FAQ About the Interview

Who will be offered an interview?


The AGPA will be used to select those applicants who will be offered an interview. The interview cut off will vary year to year depending on the applicant pool.  We typically offer 40-50 students an interview each year. This may change from year to year depending on the applicant pool.


When will the interviews be held?


Interviews take place sometime in June. This is usually specified on the application bulletin.


What can I expect from the interview process?


The interview is approximately an hour long and will be conducted by a team of 3-4 people consisting of a clinician, a faculty member and a student. The interview will consist of four 15 minute interviews. Based on applicants’ responses to a standard set of questions, interviewers will assess the applicant in each of the following areas: motivation, self-evaluation, adaptability, communication skills, ability to relate to others, maturity and ethics.


A standardized grading scale will be used by interviewers for determination of the interview score. Applicants must achieve a minimum of 65% of the total possible interview score to be considered. The interview shall constitute one third (1/3) of the final score and will be combined with the AGPA to yield an Overall Score.