How did the interview impress you?
What was the stress level of the interview?
0 = low, 10 = high
How you think you did?
0 = low, 10 = high
Select Questions & Recent Responses
"Maybe standardize the student tours a bit more. My tour was only 20-30 minutes long, whereas the other tour group got a full 50 minutes and I'm sure they saw a bit more."
"I think having an open interview format could help put everyone at ease...my interviewer even said she wishes the format had not changed and seemed reluctant to ask me questions because she didn’t like them. It was hard to build a rapport or have a real conversation when we were jumping around based on the interview sheet"
"One admissions officer emailed me back addressing me with a completely wrong name (though same first letter) after we had already been emailing back and forth. Felt impersonal, but I understand they're dealing with a lot of people and emails. I also strongly urge the admissions to tell the Case students who are eating lunch with interviewees to be professional and not to curse. It left me with a bad impression of the school and I did not feel inspired by one of the students because of how much she talked, completely overspeaking the other Case student at the table."
"I had a small cohort and we all got along great and got food and drinks together after the interview, I would say keeping the interview cohorts smaller helps with camaraderie and creating a relaxed atmosphere with reduce competitiveness among the applicants"
"Don't keep students waiting so long to find out results! Their admissions Facebook page said decisions would come out after the first of the year (after the AdCom had met in mid December), but I didn't find out until half way through January. So nerve wracking!"
"None! Dean and Director of admissions are awesome."
"None, they were great!"
"None - they are just great"
"Breakfast was limited, I'm glad I ate at my hotel first! Lunch was great though"
"The entire process appeared to be very relaxed. While I was happy with how I answered the questions, I was left wondering whether the admissions committee weighed these interviews heavily (as opposed to just a means to weed out the insane applicants)."
"It was a bit annoying that when the interviewees came back to the office from the first round of interviews the first year students came in and ate all the food and drank all the coffee that was left out for us. Pretty tacky."
"More options for breakfast."
"They could have started later on in the day. Out of the other 5 interviews I have had, none started at 8 am (instead at 10 or 11 am), giving us more than enough time to get a good nights sleep in unfamiliar beds."
"great job making people feel welcome. Perhaps include a tour of the anatomy lab?"
"Keep doing what you're doing."
"More prominent signage outside on where to go--admissions office was a little difficult to find."
"There were way too many presentations of basically the same material. The curriculum, which really"
"Nothing. Very friendly and helpful"
"None. Everyone's friendly and did a great job of arranging everything for us."
"Keep up the good work! You are, in my opinion, the friendliest, most efficient office in the country"
"Have more senior students conduct tours and forum -- the first-years don't have enough experience ye"
"They were extremely fast at getting back to me. They were one of the last schools I submitted second"
"The iApply page updates does not seem to correspond to the email updates."
"Keep on keepin' on."
"Nothing really! Everyone was so enthusiastic and loved what they are doing. The lady at the desk eve"
"Nothing really. Very very great admissions office staff!!"
"Um, anything I put a 0 for, I just didn't get to see it/experience it, so I can't judge it.
"I can only hope that all of my interviews are done by a staff this friendly, efficient, and relaxed."
"Consummate professionals. The AO really made life easier for us interviewees."
"Keep up the good work. I got my response in exactly 3 weeks and updates are posted/emailed right awa"
"too much down time
students with morning interviews do not have a chance to sit in classes"
"i think you should talk to the students about what not to do in class. me and others applicants saw"
"What is the most important quality of a physician?"
"How would your friends and family describe you?"
"Why did you choose to attend [my undergraduate institution]? Why do you want to become a physician? If I asked your friend to describe you, how would they describe you?"
"What’s one thing on your application you think you could have done better?"
"What is something that surprised you about medicine?"
"What is one misconception you think some people have about you?"
"How did you find out about Case?"
"How do you work in group settings?"
"What would you tell a nervous person on a plane to help calm them down?"
"How would you work in a group environment?"
"Tell me about XYZ activities on your application"
"What do you like to do in your free time?"
"They asked about my research, and how I liked my research experience."
