Preparing for Virtual Interviews
We're excited to help you prepare for professional school interviews! Review the materials below and plan to attend one of our workshops.
PPAC Interview Resources
Interview Prep - Part 1
This 40-minute workshop is designed to remind you of all the things you know about interviewing but sometimes forget in the moment. We’ll talk about how to prep for virtual interviewing, how to answer the basic questions (“Tell me about yourself?”) to sound polished and prepared, yet not canned, and how to be ready to ask intelligent, thoughtful questions of the interviewer. Because this workshop is designed to be a discussion, we are offering it at several different times to allow you to attend a time that best works with your schedule while still allowing you to participate. Please view the google calendar to view the dates, times, and access the ZOOM link.
Interview Prep - Part 2
This 50-minute workshop focuses specifically on interview preparation for health professional school programs. We will discuss how to approach the MMI and ethical questions, how to strategically prepare for a variety of interview styles, and how to appropriately follow-up after an interview has taken place. Because this workshop is designed to be a discussion, we are offering it at several different times to allow you to attend a time that works with your schedule while still allowing you to participate. Please view the google calendar to view the dates, times, and access the ZOOM link.
MMI BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Once a week on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm throughout interview season we will be hosting MMI Breakout Sessions. We have found that one of the best ways to prep for MMI questions is to do it as a group. What one person thinks as being a key factor to consider may be something you never considered. Hearing different perspectives and brainstorming issues together will serve you in your own interview. There’s no prep necessary, the discussion leader will provide you with a question, assign you into breakout rooms and allow time for you to practice. We will then meet back as a group to discuss. Each session will be different questions. Feel free to attend as often as you feel necessary. Please view the google calendar to access the ZOOM link.
We recently hosted a discussion on how to answer bioethic questions presented by Dr. Angela Wentz Faulconer. To view this event please visit our YouTube channel HERE. Dr. Faulconer also highly recommends the following for further reading: Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases by Lewis Vaughan and Intervention and Reflection: Basic Issues in Bioethics by Ronald Munson. Additionally, she encourages viewing of THIS video.
This booklet was created to help you write down your answers to typical questions you may encounter. We have found that when you write down your answers, your brain thinks through the questions differently. It’s a way to alter your interview practice to prepare more thoroughly. Download the Interview Booklet HERE.
MMI INDIVIDUAL/ONLINE PRACTICE HIREVUE
We’ve teamed up with BYU’s HR department to use their HireVue platform to give you more opportunity to practice answering questions. There are 5 different simulations available with 10 questions each.
Below is the link to access each simulation.
BYU CAREER SERVICES
BYU’s Career Services has some fantastic resources available to help you prep for a general interview. Please check out their website for further details.
Additionally, BigInterview, used by BYU’s Marriott School is available for more resources and may provide additionally practice with feedback and information.
We will continue to seek out ways to help you prepare for these interviews. As these events are scheduled we will send you appropriate emails and post them on the google calendar.