Allied Health Faculty Presentations

Magnum PI: Maximizing Your Admissions Personal Interviews

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Event Date



Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Forum


Washington, DC


To transform the student experience, start by selecting the right students for your institution. The personal interview can be a great tool to aid in the selection process for your program but only if conducted with intentionality, trained individuals, proper safeguards, and the right questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the pros and cons (including biases) associated with various personal interview formats
  • Critically evaluate your own program's admissions interview process for biases and opportunities for transformation
  • Develop structured interview questions that target specific values critical for health care providers and that align with your program/institution
  • Explore alternative methods to help screen for and select quality candidates throughout the admissions process