Selected applicants are invited to visit the SIU School of Medicine campus in Springfield for admissions interviews. This is the last step in the admissions process before a final decision is made on your file. The day offers us a chance to get to know you better and gauge your identification with this institution's mission and goals. Also, it gives you the chance to see our facilities, speak with faculty and students, and determine whether SIUMED is a good fit for you.
While on campus, you will interview two faculty members. One of the two interviewers will be a member (current or former) of the Admissions Committee. This person will have access to your complete admissions application. Your other interviewer will be a member of the faculty who is not on the Committee. He or she will have only basic biographical information and your supplemental application essays at the interview time.
Also involved in the campus visit is a presentation by a member of the Admissions Committee, a student-led tour of the campus, and a chance to meet with a financial aid adviser.
Quick facts about interviews at SIU School of Medicine:
- Interviews typically begin mid-August and conclude at the beginning of March.
- Annually, the Admissions Office coordinates approximately 300 interviews.
- Applicants interviewed can expect to receive a decision approximately four weeks after their interview.
Virtual Medical School Interviews:
- All interviews will be conducted via WebEx.
- Admissions Welcome Session - Elizabeth Magill, Director of Admissions
- Financial Aid Session - Leslie Fry, Director of Financial Aid
- Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation Tour
- SIU Medicine.Forward.For You
- Southern Illinois University Carbondale Campus Tour
- Medical Library Virtual Tour - Geoffrey Pettys, Head of Reference & Education Services
- Medical Library Website Tour - Geoffrey Pettys, Head of Reference & Education Services
- Never be late.
- Dress appropriately and professionally.
- Be prepared to ask questions of your interviewer, students, and staff.
- There may be idle time during the day. Bring something to keep yourself occupied.