"Why would you go to X school? (undergrad Ivy college) I really don''t like it."
"Why medicine? Why Case?"
"How do you work in teams? (related to Case's IQ curriculum)"
"Tell me more about your research."
"Tell me a time when you received criticism."
"What were the "good" characteristics of the physicians you shadowed?"
"Just general questions about me, my background, experiences, etc. Know everything on your application and be ready to discuss subjects related to your experiences (e.g. working with others, ethics, etc.) Be ready with examples of different types of situations you've been in"
"Why do you want to stay in Cleveland? (I am from here. It kind-of caught me off-guard but I was able to come up with an answer.)"
"What was your biggest challenge in college? Tell me about a time when you worked with small groups in an academic setting. (This was my student interviewer. These were the two hardest questions he asked, after that we just had a conversation)"
"Why do you want to practice medicine?"
"The only real question was "Why case," and the rest was mostly conversation."
"Tell me about yourself. (It seems like interviews always start with this one, so I was pleased to have worked out a solid answer during my mock, which also helped me to feel comfortable and to keep in mind the points about myself that I wanted to highlight)"
"Why did you choose to forego pursuing an engineering career with your degree in favor of medicine?"
"Do you have any role models?"
"What's one thing you see as a negative aspect to this school or to the area of Cleveland (I've lived in Cle for 4 years now, going to undergrad at CWRU)?"
"What makes you think you're ready to commit to medicine?"
"Faculty: Basic stuff about my experiences. Why medicine? What are you looking for in a medical school? Do you really think early clinical experiences make better doctors?
Note: This was supposed to be an open file interview, but my interviewer either hadn't read my file or was pretending (s)he hadn't. Very hard to read reactions, asked me some questions that I felt were just testing me."
"From the faculty interview: Why Case? Who have been some of your favorite professors in _________ [your area of academic concentration]?"
"Why Case/Why Medicine?"
"What do you do to relax/relieve stress?"
""This compound your research in college had to do with--what form is it administered in?""
"All the questions from the faculty member were specifically about my file and application. "
"asked about several courses on my app. the interviewer showed up late grabbed my file from the admin committee read it really briefly and then discusses some of my activities and so forth. pretty standard low pressure."
"What do you do for fun?"
"What are you most proud of?"
"What are you looking for in a medical school?"
"How can I prove to the Committee on Admissions that you're serious about a career in medicine? "
"What would you do, as a 4th year student, if a fellow 4th year came in and you smelled alcohol on your breath?"
"Faculty: What do you want to talk about? Student: Tell me about yourself."
"Tell me about your family/yourself."
"the student asked me more : why medicine, what do you do for fun etc."
"Faculty: What do you want to talk about?
Student: Where are you from?"
"There was a faculty interviewer and a student interviewer.
Have you ever been outside the country?"
"everything they asked was mostly tailored to own application."
"Just really general questions, everything from my app and essays.
KNOW THOSE WELL."
"Looks like you did some teaching. Why switch to medicine?"
"Open file for first interview with faculty, closed file for student interview. The questions were generally pretty conversational and nothing too intense. I think they really did just want to get to know you as a person/future physician, with one minor caveat: just because it's conversational, doesn't mean you should stop selling yourself. In fact, I would ensure that you work extra hard to sell yourself. Personally, I find that with interviewers that are super-nice, I have a tendency to assume, oh hey, we're all buddies and since we finished on such a happy note, I'm sure the interview went well. Make sure you leave that interview showing them *exactly* why you think you'd be a great fit at Case, and keep repeating that over and over, no matter how many laughs/giggles you guys share."
"Tell me about your motivation"
"Tell me about your family...."
"If you couldn't be in medicine, what else would you do?"
"what is professionalism?"
"Tell me about Evangel University (my undegrad instituion)"
"What do you think about about Case's curriculum? "
"What do you think the hardest thing in med school will be?"
"generic ''why'' questions e.g. why case? why medicine?"
"Why medicine, why Case, why Cleveland. "
"Why do your friends like you?"
"A ''how do you deal with academic stress'' type of question"
"How did your childhood influence you in medicine?"
