 pm Campus Tour
2:00-3:00 pm MD Interview
3:00-3:30 pm Laboratory Visit
3:45-4:15pm Laboratory Visit
5:30 pm Dinner with MSTP Students
TuesdayInterview Event
9:00-10:00 am Breakfast with Dr. Donnenberg, Dr. Keegan and MSTP Students
5:30 pm Dinner with MSTP Students
10:00-11:00 am MSTP Interview
11:00-12:00 am MSTP Interview
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch with MSTP Students
1:30-2:00pm Laboratory Visit
2:30-3:00pm Informal Meeting with Dr. Donnenberg or Dr. Keegan

 

After a series of interviews, the MSTP Admissions Committee in conjunction with the Medical School Admissions Committee meet to determine the acceptance of each candidate. MSTP applicants that are not accepted or placed on hold for the dual degree program are given consideration for the MD only program.

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