Admissions ~ Interview
Welcome. If you've received an e-mail for an interview from Tulane School of Medicine Office of Admissions, then you've reached the final step in the application process. Below, you will find answers to questions you may have about the interview and Tulane School of Medicine. Congratulations and we look forward to meeting with you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Approximately 600 applicants are invited to New Orleans and Tulane School of Medicine each year for interviews.
Interviews are held from September through the end of February. Interview days are Monday through Friday and last from 8:00 am until approximately 2:30 PM. If available, overnight housing with a medical student can be arranged.
Invited applicants will receive an e-mail letting them know they are chosen for an interview. The applicant will schedule the interview online and will be given instructions. Make sure to save the date!
If it is necessary to reschedule an interview date one may request a subsequent date, but there is no guarantee that we can accommodate the request due to our heavy volume.
Applicants will be interviewed by one faculty member or administrator. All interviews with faculty members or administrators are "blind" and informal. The interviewers will be able to see the applicant's secondary application and the personal statement if they choose to do so.
The interviewee will also participate in a "standardized patient" exercise in which they will play the role of a first year medical student interviewing a patient. Applicants will be also be interviewed by a current Tulane medical student. The student interview will be in the form of a "working lunch." All interviewers will write a report about the interview and that report will become a part of the applicant's file. With the addition of the interview reports, an applicant's file is considered complete and ready for review by the Admissions Committee.