Hello potential BPU students, I wanted to give you a little advice as you get ready for the interview process. First off, we just finished up our semester and had our White Coat Ceremony. This is usually when the admission team starts to go through the applications and decide who to interview for the next incoming class. Give them some time, they personally read every part of all the applications - so this takes some time!
Secondly, as a first year student that went through the process last session, I was excited and surprised when I met my classmates for the first time in June.
What do I mean by that? BPU does not pick a 'cookie cutter' student. We are a very diverse group of people with varied backgrounds. The things we all have in common is our passion for medicine, a team approach to the process of learning and practicing, and a positive attitude regarding hard work. This program requires really hard work!! Seriously. ?
If you get an interview, be yourself and relax. It's really that simple. They want to get to know you and determine if you'll fit well into the group dynamics they are building. Don't come in with generic and rehearsed answers to questions. Think about the questions they are asking and give honest and meaningful answers. If you've made the cut for the interview then you've already impressed them with your knowledge and background. The interview day is your chance to let them know the dynamic, inspiring, hardworking team player that you are!
All this information is my personal opinion. I'm a first year student and not part the admission committee. I just wanted to wish you all luck and give a little advice from a retrospective view. I look forward to meeting some of you as members of the class of 2021! Now - I have to get back to studying...