What to Expect

Approximately two weeks prior to the interview, you will receive an email with an agenda for the day. Please plan on your interview day beginning at 8:30 am and you should expect to be on campus until 4:30 pm. For specifics on what to expect on the day of your interview, visit our FAQ site by clicking here.

A parking pass and information about approved lots will be included in the email with your agenda.

Applicants will be given a tour of our academic building in Mount Pleasant that houses the first and second year medical students. Tours will be conducted by current medical students.

Question & Answer Panel
Current first-year medical students will be present to participate in a question and answer panel with applicants.

Mix & Mingle Lu​​​nch
College of Medicine faculty and current medical students will participate in an informal mix and mingle lunch with applicants.​​

​Presentations from Faculty & Staff
​While you won't be able to learn everything about CMU on your interview day, we will cover a lot of ground. Applicants will see presentations on all four years of the medical curriculum, including the Comprehensive Community Clerkship, which takes place in year three.

Preparing for Your Interview

Multiple Mini Interview
The College of Medicine utilizes the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format when interviewing candidates. No prior medical knowledge is required for the MMI.

Click here for a site with information on the multiple mini interview process.

Scenarios & Interviewers
The MMI has applicants rotate through the interview stations with members of the College of Medicine faculty, staff, current medical students and members of the university community.

What Are We Measuring?
Each interviewer poses a pre-developed scenario related to a single theme such as ethical decision-making, critical thinking skills, or communication skills. This rotation gives interviewers opportunities to assess all interviewees within the context of their respective scenario.

Other Interview Components
The College of Medicine employs a tested model for the interview process called the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI), which differs significantly from the traditional panel or individual interview model often used. In addition to the MMI, you will also take part in various group activities.

Travel & Accommodations

Transportation – Air Travel
The Central Michigan University College of Medicine interview are conducted on the main campus of CMU in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The following airports are available for air travel:

Bishop International Airport
Flint, Michigan
Located approximately 90 miles from Mt. Pleasant

Lansing Capital Region International Airport
Lansing, Michigan
Located approximately 70 miles from Mt. Pleasant

MBS International Airport
Saginaw, Michigan
Located approximately 40 miles from Mt. Pleasant

Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Located approximately 95 miles from Mt. Pleasant

Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Detroit, Michigan
Located approximately 150 miles from Mt. Pleasant

Transportation – Car Rental/Taxi
The College of Medicine will not be providing shuttle service from airports to campus. We recommend contacting the airport you are using to inquire about car rental or taxi service.

The College of Medicine has arranged discounted rates at: 
(989) 773-1444

*Ask for the "CMU College of Medicine Rate"

Other hotel options near campus include:
Comfort Inn & Suites and Conference Center
(989) 772-4000

Fairfield Inn & Suite Mt. Pleasant
(989) 775-5000

Super 8
(989) 773-8888