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Interview Day & Assessment

When applicants are invited to interview, they will participate in a variety of assessments in which evaluators explore the applicant's motivation for seeking a medical degree, awareness and understanding of the medical profession, leadership, problem solving skills, understanding of medical ethics, and interpersonal skills.

Virtual Interviews for the 2021-2022 Application Cycle 

Due to the ever-changing landscape in regard to local and campus safety regulations, current on-campus construction, as well as for the financial benefit and convenience of our applicants, the University of Utah School of Medicine will be hosting virtual interviews for the 2021-2022 application cycle. 

Applicants will not be expected to travel or be on campus.

Interview Days will be conducted via the Zoom platform, and applicants will receive the necessary links and further instructions upon invitation. 


Methods of Assessment:

Standardized Video Interviews (SVI)

  • One-way (asynchronous) video interview
  • Answers are recorded and submitted to the Admissions Office prior to an applicant's Interview Day 

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)

  • A series of timed, one-on-one interviews taking place on Interview Day
  • Applicants will interview with a variety of evaluators, discussing situational-based prompts and scenarios

Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

  • Online test taken during an applicant's Interview Day, proctored by an Admissions staff member
  • Assesses judgement required for solving problems in school, work and daily life situations with hypothetical and challenging scenarios.