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Panel Strategy Session

Panel Interview Strategy

The medical school Panel interview is the most important element of your medical school admissions profile in Canada, the United States and Internationally for medical schools using this common interview style. The panel medical school interview is a traditional interview format, still used by many medical schools globally in several variations. Succeeding in the panel medical school interview requires a personable skillset to connect with interviewers on a competitive level. Having the confidence, preparation and practice in a simulated environment with expert feedback is critical to being competitive in the medical school panel interview process. Through one-on-one panel preparation sessions, we prepare you to successfully handle even the most challenging of panel interviews.

The panel strategy session is a foundational session to teach you comprehensively about the medical school interview panel format. The Panel Strategy Session is led by an experienced physician with first-hand experience in both participating in and evaluating medical school panel interviews.

MedApplications™ Interview Readiness

Our Interview Process

Our medical advisors adopt an evidence-based strategy to teach you how to successfully approach common medical school interview questions. Interviewers evaluate your thought process, general approach and poise. Through our training program, you will learn how to successfully navigate even the most complicated of panel interviews, stay on time and confidently impress your evaluator.

Students will have the opportunity to work with medical advisors who specialize in your specific medical school panel interview as we recognize the tremendous variation amongst panel formats across North America and Internationally. The Panel Strategy Session is a perfect start for candidates without prior panel experience or as a comprehensive review and analysis for pre-medical students with prior panel experience.

Standard Medical Interview Panels

Are Typically Comprised Of:

Medical Faculty Member

Medical Trainee (Medical Resident or Medical Student)

Community Member

Scientist or Non-Medical Faculty Member

What’s Included

Features included with our strategy session (1.5 Hours):

Comprehensive PANEL Strategy Session and PANEL Preparation

MedApplications™ Panel Preparation Manual

MedApplications™ Panel Practice Questions

Medical Doctors specific to your Medical School

MedApplications™ Panel Guarantee*


  • Step 1: Review of PANEL Core Competencies and PANEL Preparation Manual

    • In collaboration with your consultant, identify core medical competencies and how they relate to your candidate profile.
    • Review the MedApplications™ PANEL Manual, Core Objectives, Preparation Strategy and Interview Preparation Timeline
    • Review your submitted medical school applications for content, experiences and accomplishments.
    • Review key objectives and mission statements to medical programs in which you are applying to.
    • Develop understanding of why certain medical interview questions are asked.
  • Step 2: Review the MedApplications™ evidence-based approach to common high yield PANEL scenarios

    • In collaboration with your consultant, review our PANEL strategy to successfully navigating basic, intermediate and advanced PANEL questions.
  • Step 3: Review the following core PANEL interview topics:

    • Medical Ethical Dilemmas, Medical Legal
    • Current Events in Medicine
    • Healthcare Models and Solutions
    • Communication Skills and Actor Interactions
    • Personal Questions Advanced
  • Step 4: PANEL Practice

    • Run through a few sample PANEL scenarios with your consultant and begin to incorporate learned skills from the PANEL Strategy Session
  • Step 5: Additional Strategy Sessions or Mock Interviews

    • Candidates who have completed an introductory strategy session can enroll in additional live consultations to perfect their PANEL approach and build confidence to different PANEL interviews globally. (Learn More)
    • Candidates who feel they have the core foundation to begin practice sessions can enroll in PANEL Mock Interviews with Feedback to put their skills to the test. (Learn More)



Total Timeframe 2-4 Business Days* (Note, all strategy sessions and mock interviews are unique and are scheduled on an individual basis. Rush services available if required. Timing of individual sessions also depend on client’s availability and interview style. Our medical coaches will advise if additional preparation sessions are indicated for a successful result).

Our Partners

med school application partners

Our Application Consultants


Our Consultants specialize in your medical school application.

We work with you every step of the way as your personal medical coach. With first-hand experience as practicing medical doctors we know what it takes to achieve success in the medical school admissions process. During application crunch time, we work round the clock to ensure your application is completed to the highest of competitive standards. Find Out More About MedApplications


MedApplications Guarantee


Our Medical Coaches pride ourselves on offering a premium service by leading physicians in medical school preparation. However, if you do not find your consultation useful, or feel that the consultant is not a great fit, you must let your consultant know at the conclusion of your first consultation or review, prior to finishing and we will contact you to arrange another complimentary session or review with a new consultant. See Terms and Conditions


Success Stories

Roxana M

McGill Medicine (MD)

"MedApplications helped me with both my essay preparation which brought me to the big interview and with interview preparation. MedApplication's services provided me with not only an insight of how to tailor an application to bring out the best of my ability but it also gave me the confidence I needed to survive the MMIs.

Jess B

Accepted to UWO Medicine (MD/PhD)

"I enrolled with Med Applications one month before my first interview. I had been preparing for interviews by reading books and discussing questions with friends and family, but I was still nervous and didn’t really know what to expect. I felt so much more comfortable after my session with MedApplications. My instructor was very knowledgeable and catered the session to what I needed work on (as I had both panel and MMI interviews, this was particularly beneficial). It was very useful to cover topics with someone who knew what to expect from an interview and could comment on the quality of my answers. All together the experience was extremely helpful and very reassuring; it significantly calmed my nerves during my interviews. There weren’t any questions I was surprised by in my interviews. I would definitely recommend a session for future students."

K. Y.

O uf T, UBC, McMaster

"I used MedApplications mock interview service because I wanted to practice and receive feedback from a current medical student. I found the mock interview helpful in identifying weaknesses in my answers and improving on them to make them stand out. I would recommend MedApplications to anyone who wants extra preparation to gain confidence for medical school interviews."


U of A

"I went into my first MedApplications session without a clue about what MMI's were or how to prepare for them. After meeting and practising with Eric and Kent, however, I learned all of the tips and skills I needed to ace the interview. They were incredibly knowledgeable and encouraging and their help gave me that extra boost of confidence on interview day. Thanks MedApplications!"

Hana W

University of Ottawa Medicine

“I was accepted at Ottawa which was my ideal school and my only interview. Josh was absolutely wonderful and definitely part of my success! He was very helpful throughout the entire process 🙂


Mother of a High School student for a Pre-Med program

"Hi MedApplications, just to let you know that Isabelle got an offer from University of London St. George’s College. The competition this year was quite challenging. We would like to thank you and Sarah for your contribution to this achievement. Your services are excellent. Please count us among satisfied clients.”

Matthew L.

McMaster University Medicine

"I used the MedApplications seminar and mock interview services before I had my interviews at Queen's and McMaster medical schools, and I couldn't be happier with my decision. Their seminars were incredibly helpful in providing information about the interview process and ways to truly emphasize your best qualities in an interview. Their mock interview session was great as well as it gave me an opportunity to practice my interviewing style with a current medical student! If you are looking for a way to prepare for an interview as important as the ones for medical school, I would definitely recommend MedApplications."


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