One-on-One Mock Interview Prep
If you're here, you understand that the medical school interview is the final obstacle between you and an acceptance to medical school. You understand how important it is to be prepared for the gauntlet of questions that the interviewer can ask you. You understand that the mock interview is THE BEST method of preparing for the interview.
I've conducted countless mock interviews with students preparing for their interview day and time and time again, the feedback that I've received has been incredible.
I know that conducting mock interviews with me will get you prepared to crush your interview.
Over Skype, we'll meet for 45 minutes – about 25 minutes of questions and 20 minutes of feedback. I love the feedback – that's where you learn how to take your interview skills to the next level. I don't sugar coat it!
Most students sign up for 4 sessions with me near the beginning of interview season to help them prepare for any interview that may come their way.
There are several types of interviews that you may encounter, the open interview, closed interview and the MMI. You may even get a mix. I'll get you ready for all of them.
Don't wait until you know you have an interview, because by then it may be too late. I may not have availability or you may not have enough time to practice what you need to based on my feedback.
“When I first decided to apply to medical school, most people told me I would be lucky if I got one acceptance. With Ryan’s help, I was fortunate enough to gain several acceptances! His podcast helped me navigate the murky waters of the premed path, and when it came time to interview at schools, his mock interview helped me overcome my nervous jitters, clarify my answers, and flush out my story. Out of the 11 interviews I went on, I received 10 acceptances and 1 waitlist offer. I know that the mock interview I did with Ryan had a lot to do with my success. Believe it or not, I was more nervous during my mock interview with Ryan than I was during my actual interviews! His mock interview gave me the confidence and clarity of thought that I needed to successfully gain multiple acceptances to medical school.” – Jessica W – Stony Brook Class of 2020
Why it Matters
Medical schools interview only a small percentage of those that apply, and still, only a percentage of those students are accepted. Preparation for your medical school interview will help you stand out and be noticed. If you have an interview, the school KNOWS, based on your application, that you can handle it. Now they just want to make sure that you can handle yourself in a professional setting and that you can communicate your thoughts well.
Just because you have a 4.0 GPA and a 520 MCAT does not mean you're a shoo-in. If you are at this point, consider yourself on a level playing field with every other applicant there for the interview. The INTERVIEW will determine if you get an acceptance or a rejection, nothing else.
Even the Greats have Coaches
Think about every major actor, sports player, singer or dancer. Do you think they got to be the best because they just willed it to happen? No – they practiced. And they practiced hard! They not only practiced, but they received coaching from experts to help bring them to the next level. That's why I'm here for you.
Tailored for You
For open interviews, you'll send your application so I can review it, just as an admissions committee member would. Your questions will be tailored based on what's in your application, not just a list of generic questions that can be asked to any student.
“Do it! Only positive, helpful information and experience can come from mock interview coaching. It is the perfect opportunity to have a true mock interview with someone who knows the process very well! I don't know anyone who knows as much about the application process as Ryan!” – Hannah C. – VCOM Class of 2020
“After three interviews at two schools, I can say with confidence that the core questions Ryan covered came up in each and every conversation. I spent quite a bit of time re-watching our mock interview tape. The notes I made on my answers and Ryan's advice helped me prepare, as well as FEEL prepared. Feeling prepared for interview day decreased my anxiety, enabling me act like myself and talk with confidence about my candidacy.” – Danny M – UC Irvine Class of 2020.
When am I available?
I have changed my schedule a lot starting in September 2018. I am available for calls Tuesday and Wednesday with the first call at 8:45 am PST and the last one at 2:45 pm PST. I don't do any nights or weekends. If you have any questions about my availability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.