"Tell me about yourself and why you want to be a physician."
"A lot of questions about clinical experience"
"How do you lead others?"
"Where have you encountered diversity in your experiences?"
"Why George Washington?"
"Why GW? Why Medicine?"
"Tell me about a time you failed in your personal life."
"Why do you want to go to school in DC?"
"What is the source of your desire to go into a career in service of others?"
"How will you pay for medical school?"
"If I asked your friends to use three words to describe you, what would those three words be?"
"Time you failed and what you learned from it?"
"What is one quality you have that will help you as a physician?"
"Tell me about yourself. (close file interview so be prepared for this question! it's usually the first thing they ask)"
"Why do you want to be a doctor"
"Tell me about your journey to medicine including any mentors you've had"
"what hobbies do you have"
"Though this was a closed-file interview, the professor asked for my GPA and MCAT scores, which I found offensive."
"What are three of your strong points that will contribute to your work as a doctor?"
"Tell me about a time that you failed."
"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
"Who are you"
"What is your biggest weakness?"
"How did you get to this point?"
"Why are you interested in medicine?"
"What qualities will make you a good physician?"
"Something you would like to improve about yourself"
"How did you get here? (i.e. decide on medicine)"
"Tell me about yourself and why you want to be a doctor"
"What leadership experiences do you have?"
"Describe a time you failed or were disappointed. How did you deal with that? "
"What is one thing you'd like to improve about yourself, and why?"
"Describe your research."
"Tell me about a time when you learned something the hard way"
"How did you get here?"
"what accomplishment are you most proud of?"
"Why medicine? Why attracts you to GW?"
"how do you think you have changed in a year away from undergrad"
"What has been the hardest decision you had to make?"
"How do we fix the current healthcare crisis?"
"Who are you?"
"What are 3 strenghts and 3 weaknesses?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"What would make you not attend our school?"
"Why GW? Why medicine? How do you handle conflict? Do you study more by yourself or in a group?"
"Why GW? Why medicine? What area of medicine do you want to go into?"
"So tell me about yourself"
"With so many people around you telling you healthcare has ''changed'' why do you still want to go into medicine?"
"Why MD? Why GW?"
"When you filled out your AMCAS, why did you select GW?"
"describe your undergrad"
"Talk about a time when you failed."
"Role of Physicians in Society."
"all typical questions."
"The ususal stuff..."
"Why do you see GW as a part of your continuing education?"
"What do you think is one of the most serious problems facing health care today?"
"What is an example of a time you failed?"
"Describe one strength and one weakness."
"Tell me about yourself. One of the hardest because I had so much to tell and so little time. I should have practice interviewed a little more with friends and family instead of gunning it."
"Tell me about yourself. One of the hardest because I had so much to tell."
"What character trait do you think will serve you well as a physician? Which will hinder you?"
"I don't know anything about you except for your name. Tell me a little bit about yourself and who you are."
"Tell me something about yourself."
"Student: Tell me about yourself, interests and hobbies, what would I do if I could not become a physician or enter medicine? (all very conversational)"
"Where are you from? Why GW? Why DC? What do you do for fun? Tell me about your volunteer experience. Tell me about your research. Would you continue doing research? "
"Tell me about yourself? Why have you chosen medicine as a career?"
"What support systems do you have in place?"
"Tell me about volunteer experience."
"If you couldn't be a doctor, what would u be?"
"where are you from?"
"How did you grow up?"
"Tell me about a time you failed. What did you learn from it?"
"Why do you think that you would be a good doctor?"
"Coming from the Midwest, why do you want to attend GW?"
"How would you fix the health care system?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? Typical day in your practice? Role of physicians in society? "
"What do you like about GW?"
"Why do you want to go to GW?"
"When you've experienced failure, what happened and what did you learn from it?"
"Describe a time you failed and what you learned from it. "
"What did you do this summer?"
"Why medicine instead of social work?"
"Tell me about your service and leadership activities."
"What characteristics do you have that will make you a good doctor?"
"What leadership experience have you had while in college?"
"What kind of obstacles do you think you'll have to face while in med school? What will you do if you don't become a doctor? "
"describe a time you failed and what did you learn from it"
"Why Medical School?"
"Where do you see yourself 10/15 yrs from now?"
"How do you perceive physicians? What kind of people do you think go into medicine?"
"Tell me about yourself. Why GW? Why medicine?"
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"Why Medicine? Why GW? Why D.C.?"
"If I came to your house and looked on your bookshelf, what kind of books would I see?"
