- Present a professional appearance.
- Recommended Clothing
Men – pressed slacks ( no jeans), shirt and tie, jacket/blazer, shoes (no sneakers)
Women – dress, suit, skirt or dress slacks, blouse or sweater and blazer, modest shoes, no flashy jewelry or nails
- Become knowledgeable about pertinent topics. Your topic preparation will vary depending upon the profession for which are applying. Topics to consider include: Health Maintenance Organizations, medical ethics, alternative medicines, abortion issues, physician’s role in a patient’s religion, increasing role of physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners in the health field, changes in pharmacy training and increasing insurance costs for those in the medical fields.
- Work on your personal presentation. Body language is important. Good posture with your head held erect and direct eye contact are very important in making a good first impression. Work on you sitting posture and hand placement and movement. Work on speaking, particularly if grammar is a program. Use of poor grammar will adversely affect the interview.
- Speak in a confident positive manner. Think before you answer a question. Avoid giving an answer that is what you think the interviewer wants to hear if it is contrary to your own beliefs. If you disagree on a delicate issue, it is wise to indicate that you do not have a closed mind on the issue. Know the content of your personal essay.
- Avoid getting yourself trapped. Be consistent in your answers and convictions. Do not be afraid to say that you do not know an answer to a question. You can readily indicate your willingness to learn.