Medical School Interview · Oct. 10, 2018
Medical School Interview WHAT TO WEAR
“Dress to impress”
“Dress for the job you want”
“Dress for success”
These are quotes we’ve all heard before and they’ll definitely be running through your mind the day before your medical school interview. But practically how does that translate to what outfit you should wear?
We’ve all been there before. Whether it’s before that big date or that random family event your mum told you about 3 months ago, it always boils down to the same question: “What do I wear?” The age-old conundrum effectively revolves around how you want to portray yourself for the occasion.
A few key tips to help with your medical school interview
“Clothes don’t make the man, but clothes have got many a man a good job”
– Herbert Harold Vreeland
1. Medical school interview what to wear - the guy's guide
- Dark coloured pant suits – navy or black
- Sober tie
- Light coloured shirt – preferably white or light blue
- Dark brown/black leather shoes
2. Medical school interview what to wear - guy's accessories
“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts are so quick”– Miuccia Prada
3. Medical school interview what to wear - the girl's guide
- Dark coloured suit – skirt or trousers
- Light coloured shirt or a top
- Dark, closed shoes
Communication skills and teamwork
Similar to the men’s choice, the preferred option for the ladies is a suit. This can be a skirt suit or a trouser suit, whichever takes your fancy. Dark colours such as navy, black or grey remain the order of the day. A simple white or light coloured shirt would be the best option to wear underneath. Please, please, please avoid low cut tops at all costs. There is no need to overdo anything with the shirt so avoid flamboyant designs – as with all formal interviews simplicity is key!
4. Medical school interview what to wear - girl's accessories
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We hope this guide on what to wear for your medical school interviews was helpful. If you have any further questions on the topic or any other questions relating to your medicine interviews, please contact us at hello@theMSAG.com!
Mr Jasen Soopramanien
Jasen is a Medical Student at King’s College London (KCL). He has worked with theMSAG since 2015 as our Personal Statement Co-manager and as an Interview Coach.