How Interviews Are Conducted
You will be asked to meet the medical student coordinator for psychiatry in a classroom in the Education 1 Building (Anschutz Medical Center campus) the day of the interview. S/he will check you in and present you with a gift card. You sign a receipt for the gift card. Beverages and snacks are provided while you wait for a medical student to take you to the classroom for your interview. You will generally have to wait 10-20 minutes if you arrive at the instructed time.
There are twenty groups of students and one interviewee will be assigned to each of the twenty groups. Interviews are conducted in private classrooms. There are no recording devices, no files are kept and the class does not have your last name unless you provide it. The students are well aware of the importance of confidentiality and anonymity.
As part of their assessment, all students in each group are required to write a case history on the interview, but only their two group leaders (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers…) will review the written work.
The interview may take anywhere from 25-40 minutes, depending on the questions generated by the student group. There is no script and each student group will have different questions. Upon completion of the interview, you will be free to leave.
There is a link (provided in your interview information letter) to a website page allowing you to make comments or suggestions upon completion of your interview.