"My favorite question - What will you do if you don't get accepted into med school. This question makes me angry because I've already been accepted and even though I told them that, they still wanted me to answer the question."
"How do you handle stress?"
"what are your hobbies?"
"What's been the greatest challenge you've faced in your life?"
"How many schools did you apply to?"
"How do you respond to a family that blames you when a family member (your patient) dies?"
"What personal strengths do you bring to medicine?"
"all personal questions, about my life, my experiences.."
"What are your strengths? Weaknesses?"
"What is your greatest failure and what did you learn from it."
"Tell me about yourself..."
"What was a defining moment in your life? One from which you feel shaped your personality?"
"The one above with the alcohol abusing colleague."
"Any questions for the interviewer? (Make sure you have at least 2-3 questions for your interviewers)"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"What would you do if a colleague was obese and smoked a lot?"
"What you do for fun?"
"Where is GW on your list (1st choice, last choice, etc)?"
"Tell me a little about yourself"
"Tell me about yourself. Hobbies? Why medicine?"
"Why do you want to practice medicine?"
"Describe any leadership experiences you have held."
"Why do you want to come to school here at GW?"
"questions about the grad program I am in"
"What is your personal definition of what a doctor is?"
"why do you want to go into medicine?
what are some of your strengths/weaknesses?"
"What are the positive aspects of medicine"
"What sorts of volunteer work have you done?"
"What is your greatest strength?"
"Why medicine? Why GWU?"
"Why medicine? Why GW?
What do you think about the current health care system?"
"What about yourself do you think you can improve on?
"Why medicine? When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?"
"Name a time when you failed"
"What would you do if you do not get accepted into medical school?"
"What exactly do you plan to do in health policy?"
"Most people apply to at least 15 schools, why did you apply to GW? Why are you interested in medicine?"
"What will you do if you are not accepted into medical school?
"When did you start school? 1999. What are you doing right now? I am finishing up my last semester. Why in the world would it take you five years to complete a four year degree? Because I started majoring in computer science."
"What community service have you done?/Have you done any research?"
"What would you like the admissions committee to know about you?"
"they seemed to be asking to fill out a form, and both interviewers seemed to ask the same questions...1) what would you do if you were not accepted into medical scchool 20 why medicine 3) why GW "
"greatest strength/greatest weakness right after one another"
"What would you do if you weren't accepted into medical school? (I went with it and answered the question, even though I've been accepted elsewhere.)"
"what specialty would you choose and why?"
"talked about clinical experiences - why I stopped and why I want to be a doctor"
"what is your best asset?"
"Where are you planning to go to residency and practice?"
"What are your strenths? Weaknesses?"
"tell me about your clinical experience?"
"What do I do on my spare time."
"What motivates you to become a doctor?"
"What brought you to decide on medicine?"
"tell me about yourself/why medicine"
"Like I said, no real questions- just the basics tell me about yourself, why did you choose your major, strengths and weaknesses etc. "
"Describe what you do in your job."
"Why do you want to be a physician?"
"Tell me about yourself. (since it's closed, this was kind of hard to answer)"
"Tell me about your self"
"Why medicine? Why not stay in public health or teaching?"
"could you describe yourself to me?"
"What would you do if you were really stressed out?"
"what makes a good doctor?"
"What had led you to medicine?"
"Tell me about your family."
"So, tell me about yourself."
"wish I could say something specific--why medicine? why GW? tell me about yourself."
"What do you think of GW so far? (faculty)"
"Why GWU? "
"So how was the difficulty level of the classes b/w the community college and the 4 year school you attended?"
"Why medicine? Why GW?"
"Why do you want to go into medicine? Standard interview stuff, but no hard questions!"
"Tell me about yourself"
"Why Medicine and GW?"
"if there were no medicine in the world what would you want to become?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"where did you get your shoes"
"Why MD as oppose to RN or PA?"
"Why do you want to become a doctor?"
"Tell me about yourself type of interview"
"What do you like to do?"
"What do you do for fun?"
"what are you looking for in a medical education?"
"Tell me about yourself What you do for fun?"
"it was a very get to know you type thing... What are your interests, why GW, what do you do for fun, tell me something about you"
"what experiences led you to want to become a doctor"
"What are you looking for in a med school?"
"It was kind of a "Tell me about yourself," interview."
"Why medicine now when not so traditional a student? (Mid 30's)"
"How do you de-stress and make time for yourself"
"Do you know what kind of medicine you're interested in?"
"What attracts you to study medicine in DC?"
"What do you do to decompress throughout school?"
