Interviewing at CHM
7:30 - 8:00 am
Check-In and Light Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 am
CHM Intro and Curriculum Overview
8:45 - 9:00 am
9:00 - 9:20 am
Financial Aid Presentation
9:20 - 9:45 am
Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) Overview
9:45 - 10:00 am
Gather for MMI
10:00 am - Noon
Noon - 1:00 pm
Interview with Medical Student (30 minutes)
Lunch & Group Q & A
2:15 - 2:55 pm
CHM Admissions and Special Programming Overview
3:05 - 3:55 pm
Team Building Exercise
3:55 - 4:00 pm
Wrap Up: Questions & Comments
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Campus Tour (optional)
Several short breaks will be provided throughout the day.
The College of Human Medicine Interview Days take place at two locations—rotating between CHM facilities on MSU’s main campus in East Lansing and the Secchia Center in Grand Rapids.
CHM uses two types of interview assessments: a one-on-one, 30-minute structured interview with a current medical student where you will be asked to address three questions and a multiple mini-interview (MMI).
The MMI consists of timed (eight-minute), highly-structured interview scenarios. Applicants rotate through eight stations, each with its own interviewer and interview scenario. Interview scenarios include addressing questions, collaborating with a fellow applicant on a project, and engaging in role-play with a standardized actor.
We believe that the combination of these two types of interviews will provide us with the most accurate information about you, thus giving you the best chance to shine for the Committee on Admissions!
You can find detailed information about the MMI on the MMI FAQ page.
We look forward to meeting you on Interview Day. If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please contact the Office of Admissions by email.
Rescheduling a Confirmed Interview
If circumstances change and you are unable to attend your confirmed Interview Day, please email us at least one week prior to your scheduled interview date. It is critical that you reschedule your interview date or withdraw your application in a timely manner so that another applicant may be given the available interview slot.
If you need to reschedule your confirmed interview date but fail to provide us with at least one week's notice, it is possible that you may not be allowed to reschedule your interview. The opportunity to reschedule will be at the discretion of the Assistant Dean for Admissions.
Please exhibit professionalism and courtesy if circumstances change and you are not going to attend your scheduled interview day. Notify our office ASAP by email or phone to cancel your interview and withdraw your application.
The interview scheduling process is complex and time-intensive, and our faculty and students volunteer their valuable time to interview applicants. Withdrawing in a timely fashion avoids inconveniencing others and gives us time to offer this opportunity to another applicant.
East Lansing Campus
Interview Day begins in the Radiology Building, located on the main MSU campus at 846 Service Road.
Please see our Visiting East Lansing page for pertinent information, including directions, parking, airports, transportation services, and accommodations.
You must park in Visitor Parking Lot #100, located in front of the Radiology Building. There are two entrances into Lot #100. One is located at the northeast corner of the lot, directly off Service Road. The other is on the west side of the lot, accessed from the drive leading to the Radiology Building.
Note: Do obtain a white ticket at the gate upon entering Visitor Parking Lot #100 (even if the gate is up) and the Office of Admissions staff will validate it. Please be aware that we will be unable to validate your parking without a ticket.
There have been intermittent issues with the gate on the west side of the lot not opening to let a vehicle in after a ticket has been taken. Therefore, we recommend entering through the northeast gate directly off Service Road. There is typically an attendant there. If you cannot get into the lot through either gate, please call us at 517.353.9621.
Do not park in the gated Patient Lot adjacent to the MSU Clinical Center, the building located between the Life Sciences Building and the Radiology Building. This lot requires a parking token to exit and we do not have tokens available.
Enter the Radiology Building through the main doors on the north side of the building. Interview Day activities begin in the Auditorium, located straight ahead just beyond the skylight atrium when you enter the building.
It is not necessary to check in with the Office of Admissions upon arrival. Proceed directly to the Radiology Auditorium where the admissions staff will greet you.
Grand Rapids Campus
Interview Day takes place in the Secchia Center, located in downtown Grand Rapids at the northeast corner of Michigan Street NW and Division Avenue N. Bring the pink ticket you receive at the gate when entering the parking garage and the Office of Admissions staff will provide you with a white validation card to use when you leave.
Please see our Visiting Grand Rapids page for pertinent information, including directions, parking, airports, transportation services, and accommodations.
Interview Day activities begin in Room 251. Enter the building through the parking ramp. Take the west elevator (entrance to elevator area has glass doors) to the second floor and go to Room 251.
It is not necessary to check in with the Office of Admissions upon arrival. Proceed directly to Room 251.