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I couldn't find any detailed visa interview experience on this forum.
So here is mine, hope this helps you all.
I got my B1/2 Visa today for an elective.

Documents which I had prepared
1. First of all Invitation letter from the university is needed.
2. Also if you are student take a letter from your medical school stating that you are still a student and will be required to return to the college to pursue your degree.
3. Your CV along with it clip your mark sheet.
4. Financial Statement from CA.
5. Your parents sponsorship letter for your trip
6. Photocopy of all the financial assets.
7. Your parents Income Tax Return for the last three years.
Keep your all documents arranged in an orderly manner so that you don't fumble around in front of the counselor.

My interview was scheduled at 9.15 a.m.
We are allowed to enter the embassy only 45 minutes before scheduled time so don't be too early it will kill your energy. After all my security checkup and biometrics I was taken to waiting room. After waiting for about an hour my turn came questions asked from me were as following :
Why are you going to US?
Where are you going in US? (means which hospital)
Which school you are studying in?
How did you to come to know about the place where you applied for?
What's your current status? (student or employed)
Will you be paid by the hospital for your elective?
Who is gonna pay for your trip?
What do your parents do?
What are your future plans after the elective?
Have you been to us before?

You need to look confident and act confident. Tell everything truthfully as the counselor are sharp enough to notice your lies.
Always be neutral in the statement you make and your answer should be crisp.
No confusing answers.
The process is very swift and its the only blunder which you make will hamper your visa chances.
May be I am missing some thing but will write as soon as I remember.

In case you have any doubts you may ask me here.
 

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Which country?

Thank you for posting your experience.
Please tell us in which country you applied because Visa processing varies from country to country.
 

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And Yes always show your readiness to show the counselor the proof of all the things you are saying even if he/she is not asking about it.

Like if she asks who is gonna pay for your trip and your answer is parents then tell her that you also have a sponsorship letter from your parents and she/he can see it.

Always have proof of the assets that shows that you gonna return to your home country after your purpose is done.
 

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what are your future plans?

What are we supposed to say when they ask about our future career plans? Should we be truthful and say that we are we are aiming for a residency in the U.S? Or should we give a neutral answers of keeping the options open, or gaining clinical experience from the U.S which can be implemented in our home country?
 

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What are we supposed to say when they ask about our future career plans? Should we be truthful and say that we are we are aiming for a residency in the U.S? Or should we give a neutral answers of keeping the options open, or gaining clinical experience from the U.S which can be implemented in our home country?
Don't tell them anything that makes them think you are not going back to your home country and that you want to stay in USA.
Just tell them, that you want to gain US Clinical Experience and then you want to go back to serve your country :p
 

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What are we supposed to say when they ask about our future career plans? Should we be truthful and say that we are we are aiming for a residency in the U.S? Or should we give a neutral answers of keeping the options open, or gaining clinical experience from the U.S which can be implemented in our home country?
Yes Dulbee is very right.To be very frank you should be neutral in your statements.This is so because the officer makes note of each and every thing you say at the interview so if you go for a interview the next time(J1 or H1) he will be knowing what you said at the previous interview.

so its better to be on a safer side.

In my case the irony is that my visa was granted at the interview but i am still awaiting for my visa stamped passport from vfs.So after interview once your visa gets accepted do tell your interviewer to expedite your visa process.
 

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So finally i received my passport after all the delay.

Its 10 year multiple entry :)
Congratulations!! 10 year multiple entry is super! I wanted to know, what happens if once we get our visa our passport expires? For eg. I plan to apply for B1 visa this august. My passport is scheduled to expire in 2014. If I get a 10 year visa before that, will it be considered even with the renewed passport?
 

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Congratulations!! 10 year multiple entry is super! I wanted to know, what happens if once we get our visa our passport expires? For eg. I plan to apply for B1 visa this august. My passport is scheduled to expire in 2014. If I get a 10 year visa before that, will it be considered even with the renewed passport?
Thanx Dear.
You don't need to worry about that.Your visa is valid on your newly issued passport too. On applying for new passport you are required to submit your old passport at the Passport office. Your newly issued passport is stapled to the new one and all your visa on the old passport are valid on the renewed passport.

In fact my passport too is expiring in 2014.
 

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Hi Usmle2011.
I just gave step1 and waiting for results. I want to apply for visa with family, (both of my parents are doctors). We intend to go for visitor visa together.
But most of my colleagues advice me to go for MPH program and apply for student visa to minimize the rejection chances. Most of my colleagues were refused visa wen they stated they want to go to give step 2 CS even wen they showed they had paid the fees and also cleared step 1 and CK. Please help me out here or else i think i would have to drop the idea of Us residency.:toosad:
 

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Hi Usmle2011.
I just gave step1 and waiting for results. I want to apply for visa with family, (both of my parents are doctors). We intend to go for visitor visa together.
But most of my colleagues advice me to go for MPH program and apply for student visa to minimize the rejection chances. Most of my colleagues were refused visa wen they stated they want to go to give step 2 CS even wen they showed they had paid the fees and also cleared step 1 and CK. Please help me out here or else i think i would have to drop the idea of Us residency.:toosad:
You dont have to be so worried friend.You just convince the officer that you and your family are just going for tourism to US.Dont tell them about your cs or steps,when you get the visa ,you can take both the exams as well as any any observership through the same visitor visa.
The officer usually rejects the visa for cs if you havent given the ck or any of the steps, but i was lucky in that case.
Going for MPH is a good option but you will get a student visa first and then again you have to apply for visitors stating why didnt you make up MPH. So be well prepared on that part of the question.
 
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