The one-on-one interview process is a major indicator of program success, and is designed to provide faculty with insight into an applicant’s academic and personal readiness. Interviews are held virtually, and are required for all programs within the College of Naturopathic Medicine and College of Classical Chinese Medicine.
Your admissions counselor and a faculty member representing the program(s) you’re applying to will be interviewing you. The interview lasts approximately 45 minutes, and then you will have 15 minutes to ask NUNM faculty your questions. By the end of the session, we hope it will feel more like a conversation. Here are a few pointers to consider.
1. Know yourself – understand why you are interested in the profession.
You are entering a specialized field and it is important to have seriously considered why you are interested in becoming a naturopathic physician or Classical Chinese Medicine practitioner. Do your homework, speak to current physicians or practitioners, review the curricula and have an understanding of why you are here.
2. Know the contents of your application.
Take time to review your statements, transcripts and application. Review your submitted essays carefully. The interviewers may ask clarifying questions.
3. Be aware of your body language and dress appropriately.
You are interviewing to become a practitioner or physician, which means interacting with patients in a clinical setting. Patients will expect your body language to be professional and inclusive. The interview for admission is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your interpersonal skills.
Take a deep breath, relax – we can’t wait to meet you!