Admissions Interview Process
The Heritage College interview day is structured so that we can get to know you better as potential students, and you can get to know us better as a student-centered medical school that will quickly feel like home.
All HCOM interviews are conducted 100% virtually via Microsoft Teams. Interviews are conducted weekly on Tuesdays, from mid-September to late April. A maximum of 20 candidates will be invited for each day. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of their appointment via email and their secondary application portal.
A formal itinerary and instructions will be provided to you a couple of days before your interview. The interview day itinerary is typically as follows (with some variation for each candidate):
- 8:45am - 10:45am EST - Introductions & Admissions Overview
- 10:45am - 11am EST - Break
- 11am - 11:45am EST - Financial Aid, Learning Services, & Office of Inclusion Q&A Sessions
- 11:45am - 12:30pm EST - Medical Student Panel
- 12:30pm - 1pm EST - Lunch Break
- 1 or 1:30pm - 3 or 3:30pm EST - Admissions Interviews
Candidates will be scheduled for three, half-hour individual interviews with HCOM selection committee members. Your interview team will likely consist of a clinical faculty member (D.O.), a biomedical or basic science faculty member (Ph.D.), and a college administrator. Candidates who have indicated a first preference for the Dublin or Cleveland campuses will interview with that preference in mind.
The selection committee will convene later that afternoon and arrive at their status recommendations. At this meeting, candidates will either be admitted, placed on the alternate list, or not selected for admission. Due to the limited number of spots at Dublin or Cleveland, not all who indicate a preference will be placed there. As long as the candidate is admissible to Heritage College, a place at the Athens site will be offered, and the candidate will be placed on a waiting list for Dublin or Cleveland, respectively.
Student selection committee decisions will be emailed to you the next business day. Candidates placed on the alternate list or not selected for admission are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions for additional feedback and insight into the decision.