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Medical School Application Bootcamp

CBS students applying to medical school programs during the summer of 2018 are invited to attend this application workshop on Monday, May 14! This interactive workshop will include an overview of the medical school admissions process, a presentation about the holistic review process from the U of M Medical School, a panel of CBS alumni currently in medical school, an opportunity for a mock interview practice in traditional and MMI styles, and other activities related to preparing a competitive application for medical school.

The workshop is free of charge for CBS students and light snacks and lunch will be provided.  Please let us know of any dietary restrictions. Registration is required by Wednesday, May 9!  

Event Details

Medical School Application Bootcamp Agenda

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Presentation on the application process, advice on filling out an effective application, and an overview of interviewing with medical schools
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Presentation on holistic review from the University of Minnesota Medical School Office of Admissions
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Q&A panel with current medical students
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) practice

* Students who are not able to attend the whole duration of the workshop are welcome to come for any part of the day.

Takeaways for Students:

  • Learn effective ways to answer Multiple Mini Interview and traditional style questions in medical school interviews
  • Self-assess your personal statement and identify how to make improvements in new drafts
  • Learn about the holistic review process of admissions committees to identify your own application strengths and weaknesses
  • Create a timeline for submitting your application in the upcoming application cycles
  • Reflect on and create contingency/backup/gap-year plans for health goals if timelines do not work out as intended
  • Identify campus resources for further support in the application process
  • Connect with the University of Minnesota Medical School and alumni currently in medical school

We are committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive, and respectful environment for members of all communities. If there is information you feel would be helpful for us to know, such as accommodation needs, please contact CBS Student Services at or call 612.624.9717

CBS Career & Graduate School Planning I I 612-624-9717

April, 2018