Two individual interviews conducted by members of the Admissions Committee are an integral part of the evaluation of applicants. Interviews will be requested of selected applicants after review of their completed application files, since the number of applicants who can be interviewed is limited. Invitation to appear on campus for interviews does not imply acceptance to the School of Medicine, but it is an important part of the selection process. These interviews allow members of the Admissions Committee to become better acquainted with the applicant and allow the applicant to meet members of the faculty and student body, see the educational facilities, and learn more about the Brody School of Medicine.
Interviews are typically conducted daily from late August through January. While the volume of scheduled interviews (typically over 50% of the NC applicant pool) makes it difficult to change assigned interview dates, the Admissions Office staff will make every effort to re-schedule applicants who have unavoidable conflicts. Applicants are asked to arrive at 9:30 AM for morning interviews and 11:45 AM for afternoon interviews. Morning interviews occur between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM and afternoon interviews occur between 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM. The day consists of two individual interviews, a tour and lunch with medical students (either before or after interviews), and a brief information session with the Associate Dean or the Director of Admissions. Since the two Committee members who interview applicants do not review their application materials, two other members of the Committee perform a thorough file review after the interview day is over. Thus, each applicant invited for interview receives four separate appraisals by four individual Committee members: two fairly subjective evaluations based on the semi-blind interviews, and two fairly objective reviews based on examination of the written application file. These appraisals form the basis of the Committee's deliberations and decisions.