Virtual Interview: Interview Experience

Interviews provide a wonderful opportunity for our faculty and staff to get to know you, a candidate for the Class of 2024. Your application provides so much great insight into your academic history, your shadowing experiences, your employment or volunteering, and much more. However, the interview is our first chance to get to know who you are as a person and learn more about why you believe you have found the right specialty in podiatric medicine. 

Interviews at Kent State University are our opportunity to get to know you better, but it is also your opportunity to get to know our faculty and staff better. It is a two-way street. Interviews are not designed to be high stress or high anxiety. They are a learning experience for us. We are able to learn why you chose your undergraduate institution, why you pursued research, how you had time to manage work and classes, and discuss your passion for medicine. 

In light of the pandemic, Kent State has moved to virtual interviews. This is quite a change for us, and for our faculty interviewers who are used to sitting across a table from you and casually discussing your application. We anticipate a few hiccups as we get this format up and running, so we will thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. 

Interviews will be conducted through Microsoft Teams. A member of the Enrollment Management Office will schedule the interview and send you an invitation via e-mail. You will simply click the link in the e-mail at the time of your scheduled interview. You can use the webcam on your computer. You can also use the microphone on your computer, or choose to mute it and call in to the number listed on the e-mail. 

Prior to your interview experience, we will host a student panel via Microsoft Teams. This will allow you a chance to become more familiar with the ease of the program. An invitation for the panel will be sent separately.

Learn more about Microsoft Teams and the virtual interview experience here. 

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