Interview Day

Qualified candidates will be invited for a virtual interview after a thorough review by our Admissions Committees.

The Twin Cities Interview Day Experience

The interview day experience on the Twin Cities campus is a virtual experience that takes place across one day via Zoom with the recommendation that candidates also attend our Medicine Musings speaker series where you will have the opportunity to experience time with our staff, faculty, and community.

You will be interviewing under the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Program. The MMI is a circuit exercise, where applicants are presented scenarios that will measure non-cognitive characteristics such as communication skills, professionalism, ethical decision making and moral behavior.

Applicants will go through a 6 station circuit exercise (with one 15 minute break). The stations will be 8 minutes in length with 4 minutes in between each station. Prior to beginning the MMI, each applicant will have one 20-minute freeform conversation, which is a condensed version of the traditional one-on-one interview. This evaluated interaction allows you to meet with a member of our medical school community, where you will be asked some open-ended structured questions and you will also have the opportunity to learn more about the medical school community.

Sample Schedule: 

8:55 AM (CST) - Prompt login to Zoom

9:00 AM (CST) - Welcome & MMI Overview

9:30 AM (CST) - Freeform Conversation

10:00 AM (CST) - MMI Circuit Begins

11:15 AM (CST) - Presentation & Next Steps

12:00 PM (CST) - Conversation with Medical Student Ambassadors

12:30 PM (CST) - Closing Remarks

To request accessibility accommodations, please contact the Office of Admissions at TCMDInterview@umn.edu at least two weeks prior to your interview day.

The Duluth Campus Interview Day Experience

On the Duluth campus for the 2021-2022 cycle, we will host all interviews virtually via the platform Zoom. We interview Monday through Friday depending on interviewer availability. We usually host two to four candidates each day. You’ll have two one-on-one interviews with voting members of our admissions committee. Each interview is scheduled for an hour so you have plenty of time to shine. Before your interviews, you’ll have informal conversations with admissions and financial aid staff. There will also be an opportunity to connect with current students.

Schedule of the Day:

9:30 AM (CST) - Welcome and Overview of the Day

10:00 AM (CST) - First interview

11:00 AM (CST) - Second Interview

12:00 PM (CST) - Virtual Lunch with current students

1:00 PM (CST) - Wrap up

To Request disability accommodations for access during your interview, please contact Erin Wiig, Admissions & Student Affairs Coordinator, at erinwiig@d.umn.edu as soon as possible after your interview is scheduled.

CONTACT ADMISSIONS

Twin Cities Admissions
Phone: 612-625-7977 
Fax: 612-625-8228
Email: meded@umn.edu

420 Delaware St. SE
Mayo Memorial Building, Rm. B639
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Duluth Admissions
Phone: 218-726-8511 
Fax: 218-726-7057
Email: dmeded@d.umn.edu

1035 University Drive, 180 Med
Duluth, MN 55812