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VITA Virtual Interview Prep

The AAMC Video Interview Tool for Admissions (AAMC VITA) is an innovative tool designed to assess competencies important for success in medical school and in future medical practice. VITA explore non-medical related experiences, including personal questions related to your journey, questions that enable you to demonstrate specific behaviors, and hypothetical situations that reveal how you might approach experiences in the future.

MedSchoolCoach has been providing virtual interview preparation services for over a decade and has a realistic VITA simulation and mock exam. Additionally, our Physician Advisors provide detailed feedback in real time, so you can make meaningful improvements right away. They will ensure you are fully prepared to tackle any questions that come your way.

Watch How It Works

Master your Upcoming VITA Interview

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Real Physicians

Our reviewers are all physicians who have served on admissions committees and have conducted actual medical school interviews.

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Realistic Questions

Our VITA simulation includes a full-length test that replicates the real exam.

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Personal Attention

We give you personalized feedback on how to improve in real time, including assessments on what you say and how you say it.

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Best Results

100% of students who use our VITA traditional interview simulation and receive feedback feel well prepared, and we are confident that we will achieve the same results with VITA Prep as well.

The proof is in the numbers

Learn why thousands of students have trusted us for their interview preparation.

99%

feel they are ready for an interview after preparing with us

96%

acceptance rate for students who have three or more practice interviews with a Physician Advisor

500,000+

hours of mentoring by our Physician Advisors

Meet an Advisor

Dr. Katzen was an admissions committee member at George Washington University.

12+ years

12k students

500k advising hours

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Step 1

Sign Up Online

Enroll online and get full access to our VITA Prep material and simulator.

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Step 2

Review VITA Course

We've distilled everything you need to know to help you study for the VITA interview, including how to dress and prepare.

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Step 3

Simulated VITA exam

Experience a simulated VITA interview via an online platform that mimics the actual test, complete with questions and the ability to record your video answers.

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Step 4

Feedback Session

Your VITA results are important in the selection process. Our advising includes a 30-minute feedback session with a Physician Advisor who has served on a medical school admissions committee.

Meet Some of Our Team

Featured Advisor Profiles

Sahil Mehta MD, MedSchoolCoach Founder
Sahil Mehta MD Founder

Dr. Mehta is the founder of MedSchoolCoach and has guided thousands of successful medical school applicants. He is also a practicing physician in Boston where he specializes in vascular and interventional radiology.

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Ziggy Yoediono MD, MedSchoolCoach Master Advisor
Ziggy Yoediono MD Associate Director of Advising

Dr. Yoediono was a Duke University pre-major advisor, and an adcom member for Duke University School of Medicine, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program.

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Harvey Katzen MD, MedSchoolCoach
Harvey Katzen MD Associate Director of Advising

Dr. Katzen was an admissions committee member at George Washington University School of Medicine, as well as the president of Oncology-Hematology Associates in Maryland.

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Aubrey Jordan MD, MedSchoolCoach Master Advisor
Aubrey Demajh (Jordan) MD Master Advisor

Dr. Demajh (Jordan) served on the admissions committee at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Susan Choo MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Susan Choo MD Associate Director of Advising

Dr. Choo is a pediatrician with extensive experience with admissions and advising medical students.

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How We Are Different

We only hire Physician Advisors with admissions committee experience. The people conducting your actual interviews will be physicians, so those helping you prepare should be as well.

Anytime, Anyone

You have complete control over who conducts your session and when. Choose from many Physician Advisors with extended weekday and weekend hours.

Experience

We have served thousands of students and logged over 500,000 advising hours. No one has more experience with helping students than we do.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. We have created a simulation and mock exam that is similar to the HireViu platform, which AAMC uses for the VITA interview. The sample test is created by physicians with admissions committee experience.

It's doubtful that VITA will replace an actual interview (whether virtual or in-person) once COVID risks subside. More likely, VITA will become a screener to determine whether students move forward to the formal interview stage. Considering this, a strong performance is crucial.

It's best to prepare for VITA like you would an actual interview. You should have an idea of the questions that will be asked and how you would approach them.

Yes! Our Physician Advisors will review your video answers and then provide you with specific feedback on how you answered each question and how you can improve.

No. Our simulated interview can only be taken once, just like the real VITA interview.

Yes! All of our MedSchoolCoach Physician Advisors are physicians with admissions committee experience. That means the evaluation they provide will be similar to the one a medical school will use for your VITA interview.

The sample interview includes six questions, same as the actual VITA interview.

Yes, we'll provide you written feedback but we'll do even better than that. You'll have verbal feedback with your physician advisor as well where he or she will provide you one-on-one coaching.

Yes, you will receive a document with links to all your videos.

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Yes! Once you sign up for a feedback session, we will send you instructions on how to record it.

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VITA™ Prep

$349
  • Realistically replicated exam platform
  • Full-length VITA™ simulation exam with ability to record video answers
  • Written feedback on your answers and how to improve
  • 30 minutes live feedback session with a physician advisor
  • Everything you need to study for VITA™ in one place
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