Interview Day
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Get to Know Blue

Congratulations — we look forward to connecting through our virtual interview experience at U-M, where you can expect to emerge with a deeper understanding of our program and how you might fit into it. 

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Get to Know Blue — the virtual interview experience at Michigan — will connect you with a diverse group of people from our Medical School community who are very passionate about what they do and the path they have followed.

We are committed to ensuring that our Admissions Committee (those who interview our candidates) is comprised of faculty, alumni, medical students and community members who represent our diverse population including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, first-generation college, disability status, and geographic region.

Our goal is to understand the type of person you are, what matters most to you and why you have chosen to become a physician.

Above all, we want you to be yourself. What are your passions and your hopes? What resources do you think you will need to achieve them? At the same time, we want you to get to know us so you can figure out if Michigan is the type of place to help you accomplish your goals in medical school and beyond.

Schedule at a Glance

Required interview events kick off with our Michigan Monday Night Live (8:00-9:30 pm ET), an informal, fun opportunity to connect with Admissions staff and learn how to access our virtual interview platform, as well as chat with our medical student Ambassadors and other interviewees.

You'll also receive a welcome video from Carol Teener, our Director of Admissions, with information about our school that will be helpful in preparing for your interviews. 

For Thursday's Get to Know Blue, you’ll join our interview platform for a half-day session including:

  • Presentations by Medical School and Admissions leaders
  • Short- and long-form interviews using Zoom with members of the Medical School community and Admissions Committee
  • Q&A

At the end of your interview experience, you can expect to have a deeper understanding of our people, our culture, our program and, most of all, how you might see yourself thriving in our community.

2023-24 Interview Dates - for reference


What We Consider When We Consider You
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It All Adds Up: Putting together the right mix of people for every incoming class is our passion. Where is home? What courses did you take in school? What do you care about most? Why do you want to be a doctor? Finding out the answers to these types of questions is all part of the holistic approach we take in selecting our next generation of physicians. Here's what we consider when we consider you: Competencies: Including communication skills, critical thinking, cultural humility, ethical decision making, resilience, teamwork. Activities: Community service, employment, exposure to medicine, hobbies, leadership, research, social justice, sports, teaching. Coursework Load: Depth and breadth, other degrees. MCAT Score. Grade Trends. 4 Letters of recommendation. The road you've traveled, your life experiences. Interviews 2x30 min, conversations with Admissions Committee members; 6x6 min short-form interviews at interaction stations with members from the Med School community. Personal Statement. Secondary application essays. Check out our latest incoming class!…