"tell me about an experience"
"Tell me about this experience on your AMCAS."
"What are the traits you are looking for in a thesis advisor?"
"what else do you want to know about case"
"What schools did you apply to and why?"
"What made you pick the schools you applied to?"
"Have you had clinical experience where you witnessed human suffering/anguish?"
"why Case, why medicine?"
"Tell me about X research project."
"What can you tell me about your research?"
"Why did you pick your undergrad?"
"I have it on paper, but why don't you tell me your life story from college until now."
"If you found out that your roommate was using drugs, what would you do?"
"(paraphrasing) How do you plan to balance research and patient care in your career?"
"If there were no careers in medicine available, what would you do?"
"What's wrong with US health care?"
"Say you just had to tell on of your patients that she has three months left to leave. As you are walking out of the room a group of people claiming to be her family ask you about her, what do you do?"
"What's your biggest failure?"
"Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your research."
"My student interviewier asked about my undergrad experience and what I was involved in."
"Tell me about this experience..."
"what's [your undergrad institution] like?"
"Describe how you chose medicine?"
"Specific question about research?"
"what's your impression of our new curriculum?"
"What do you think are some of the biggest problems in medicine today and how can they be resolved?"
"Is there anything not on the application that I should know about you?"
"Have you done research?"
"Tell me about your jobs."
"Do you know what cyclic AMP is? (of course I did)"
"Questions were standard."
"Do you have any brothers"
"With your engineering background, how will you adapt your studying habits when entering medical school? What difficulties do you envision having as a medical student (personal or educational)?"
"I took a look at your grades. What happened there?"
"What is the most recent book you have read?"
"Tell me what you would like to get across during this interview so that we make sure to get to those points."
"Are you interested in global health?"
"What do you think about the MD thesis requirement? (I guess this scares a lot of people off, but it's really not bad. You get four months to work on it exclusively, and all they want is to make sure you understand how to go about the research process. Everyone should do something like this anyway, required or not.)"
"Why would anyone want to be friends with you?"
"What brings you to Case?"
"Why would anyone be your friend?"
"Why medicine, why case, etc."
"what do you collect anything?"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"Tell me a little more about your research."
"How do you think you would manage the cold weather, being that you are from the South?"
"How will you fit in with the new curriculum?"
"How would you react if you failed your first exam in med school?"
"What is the relationship between medicine and science?"
"Tell me about your research"
"Why is there such a discrepancy between your MCAT and undergrad GPA?"
"Assuming your sitting down in April with a list of schools you were accepted to how would you rank them specifically?"
"Explain the trend of your transcript? It seems like two different students went to school under the same name."
"Tell me an ethical decision you had to make."
"Why do you want to be a doctor? "
"So tell me about your university."
"Do you have any siblings?"
"Why do you want to become a doctor?"
"Why Case? Is this the only school you applied to that is not on the east or west coast?"
"What would you do if you didn't go into anything medically related?"
"What makes someone want to be your friend?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"There is a HPV vaccine...should we vaccinate all girls? When should we vaccinate them?"
"Research oriented questions in detail. But if you know your stuff even on a basic level, you could answer these types of questions easily. "
"Do you have any siblings?
"all off of my AMCAS and my Case essays - a few questions about my reasearch etc."
"Why didn't you have _________ submit a letter of recommendation?"
"What is the main thing you want to convey when your file is presented to the committee? (asked at the end of the interview)"
"Tell me about your research."
"Are you going to vote tomorrow?"
"When is a time you had to choose between two outcomes that were both negative and what did you do?"
"Why medicine? see interesting question? tell me about your background....family.....tell me about yourself?"
"What type of research would you like to do, & have you considered a dual-degree program?"
"where do you see yourself in 15 yesrs?"
"What's the very first thing you want to let me know?"
"Tell me about your family and growing up in XX"
"We look for diverse students, what makes you different than everybody else?"
"Why do you want to go into medicine?"
"Tell me about yourself. (The entire interview consisted of expanding on things that I mentioned along the way.)"
"Tell me about your study abroad. "
"Why Case Western?
