MD Admissions

Interview Day

Virtual Interview Day

The virtual interview day is organized to introduce applicants to the many exciting opportunities available to students at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Applicants gain insight into the student experience by meeting and interacting with administrators, faculty, and students throughout the interview day which includes:

  • an introduction by the Associate Dean for Admissions
  • the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
  • a non-evaluated mini skills session introducing applicants to our curriculum
  • meet and greet lunch session with our current students

Those admitted to the Zucker School of Medicine will have an opportunity to visit the school in person. 

Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format ensures a holistic assessment process by allowing each applicant multiple opportunities to show their strengths. Interviewers are members of our SOM, inter-disciplinary faculty, staff, and student body.

The MMI is a timed circuit running for approximately 90-minutes with a total of 8 interviews consisting of 7 scenario stations and 1 open station.

In the scenario stations, applicants have 2-minutes to read the scenario and formulate a response, and 6-minutes to discuss the scenario with the interviewer. The scenarios are meant to assess certain attributes that we look for in medical school candidates, and there are no right or wrong answers. Interviewers are evaluating applicants' ability to think through the proposed situation, and how they articulate their response.

The open station takes the form of a condensed traditional one-on-one interview. Applicants have 2-minutes to prepare and 14-minutes to speak with an interviewer. Interviewers in the open station will have access to their full application.