"Which class did you take, not required for your major, did you enjoy the most and why?"
"If the interview ended now, what would have been sad we didn't talk about?"
"What can you bring that is unique to GWU?"
"What is your favorite team activity?"
"What do you think makes a good leader?"
"What is your opinion on the US and Canadian health care systems? Which is better and why?"
"How do you maintain personal wellness?"
"What interactions have you had with cultures outside your own?"
"What do you think is more stressful, being a resident or a physician in practice?"
"My student interviewer asked if I had applied to any other schools, and if GW was my top choice. Neither of these are generally permissible questions."
"What role do you think a physician should play in a community?"
"Tell me about a time you failed in your personal life."
"If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be and why?"
"What is one thing you want to tell me not on your application?"
"What do you see the role of physicians in society as?"
"What is your favorite food?"
"What traits you have that you will need to be a doctor"
"It was very conversational and flowed more than questions and answers"
"What do you think will be the hardest thing about medical school?"
"Why do you want to become a physician instead of becoming a nurse? (Related to past work as a nursing assistant)."
"How would you pay your tuition?"
"Tell me something about yourself that many people don't know and you didn't include in your application."
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"Tell me about a time you've failed. What are some of your leadership experiences? Tell me about your path to medicine. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What do you see as your biggest challenge as a physician?"
"describe what a perfect day in your life woud be like"
"Tell me something in your life you are most proud of?"
"If you had an epiphany and decided that you wouldn't or couldn't be a doctor, what would you do?"
"What is the most interesting thing about you?"
"what questions do you have for me?"
"In your opinion, what are the 2 most significant achievements in medical history?"
"What book are you reading right now?"
"What do you think is the biggest problem w/ health care system?"
"What does "health" mean to you?"
"They were all pretty standard"
"There were two separate interviews, one with a student and one with a faculty member. "
"Describe one of the stories of the refugees you worked with that most impacted you. "
"Do you think doctors should be allowed to influence the policies and law-makers?"
"All of the questions they asked were really general interview questions, both interviews were really more like conversations than anything else"
"What is the role of a physician in society?"
"If medicine did not exist, what would you be doing?"
"I didn't think any of the questions were particularly interesting. They were standardized questions from a sheet that the interviewer (who is most often NOT on the admissions committee) reads off of and fills in."
"medicine is very difficult and extremely long, are you sure this is what you want to do?"
"One specifically about a medical mission I went on."
"What would your friends say is one of you weaknesses?"
"describe a time you failed"
"Tell me about a failure and what you have learned from it."
"How many HIV patients do you interact with on a regular basis? (I was interviewed by a pathologist and we discussed the prevalence of HIV/AIDS patients in DC.)"
"Why do you believe that GW is a perfect match for you?"
"Are your parents doctors?"
"Nothing too interesting. It was very conversational, just have to be sure to make all of your positive points make clear."
"How are you different/how have you matured since you started undergrad?"
"Compare yourself to who you were when you started college. What are the differences?"
"Compare yourself today to who you were when you entered college: what are the differences?"
"How I felt about the level of memorization medical school will require. (I wasn't a bio major)"
"Nothing out of the ordinary."
"They asked standard questions."
"What is the physician's role in society?"
"What would you do if you did not become a doctor?"
"Do you think you're going to go into clinical practice or research after med school?"
"Give an example of a time that you've failed and what you learned from it. "
"tell me about yourself. :) They don't ask many interesting questions. "
"They didn't really ask me any questions, except, "why medicine?" (by faculty), and "tell me about yourself" (by student). "
"Have you ever considered becoming a lawyer or going into business?"
"How have you matured since you started undergrad?"
"What my dad does in his free time. I mentioned he's a doctor so maybe he wanted to see if I've witnessed doctors who have lives outside of medicine..."
"In what aspect of medical school do you have an advantage over your classmates?"
"How much do you think physicians should be involved in healthcare reform? "
"Discuss a health policy issue pertaining to one of the areas you've lived in. (This was due to my personal interest in health policy.)"
"I was asked about an international volunteer experience I had"
"What are your thoughts on mandatory health insurance?"
"what do you do in your spare time?"
"Describe your biggest accomplishment? Describe your biggest failure? "
"What would you bring to our school if accepted?"
"Not anything out of the ordinary."
"What is your biggest weakness?"
"None, they were all prettys standard."
"What is the role of physicians in society?"
"What do you do to relax?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"You seem very committed to global medicine. Have you had the opportunity to experience any type of medical trip to another country?"