Tell me about your family, what do they do?
What questions do you have for me?
No tough questions (according to my fellow interviewees, also)"
"Why did you choose CASE??"
"Why do you want to attend Case?"
"Tell me about your sisters/brothers"
"A) I've never heard of your major - explain it to me
B) What would you say is your biggest challenege?"
"Tell me your story, pretend that I have not already read your application"
"Why did you move to Cleveland?"
"What can you offer the incoming freshman class?"
"Describe problems with the healthcare system and how you would fix them."
"Most questions were regarding the specifics of my AMCAS application"
"What have you been doing in the time you took off from school?"
"How did you choose your undergrad college?"
"Do you have any questions?"
"Summarize your story. . ."
"What lead you to medicine?"
"Is there anything you want to ask me? (This was one of the first things he asked)"
"Why would someone want to be your friend?"
"Why did you transfer from [an ivy league] College to a [less reputable] school?"
"What specifically interests you about our program? "
"Do you have any brothers or sisters? Tell me about them."
"What is your relationship with your siblings like?"
"What attracted you to Case?"
"why didn't you take the mcat again?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"Tell me about your mother"
"What do you do with AmeriCorps?"
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"Why Case? "
"Your grades are much better your junior and senior year as opposed to your freshman and sophomore year. Is there a reason for this?"
"Tell me about your research. Do you have any publications?"
"Tell me about your family"
"How did you decide to major in economics?"
"Why did you write about IQ tests in your supplementary essay?"
"When did you decide you wanted to be a doctor."
"Do you have any brother's or sisters?"
"Tell me about your family."
"Why Case Western?"
"I was not really asked any specific questions, we just talked."
"What does your younger brother study at school?"
"What are two of your favorite classes that you've taken?"
"I see that you are a co-author on a paper. Walk me through the process of how you go about putting together a paper. Where do you begin? What sections do you write first? etc."
"What is something that surprised you about the field of medicine?"
"How would others feel your empathy?"
"Where do you see medicine heading in the future?"
"What is cultural competency to you?"
"Student interviewer asked a probing philosophical question about my senior thesis on mechanistic determinism in the philosophy of science."
"Unique--the joke question."
"You are sitting next to a nervous passenger on an airplane. What do you say to them to console them?"
"What do you think of the Affordable Care Act?"
"None too unusual"
"The interviewer asked me if I could "teach her something." I had to come up with something creative on the spot!"
"Teach me something."
"Not really that interesting, but I'll post it anyways: "It seems like you are close with your family, so how would you deal with being away from home?""
"if a family member wanted to receive a nonwestern medical treatment (homeopathy, herbal medicine), how would you handle that/what would you do?"
"What is your novel about? (I said I liked writing and am working on a novel. I was so excited to get asked this because I love talking about it and it helped me relax.)"
"How do you feel that some fools in washington might make physicians lives more difficult by saying you are only allowed to treat this under condition x, y, z, and taking control away from you to use your best judgement, often putting you in the position to treat in a way you do not agree"
"Who is your inspiration?"
"What is one misconception about you?"
"How did you handle teaching a class with 150 students? (Interviewer was also a PhD lecturer who deals with large classes)"
"Do you like classical music? This led to a 20 min conversation about sexism in the orchestra auditioning process"
"What are your life goals?"
"If you could do your undergrad years over again, what would you do?"
"none really, mostly conversational"
"What's the most important thing you learned in your clinical/shadowing experiences?"
"How did you like the other schools you've interviewed with?"
"Student interviewer asked what is your favorite medical TV show? That was fun."
"Nothing out of the ordinary"
"Why didn't you pursue pharm or dental school?"
"What would your best friend say about you? Example, xxxx is a great person but -----?"
"What do you do to unwind?"
"do you believe in moral absolutes? (wasn't randomly thrown out there, we had been discussing a theology course I had taken)"
"Asked about the governor situation in Illinois."
"They were all interesting for the most part."
"Nothing, really. Both interviews were conversational and friendly."
"If you were facilitating an IQ group discussion how would you encourage different personality types to participate equally?"
