Initial Application Review

Once the application has been processed by AMCAS, the Admissions Office will send the applicants via e-mail a confirmation receipt with the instructions that the applicant must follow in order to complete their record. Following receipt of all required credentials, the Committee on Admission will review applications and make interview decisions. Applicants selected for interview will be notified by the Admissions Office Staff.

NOTE: Applicants that do not complete the required documents by the deadline of December 15 will not be evaluated by the Admissions Committee. Likewise, applications that have not met the admission requirements as determined by the SJBSM Admission Committee will be denied. Please make sure you meet the minimum requirements for admission as appeals cannot be accepted at this stage. No exceptions will me conceded.

The Interview Process

Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) is the San Juan Bautista interview format. The MMI consists of four (4) structured situational stations used to assess non-cognitive qualities such as cultural sensitivity, problem-solving and decision-making skills, maturity, integrity, empathy, reliability, and communication skills. Before the start of each mini-interview rotation, candidates receive a question/scenario and have two (2) minutes to prepare an answer. Interviewers for the MMI are standardized patients from the community that are formally trained in both clinical skills and the MMI process. Upon entering the interview room, the candidate has an eight (8)-minute exchange with the interviewer. The interviewers evaluate each candidate’s qualities. This pattern is repeated until all the rotations are completed. A fifth station is a one-on-one interview consisting of an 8-minute interaction with an Admissions Committee member or trained interviewer. This interview runs along with the MMI’s. At the end of the interview session, a tour of the San Juan Bautista Main Campus is arranged for the candidate. A wrap-up session at the end of the day with an admissions officer ensures that the information obtained by the applicant is correct, answers last-minute questions, and gets feedback.