"So who have you read in your Literature and Medicine class? "
"What is your favorite medically related tv show?"
"What would you change about yourself?"
"Nothing too uncommon. Mostly just trying to get to know who I was and why I might make a good student."
"Suppose, for some reason I do not get into medical school, what would I do?"
"Why I wanted to be a doctor"
"The student interview actually extended our interview so that he could really get at the heart of my motivation for being a doc. Intense, but great, interview. "
"If you could have dinner with anyone tonight, dead or alive, who would it be and why?"
"If I were to bring your best friend into the room and send you out, what will she say about you?"
"Nothing particularly...standards slew: tell about self, what you do for fun, problem with US healthcare system, details about my various pursuits."
"Did you see the movie Stomp the Yard?"
"What do you think the underserved community will be like in the future?"
"How have your leadership experiences prepared you for being a physician?"
"What sort of support systems do you have in place."
"Where else are you interviewing?"
"Tell me about yourself? What recent movie have you like, why?"
"If I were to listen to your mp3 player now, what music would I hear?"
"why geore washington?"
"What medical tv drama do you watch, why?"
"How did you grow up? (i love talking about my family)"
"What is the last novel you read."
"After we already covered why I wanted to be a doctor and that I was a phil major, the student interviewer asked for the source of my motivation"
"How do you think a doctor contributes to his or her community?"
"How are you unique from every other student applying here?"
"Nothing really. Totally standard questions."
"What other things do you do for fun? "
"After seeing the limitations to medicine that you have [in South Africa], what makes you still want to go into medicine?"
"Nothing out of the typical questions they ask, describe yourself, volunteer experiences, why you want to be a doc, etc."
"How should other countries react to the North Korea nuclear weapon situation?"
"How will you handle coming to DC from a small town?"
"What would you like for me to tell the admissions committee?"
"What is your definition of diversity?"
"Do you turn to others when you need help?"
"If you could have any three wishes come true, which would they be?"
"why medicine and not social work? "
"How will you use your public health background in your medical practice?1"
"What characteristics do you have that will help your interpersonal interactions with patients?"
"What is your biggest faliure?"
"If you don't get into medical school, what would you do?"
"what do you like to know about GW?"
"Do you watch Days of Our Lives? I was definately caught off gaurd by this question bc I did not understand how this related to anything but in a round about way it kind of did."
"Why medicine instead of social work"
"If I got ten of your closest friends together what are the things they would say drove them crazy about you?
Translated: what are your character flaws, or as I like to think of it, my character strengths presented as flaws when they are actually strengths ;)"
"What qualities do you have that will make becoming a doctor difficult?"
"They were all very standard. Just prepare for the most commonly reported questions from GW that are posted on SDN and you will do great!"
"None-they were all pretty standard."
"If you could be a pediatrician or a pathologist, which would you pick and why?"
"All were pretty standard."
"how would you incorporate your backrgound in religion with medicine?"
"If you could have dinner with two historical figures who would they be and why"
"What was your most challenging experience."
"Where do you see yourself 10/15 yrs from now?"
"What qualities make you a good candidate for the program?"
"None - all of the questions were pretty straightforward."
"If you were to lose your arms or legs, which would you choose and why?"
"None--one interview was a conversation, the other was by-the-book (Tell me about yourself; Why medicine; Strengths; What you would fix about health care; Volunteer work...)"
"Tell me about where you grew up."
"Nothing really interesting"
"How will you deal with time constraints of having a family and being an MD."
"Questions were very straightforward and the same as ones previously posted on the feedback website."
"You strike me as a very non-arrogant person but if you could allow yourself to be arrogant for a minute, tell me something you're good at."
"Asked about what inspires me to write music."
"Nothing too interesting -- just a general conversation about my background and my motivations for becoming a physician"
"What has been your biggest failure?"
"What do you want me to know that is not evident on your application?"
"where do you see yourself in 20 years?"
"What would your friends say is the most annoying thing about you? What about you really bugs them? "
"What achievement in life are you most proud of?"
"what traits do you have that would make you a good doctor?"
"What would you say is your biggest fault?"
"What do my parents think about me applying for medical school?"
"What do you think makes a good Dr."
"Typical questions but the conversation was interesting - philosophical topics not necessarily related to medicine."
"Tell me about someone you don't know who influenced your view of the world."
"Nothing struck me as interesting or off the wall--it was just getting to know YOU as a person so they can present you to the admissions board. Typical personal questions apply."
"what was your favorite class? "
"If you had the choice of loosing either both arms or both legs which would you choose and why?"