"They just asked me a lot about my research. "
"Examples of Community service?"
"What do you think about the Olympics scandal with the Chinese gymnists? Should their medals be taken away?"
"Faculty: What's a common misconception people have about you?"
"What are two personality traits that are important in being a doctor."
"He asked me why medicine in a very interesting manner."
"All pretty basic."
"Who are you most proud of?
Just didn't see this coming, kinda threw me for a minor loop."
"How would your teachers describe you if they were here?"
"again, these were just conversations. nothing major here."
"How do you know this is what you want to do?"
"There are a field of doctors who are so evidence based and others who believe miracles can happen. How would you reconcile those two parties?"
"What would you if one of your friends in medical school starting using drugs?"
"Describe how you would resolve a conflict with someone you didn't agree with."
"How do you define professionalism?"
"all the questions were generic."
"What kinds of things worked and didn't work in making you successful in those environments? [follows the question, what small-group experiences do you have? to which I answered lots of stuff about software management and musical groups]"
"What do you think about the report that said that birth defects in China increased by 40% in the last 5 years?"
"Nothing really stood out, very basic questions."
"everything was pretty typical, but I did have an interesting conversation"
"What do you think makes a good doctor? "
"Would you prefer to be a grad student in a the lab of a big shot or a relative nobody? Why?"
"No real questions were asked"
"Name the top 3 problems in our health care systems."
"If you could change something about yourself what would you change?"
"What aspect of attending Case would be hardest for you?"
"what has been your biggest regret?"
"Nothing that interesting or out-of-the ordinary came up. "
"What were your impressions of the medical students when you were in the hospital? (I know, not really helpful to anyone who didn't have cancer)"
"How are you going to be able to stick to your focus on patient care while you're in medical school?"
"Nothing very interesting..."
"What classes are you taking now?"
"Where would I place myself on the scale of being primarily focused on research or primarily focused on clinical work and why?"
"If science did not exist at all, what would you choose as your profession?"
"nothing really interesting per se, just good conversation."
"I was essentially only asked one big interview-type question, about how I planned to balance research and patient care in my future career. "
"Why do you think The Odyssey still appeals to readers? (I wrote an essay about it)"
"Why medicine. Why case"
"You are from Arizona, why did you apply to a school in the Midwest?"
"Do you think you might be the kind of person who'd participate in Doc Opera? (that's their student variety show of sorts) "
"What do you think of the mind-body connection? (We were talking about alternative medicine)."
"How would you address working with someone in a small group who wasn't doing their share of the work?"
"What do you think about Wal-mart selling prescription drugs for $4?"
"give me an example of altruism in which you were the donor"
"The two interviews were both incredibly relaxed. All the faculty interviewer did was read over my AMCAS app and ask if I wanted to update any of the info."
"What has been you greatest achievement to date?
"How would your friends describe you? Nothing really too out of the ordinary was asked..."
"Assuming that you are working as a physician, what would you do when you see a fellow physician making bad judgement (violating ethics standards, etc.)?"
"If you failed your first exam as a medical student, what would you do?"
"What does your family (brother, sister, not parents) think of you going to med school?"
"[Faculty interviewer] What do you hope to achieve by going abroad (for your research thesis)? [I'm interested in global health, health policy, and perhaps epidemiology/infectious diseases - upon answering, he helpfully referred me to a couple researchers in infectious diseases that travel frequently to Africa for their work, saying "
"Do you have an interest in radiology?"
"Most difficult experience."
"From your background, what do you think most influenced your decision to become a physician?"
"What do you think of America's healthcare system?"
"How will the admissions committee know you won't regress back to your former habits ( i had a run of glory-defying grades as an undergrad)"
"What are your views on how the government is handling the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, and health care in the United States? (All in one question.!..AAHH!)"
"Why didn't you pursue psychology as a career if you earned a certificte in that field?"
"What would you do if one of your fellow students fell into trouble with drugs?"
"From my student interview: "If you could have one super power, what would it be?" "
"Do you think that Case's curriculum and emphasis on independence fits you?"
