Interviews

Interviews allow you to meet with members of the admissions committee and give the committee a better understanding of your interests, experiences, motivation and capacity to be a physician. Interviewers will have access to your AMCAS and secondary applications and letters of recommendation, but do not have access to your grades or MCAT scores.

Our goal as interviewers is to conduct thoughtful and respectful evaluations. If your interview experience isn't consistent with this goal or you feel that you were not treated fairly or appropriately, notify the School of Medicine so that we can take steps to respond to those concerns. 

Scheduling Your Interview

  • Interviews are conducted on Thursdays, beginning mid-September and ending mid-March.

  • Interview invitations are sent via email and include instructions for scheduling your interview using our web-based scheduler.

  • You are encouraged to complete your secondary application as soon as possible so the admissions committee will have time to carefully review your submission.

Interview Day Itinerary


7:45 a.m. - 8 a.m. Sign in  Lobby area of Room 302, Volker Hall  Your photo will be taken, and you will receive an information packet. Refreshments will be available throughout the morning.
8 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Required orientation  Room 302, 
Volker Hall
The day's activities will be outlined. Orientation includes information about campus preference and assignment, Alabama residency for tuition purposes and the medical school curriculum. 
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Interviews  Suites 102 and 107, Volker Hall;
Clinical Skills Facility, Volker Hall
You meet individually for 25-minute interviews with three admissions committee members. Based on your interests, you may have one or two additional interviews with faculty members. 
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch with students  Fifth floor Learning Community,
Volker Hall
You will have lunch with our medical students. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about our campuses and different aspects of our curriculum. 
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Campus tour Leaves from fifth floor Learning Community, Volker Hall Applicants will be lead on a walking tour of the educational and clinical facilities.

Additional information:
Parking directions

After your interview is completed, you will be asked to submit your campus preference.

Admissions Committee

On interview days, members of the admissions committee will:

  • Complete a written evaluation on each of the applicants interviewed.
  • Meet to discuss interviewed applicants. During this meeting, each applicant is presented in detail by one of the interviewers and the evaluations written by the three individual interviewers will be heard and discussed.
  • Rate each applicant. Following discussion, committee members rate each applicant based on the presentations and written summaries provided by each interviewer. The ratings, along with academic evaluations, are used by the admissions selection committee to make decisions. | Committee Decisions

On rare occasions, the committee may request additional information on a given applicant prior to providing a summary evaluation. If that happens, the applicant is placed in a "Hold Category" for further review until after the information is obtained. Once the final review is completed, the application will be processed normally.

Additional information

To schedule a visit to the Huntsville or Tuscaloosa clinical campuses, please contact:

Tuscaloosa

Brook Hubner
Medical Student Affairs
University of Alabama School of Medicine-Tuscaloosa
Box 870378
850 5th Ave. East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0378

P: 205-348-1384
F: 205-348-4429 
bhubner@cchs.ua.edu


Huntsville
Lanita S. Carter, Ph.D.
Director, Medical Education and Student Affairs
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Huntsville Regional Medical Campus
301 Governors Dr., Suite 312
Huntsville, Alabama 35801

P: 256-551-4465
F: 256-551-4451
lscarter@uab.edu


Montgomery
W.J. "Wick" Many, M.D.
Associate Dean
Montgomery Regional Campus
University of Alabama School of Medicine
2055 East South Blvd. Suite 200
Montgomery, AL 36116

P: 334-284-5211
F: 334-284-9020
wick@uab.edu