"What career would you choose if not medicine? (I know, not very interesting, but the whole interview was very straightforward)"
"All the questions were pretty basic. I spent a fair amount of time with the faculty interviewer going over my research."
"Tell me about you greatest failure and what you learned."
"Asked some in-depth questions of a non-science research I completed as an undergrad.... nothing invasive, more out of curiosity."
"What was a defining moment in your life? One from which you feel shaped your personality?"
"Can you cook? (We were in the subject of talking about Korean dishes.)"
"What makes you unique?"
"Is Albert Einstien in heaven or hell?"
"Basically, they wanted to know why I wanted to come to GW and tried to sell me on their school"
"What would you do if you could not be a doctor?"
"Do you think there are any problems facing healthcare today?"
"So listen up. First interview with med student. Casual. know why you want to go there. Second interview with a Doctor also laid back. Has set questions. One falure and what you learned, weakness and how your trying to better yourself, volunteering stuff, i mean standard stuff."
"Describe a situation where you failed and how you overcame this."
"nothing really, just the basic stuff."
"What is the hardest thing you had to do and what did you learn from it?"
"I see you're from a small town--could you handle living in the city?"
"Questions were exactly what I expected for a closed-file interview - "Why you?", "Why us?", "Why medicine?""
"Tell me how your interest in medicine developed."
"What do you do for fun"
"Describe your daily schedule in 15 years."
"very basic questions because all they have is your name"
"What is the definition of a doctor? (My interviewer was the dean of public health...btw, the answer he liked best was a teacher, he didn't seem to fond of 'healer'...)"
"nothing terribly interesting. the questions were really standard, and the most interesting parts were when the interviewer and i digressed into normal conversation outside of the "set list" of questions."
"What are your top choices?"
"Nothing really interesting."
"None really. I was mostly asked why I wanted to be a physician, etc."
"none. it was a regurgitation of my application."
"Describe a time when you failed, what you learned from it, and how you handled that failure (or something along those lines)."
"Nothing was really interesting or out tof the ordinary. Very easy going interviews."
"How woul you respond to a group situation when you recognize that a student in the group is resevred and shy and not contributing greatly?"
"Nothing out of the ordinary"
"Do you think that leaders are followers as well?"
"tell me about a time when you failed"
"Do you think poor people should get to go to the most expensive restaurant in town? No? Then why do you think poor people should have access to the best doctors?"
"If I gave you a million dollars, what would you do with it?"
"What I would do with $10 million"
"Ask me a question."
"No questions were really asked, accept the standard, the interviewr and I went off on a tangent.. very quickly"
"What exactly do you plan to do in health policy?"
"What characteristics do you posess that will make you a good physician? What do you think that you as a person will get out of medicine?"
"What are your motivations for going into medicne?"
"Why in the world would it take you five years to complete a four year degree?"
"Since the interview was blind, there really were no interesting questions."
"What did I like to do for fun?"
"what is the role of the doctor in the community"
"spend about 15 minutes telling me about yourself"
"All questions were fairly standard."
"What is your definition of success? (by the student interviewer)"
"How did you choose your undergraduate school?"
"There were no interesting questions, only general questions"
"What do you think is the biggest problem in medicine? What do you think is the role of a doctor in society? What are the downfalls of being a physician?"
"why not engineering?"
"Standard get to know you questions, what is the biggest challenge facing medicine etc."
"We talked a lot about what I thought about my research - which actually isn't very extensive at all."
"I wasn't asked any interesting questions."
"What is the best/worst thing that I as an interviewer could do to/ask you? "
"None were interesting. The interview was boring."
"What do you think the physician's role is in society?"
"How did you pick your schools? why do you want to come here?"
"What general area of medicine do you see yourself being best suited to? (a personality question- do I like to go in, fix things and get the job done or do I prefer to establish longer term relationships...)
"all the usual ones"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Do you think homosexuality is on the rise?"
"What is your best attribute? What is your greatest weakness?"
"All of the questions were standard. Nothing different. "
"No interesting questions were asked."
"What are your views on the AARP vs Senator Kennedy issue? (Medicare Prescription Drug Bill) b/c I mentioned serving an elderly population"
"There weren't any particularly interesting questions asked. The interviewers basically just wanted to get to know you. The student interviewer asked me: What do you see as the biggest non-medical problem in the world today? He also asked me what the biggest problem in healthcare was in the United States. However, most of the questions were just to get to know me and to get a feel of my personality. Both my interviews lasted over the 25 minute time allotment. That was good because I didn't run out of things to say, and both interviewers seemed to really love talking to me. They found my personality very interesting. "
"Who will provide the emotional support you are going to need in medical school? I thought that one was a little odd."