"It's been said that laws, without morals, are nothing. What do you think?"
"What was your favorite non-science course during college?"
"If I could change one thing about a volunteer program I participate in, what would that be?"
"Having been an elite athlete, what was it like to transition to working in a weight loss surgery clinic?"
"Why would anyone be your friend?"
"Where do you see yourself in 20 years?"
"Nothing beyond the basic: why medicine, why case, describe your extracurriculars. We ended up talking about interesting topics but I wasn't asked anything out of the ordinary or hard."
"Tell me about yourself- how you got to where you re right now. "
"Do you collect anything?
What are your weaknesses and strengths?
"Why does your family suggest persuing a career in business instead of medicine? "
"If you could choose a question to ask yourself what would it be?"
"Was there an ethical issue you encountered in your shadowing experience?"
"Only asked a few questions, none interesting."
"How has your experience in the arts accompanied your medical/science exposure?"
"Most interestingly, I was NOT asked why I wanted to be doctor or why I wanted to go to Case."
"What is the most pressing problem facing American medicine today?"
"Give me a summary of how you ended up sitting here - from birth to now.
"What should be done about the rising costs of prescription drugs?"
"What would you do if someone in your group refused to do their homework? (from the student)"
"Since I applied MSTP, 80% of the questions were about my research. I had one ethical question about what to do if a critically ill woman's family comes and what you're supposed to do.
"What do you think about alternative and complimentary medicine?"
"What do you think about the obesity epidemic in America?"
"What is the most exciting aspect of doing research to you during medical school?"
"My favorite question was what is my biggest problem with healthcare, and how would I fix it"
"What three reasons should I give to the committee to accept you into our program?"
"Tell me about an ethical decision you have made"
"Very conversational - no direct questions"
"Honestly, I didn't get many questions, mainly clarification on my ECs. So I did a lot of describing some of my experiences in promoting tolerance and diversity."
"nothing out of the ordinary- the big ones- why case? why medicine?"
"every family has a central theme that they work around. for my family it was swimming. we went to swim meets on weekends, took swimming vacations, etc. what was the central theme of your family. "
"No part of the experience was interesting."
"If you were not going to be a doctor what would you do?"
"Why do people want to be your friend?"
"Why did choose your undergraduate institution?"
"Nothing. My interviewer asked me the Big-3 and nothing more."
"How do you calm a patient who thinks that the medicine you're giving him is a poison?"
"What was the most negative learning experience you've had?"
"The governor of Kentucky, who is a physician, recently signed the death penalty for an obviously guilty man. Some are asking him to resign his medical license, what do you think about that?"
"Tell me about your volunteering"
"There is a HPV vaccine...should we vaccinate all girls? When should we vaccinate them?"
"Mainly questions about my research. The person interviewing me had a strong past and wanted to gauge my knowledge level of my work. "
"Why are you taking a Japanese course? (I am Japanese)
"Nothing much beyond my AMCAS"
"He gave me a broad spectrum of types of physicians, ranging from pure researchers, to clinicians, to grant writers, to professors, and asked me where I see myself on the spectrum."
"Nothing out of the ordinary."
"What would you do if you were on rounds and an attending yelled at you for a mistake in front of all your peers?"
"What have you learned in your Classical Mythology class?"
"Ethical questions regarding my research - ah stem cells..."
"If I was going to vote, one day before election in a swing state everyone was talking about the election"
"When is a time you had to choose between two outcomes that were both negative and what did you do?"
"You are interested in primary/rural care and we have a research thesis requirement ... how do you think this research experience is going to help you as a rural/primary care physician ...All other questions were related to what I wrote in my application.. "
"None really -- everything was very open-ended & based on the materials that I'd turned in. It was more like a conversation."
"Don't remember; much more of a conversation. The interviewer had been a child actor and I had acted before deciding to go to med school. So, we chatted about that."
"What do you think is responsible for the increase in the number of patients with mental illness and how would you change things to stop this trend?"
"Have you seen the musical Rent?"
"We had a nice conversation. It was not rote question and answer so it is hard to pick out one question. It was not a real interesting conversation so...."
