- Interview Day Zoom: where all the main activities of the day will be hosted
- Applicant Portal: where you will meet one-on-one with your interviewers
- Don't worry about who your interviewer is (*do not spend time trying to prep on this area)
- Don't fret if your interviewer is running a few minutes late!

Interview Day Agenda

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Zoom Waiting Room Opens
9:00 - 10:20 a.m. - Welcome to DGSOM
10:20 - 10:30 a.m. - Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Interviews (Block 0)
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Interviews (Blocks 1, 2, 3 4)
1:30 - 1:40 p.m. - Break
1:40 - 3:00 p.m. - Casual Conversations 
3:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Interviews (Blocks 5, 6, 7, 8)

* Each Interview Block is allotted for 30 minutes. You will be scheduled for two interview blocks where you will interview with two separate faculty members.  

  • Submit questions ahead of your Interview Day

  • Refer to your Applicant Portal day-of to confirm your assigned interview blocks.

  • Reach out to us if your day-of location will be in a different time zone than the address listed in your application!

  • Between your interviews, you may re-join the main Zoom, where you can ask final questions or chat.

Virtual Interview Guide - Scheduling, Prep & Best Practices

Schedule your interview day right away. To do so:

  1. Log into the AMP Applicant Portal using your username and password.
  2. Navigate to the Interview Calendar and select an interview date.
  3. Follow guidelines as prompted to upload a professional photo in business attire.
  • Review email confirmation of interview
  • Select day/time of your interview
  • Review AMP Portal
  • Review Interview Day Schedule
  • Confirm your interview times the morning of your interview day

*If you do not have adequate WiFi or device availability, please reach out to our team immediately for accommodation.

  • Well-charged computer, laptop, or desktop
  • Stable internet connection (hard-wired connection recommended)
  • Nearby outlet
  • Good audio and visual quality check
  • Recommended browsers: 
    • Chrome: 116.0.5845.96
    • Microsoft Edge: 115.0.1901.203
    • Safari: 16.5
    • Firefox: 116.0.3

* Mobile web browsers are currently not supported.

  • Recommended choices for best audio connection:
    • Computer Audio - Standard Computer Audio (Microphone and Speakers)
    • Phone/Dial-in - Utilize the Phone/Dial-in audio in Zoom meetings. You will call in on your phone while simultaneously using the video function on your computer. This option is recommended especially if you have experienced connectivity issues with video platforms.
    • Headset/Ear-buds - If you will use the Computer Audio, please use a headset (preferably with a microphone) to avoid any feedback or noise from your speakers.

Your space:

  • Private, quiet, and well-lit
  • Suitable to a calm and focused interview experience

Remember to:

  • Turn off message and call notifications
  • Notify roommates of your interview
  • Do a room scan for a neat backdrop (*our technical platform for interviews may not support virtual backgrounds)

We encourage you to think carefully and creatively about your interview space. Consider both traditional (e.g., room with a desk) as well as unconventional (e.g., car) spaces that will allow you to stay calm and remain focused. If you do not have access to a private space or car, consider private spaces in local libraries, community centers, local colleges, universities, or medical schools.

The School of Medicine has an ethical responsibility for the safety of patients with whom students and graduates will come in contact.  Students are admitted by the School of Medicine for the purpose of training them to become competent and compassionate physicians who are capable of entering a residency program and require that they must meet all requirements necessary to obtain a medical license.  Essential abilities and characteristics are required for the completion of the MD degree. Review Technical Non-Academic Standards and full Student Policy Requirements.

Should you need an accommodation, please contact the Admissions Office right away with relevant information.


Opportunities to Connect with DGSOM

DGSOM Brown Bags:


Pathways | Nov. 8

Presentation and discussion with our leaders for the Global Health & Urban Health Equity Pathways.


Student Support | Jan. 5


Mentorship & Societies | Feb. 7, 12-1pm PST | Zoom  

A casual, lunch-time Q&A discussion with our leaders from DGSOM Societies and Academic Coaching. 


Student-Led Happy Hours:


Happy Hour with DGSOM Students Feb 12

Presentation and discussion about HEALS curriculum experience

Mon. March 18 | 5:00-6:00pm PST | Zoom 


* Admissions offers will be offered on a rolling process. We do not weigh letters of intent/interest. We appreciate your patience in the admissions process! 

We'll post any resources you will need here! 

Stay Connected with Admissions

Phone: (310) 825-6081 

Virtual Office Hours: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. PST

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