"nothing really...all standard questions."
"Who are your heros or role models?"
"If you could go to school anywhere where would you go? Why? "
"pretty standard stuff"
"Have you been in a situation that was an ethical dilemma?"
"none, all standard questions"
"What is the responsibility of a physician?"
"Nothing out of the ordinary asked. One interview is conducted with a student and one with a faculty member. "
"What would you do if there was no field of medicine, what profession would you pursue?"
"What do you do outside of class?"
"who would you consider to be your role model?"
"What is the biggest non-medically related problem in the world today?"
"Why did you choose to switch from social work to medicine?"
"no questions i hadn't prepared for"
"You know you will give up everything...social life, family life, friends...for medicine, are you willing/ready to do this?"
"if i knew who the baby was in a virginia woolf story"
"Nothing out of the ordinary asked. On the other hand, my faculty interviewer did have a lot of his own interesting experiences to share, which was cool."
"None really interesting since it was closed file."
"current events question"
"nothing specific, just a get to know you, super low stress conversation"
"Why I chose my major"
"What hobbies do you hope to continue to pursue during medical school "
"What do you think is the best part of being the doctor? The worst?"
"Since it was close-file, nothing too out of the ordinary. No ethics questions."
"So what about boys? I mean do you date? This question didn't seem too kosher but I answered it anyway and it led to a pretty interesting discussion of the arranged marriage system stereotypes."
"What do you think are possible barriers to communication between patients and physicians?"
"Why George Washington? What are you looking for in a medical school?"
"If I could have a conversation with 3 individuals from the past who would they be and what would we talk about?"
"I wasn't really asked any questions, we just chatted."
"Nothing really. Pretty generic. It was totally conversational. Where are all the stress interviews I've been reading about?!"
"What was your greatest achievement in college? High school?"
"Inteviews were very conversational...all the questions came from the subject material of our conversation."
"all very standard question"
"What can you tell me that would convince me to admit you to my medical school? (by a graduate/physician) What do you do to relieve stress? (by MS2 student)"
"no questions that went beyond why medicine, and what i think of the health care system"
"What do you do for fun?"
"What does GW and DC have to offer for your medical education?"
"What do you think the hardest part of medical school will be for you?"
"None, all basic stuff"
"How would you approach the healthcare crisis?"
"What do you think the hardest thing about medical school?"
"where did I get my shoes"
"Nothing - it was closed file so I basically guided the entire interview"
"Nothing too different."
"Pretty typical questions for someone trying to get to know a person...where are you from, why do you want to go to GW"
"If a patient was definately going to die in the next 5 days, how do you treat him/her and what do you tell him/her?"
"faculty: can you cook? do you know my grandson's girlfriend? can you guess how many years i've been doing interviews? do you have a boyfriend? student: what specialty do you think i should go into?"
"Describe your ideal of a doctor's visit. Describe the reality of a doctor's visit. Why are these two scenarios different?"
"Why did yuo leave your former country?"
"What separates you from the other people who are interviewing today?"
"My first interview was with the Dean of Admissions, but was still very laid back and friendly. Her questions were very general and straight forward with no surprises. My second interview, which was also very relaxed, was with a second-year and she asked a lot about my experiences and interests outside of medicine, then asked, "If you met a stranger and had to tell them one thing about yourself, what would it be?""
"Will you be continiuing you extra-curiculars at Medical school?"
"Get me really excited about your hobbies."
"What role does spirituality play in your life?"
"What is the best movie you have seen in the last six weeks?"
"how will you cope with friends and family members who feel neglected while you are busy with work in med school. "
"why are the number of medical school applicants dropping?"
"Who is the president of Ukraine? (I'm originally from Ukraine)"
"Nothing really. "
"why do you think you will be a good doctor "
"tell me about your research (i.e. the questions were not all that interesting)"
"What are you doing next summer? (by the student interviewer, of course :) )"
"Nothing really, the interview was mostly a conversation asking about my activities, and since I was interested, his work as a pediatric oncologist."
"How do you feel about the events of 9-11? Would you be comfortable in coming to DC? What are you view points on bioterrorism and the role of physicians?"
"What is the single most overlooked failure in the current healthcare system."
"Where do you see yourself in 15 yers? (nothing very interesting)"
"The interviews were get to know you questions, Why medicine, why GWU etc"