"What qualities gained from your post-college experiences will help you be a better doctor?"
"Tell me about your family. What are your parents like. "
"hmm. none really"
"None, it was a purely conversational talk that ran the gamut from obesity in the US and health disparities to high school sports."
"My faculty interviewer was a PhD faculty member who spent most of two hours trying to convince me that I should apply for an MD-PhD. "
"how do you think nationalized health care would work better in the united states? (this wasn't the most difficult just because, luckily, i had read up on it a bit beforehand)"
"About my track and field experiences. He compared it to his own years ago."
"I mentioned my grandmother in my AMCAS, and the interview asked me how she impacted my life."
"nothing interesting. very conversational"
"No difficult questions really. Just why I moved to Cleveland (I moved recently from DC)."
"What can you offer the incoming freshman class?"
"how has your work experience prepared you for medical school?"
"What are the biggest problems facing health care and what can we do to address them?"
"What was my least favorite class I've taken?"
"Questions about my secondary essay."
"very standard questions"
"What do you think about the war in Iraq?"
"During this interview, the old doctor I interviewed with did most of the talking. I could barely get a word in edgewise! He was really nice and all, but I couldn't figure out if I needed to interrupt him and plug myself or just let him go on."
"Are you a dog or a cat person?"
"Just a conversation - no real questions asked. "
"Have you ever had a problem person in a small group you've worked in?"
"Is Kung Fu offensive or defensive? (I wrote about it in my secondary essay.)"
"I think I had the same interviewer as a previous poster and got the "What do you think about Bush's actions in regards to Iraq." I was also asked about the Palestinian/Israeli conflict and the CA recall election."
"I dunno. It was all stuff related to my AMCAS application."
"What don't you like about yourself?"
"Explain to me what relationships you see between the different world religions (I love religion and the humanities)."
"Explain your most exciting research project to an intelligent non-scientist in exactly ten words. "
"Interview was conversational, very few specific questions were asked."
"Nothing really jumped out as interesting, it was pretty much standard background stuff."
"Why don't we get more applicants from your school?"
"how DO you make jambalaya?"
"My interviewer quoted both my AMCAS and my Case Western essays and asked me about my writing style (I was an English major)."
"Tell me about the trip you took recently?"
"What other schools have you applied to (he seemed to be questioning my motivation behind applying to the school)?"
"A question about an experience I had while doing undergraduate research."
"What Kind of doctor do you want to be"
"Where do you see yourself 15 years down the line?"
"What is the most difficult thing that you have had to overcome in your life and what did you learn from it?"
"How would I inform a terminally ill cancer patient that they don't have long to live."
"How would you tell a patient that they have been diagnosed as terminally ill?"
"What were your intentions of entering a masters program?"
"Didn't really get asked many questions, basically just chatted"
"He basically just asked me questions about my backgound and application."
"The AAMC requires that the Dean's letter specify which tier you rank in your class? What do you think of that in light of our Pass/Fail grading system."
"Not applicable. See interview summary."
"Have you thought about what life will be like as a physician?"
"It was open file, so the interviewer asked me to comment on and elaborate on specific experiences I had and listed."
"My interview was conversational- so there were no really tough or interesting questions. I'm wondering if I had the same interviewer as another person who posted feedback recently- a PhD in pediatric research- she was so warm and easy to talk to! We talked a lot about challenges I will face as a physician, and she wanted to know my stance on the growing childhood obesity crisis- it led to a really interesting discussion."
"Why do your friends like you?"
"What is the best part of your job? (I'm an RA)"
"No really intresting questions"
"He didn't really ask me questions, it was mostly conversational."
"How far can you hit a wedge?"
"What is a quality to hold that will make you a great doctor?"
"Why medicine? Why Case? Cleveland?"
"Nothing really stood out, just pretty generic. They focus a lot on what you plan to do OUTSIDE of medical school, ie, what will you bring to the community."
"I was asked about my research was about. They seemed interested in my research and my experience in the Navy."
View All Questions & Responses
Read what each person had to say about their experience with this school.
Browse Individual Responses