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Applicant Interview Day

A typical interview day begins at 8:00 a.m. ending around 4:00 p.m. Upon arriving, interviewees are given an informational packet. The Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs provides general instructions for the day and brief introductory remarks. The Medicine Admissions Office provides light refreshments. Interviewees and Committee members are scheduled to meet throughout the day for personal interviews. Two one-on-one interviews are conducted with members of the Committee on Admissions and may include regional members located in various parts of the state of Tennessee. Interview appointments typically range from a minimum of thirty minutes to an hour. Be prepared to do a lot of walking and bring or wear comfortable walking shoes.

During the time between interviews, optional activities are made available for interviewees to attend freshman and sophomore classes, speak with a Financial Aid Counselor or visit the Health Sciences Library. At 11:15 am, sophomore students are available to answer questions and conduct a tour of the General Education Building where classes are held. After the GEB tour, sophomore, junior and senior medical students will have lunch with interviewees, answer additional questions and conduct a tour of the clinical facilities. After the tour of the clinical facilities, interviewees will meet with the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs who will explain the process of selection, when a notification may be received and to answer questions. If you are not scheduled to interview in the afternoon, you will be done for the day, after the wrap-up session.

Inclement Weather Policy: If the UTHSC campus is closed, due to inclement weather, we will continue to conduct interviews. Therefore, if you are scheduled to interview, at the UTHSC campus and you are unable to attend, please contact the College of Medicine Office of Admissions at 901.448.5400 or


Last Published: Oct 26, 2021