Applicant Visit Days

The Applicant Visit Day (AVD), also known as the interview day, begins at 7:30 a.m. and continues through approximately 2:30 p.m. Visiting applicants will meet and interact with key leadership from the college faculty and administration, as well as current medical students. Activities for the day include presentations of the curriculum, an overview from our Office of Equity, Diversity, and inclusion, and a tour of the Center for Simulation and Innovation. Applicants will also get the opportunity to meet and mingle with current medical students in the morning and during lunch hours. We will also be offering virtual interview opportunities on select dates for individuals who are not comfortable gathering in-person, or who lack the financial resources to travel to campus.

After spending the day with us, you will learn more about our campus, culture, student life and city. Our hope is that you learn just as much about us as we learn about you!

Multiple Mini-Interview Process

At the College of Medicine – Phoenix, the MMI is conducted in our clinical education suites. Each applicant has two-minutes to read the scenario before entering the room to engage in a seven-minute conversation about the topic. The applicant will repeat this process five times with five different interviewers. During the MMI, each applicant will have the opportunity to highlight their strengths without the fear of bias by any one single interviewer. No prior medical knowledge is required for any of the stations.

For each prompt the applicant will be scored on a scale of 1 to 5 in four general areas, for a possible 20 points per station and 100 points overall. The five individual stations and composite scores are provided to the admissions committee, providing them various perspectives to determine the applicant's potential to grow and develop into an exemplary physician, scientist, and leader.

MMI Tips

  • Dress to Impress!
  • Be confident.
  • Be yourself.
  • Remember, the entire day is interview day...not just the MMI.
  • If one station does not go as well as you would have liked, keep calm and move on to the next station.
  • Familiarize yourself with the College and University.

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