"explain cultural humility and give an example"
"Whether I planned to leave Medicine once I had children"
"Tell us about yourself, your journey towards medicine, and why you are interested in IU?"
"Tell me about how you got onto the path of medicine? (Why medicine?)"
"What is a decision that you regret making and what would you do differently?"
"Why is a diverse healthcare system important and what diversity do you bring to IU?"
"Asked about one of my extracurriculars."
"Do you feel like you're part of a community?"
"Tell me about a time when a decision you made was criticized."
"Tell me about your journey here."
"Asked several questions about the various competencies and asked me to explain some of them (what I thought they meant, why they were important, give an example, etc.)."
"Briefly tell me why you want to be a doctor?"
"What have you been doing since you graduated last May?"
"What do you like to do in your free time?"
"Ethical Questions that that pertained to my file/ background"
"Tell me about a time when... you were witness to overt racism. How did you respond?"
"If you were to be accepted into all of the schools to which you applied, what would made you choose Indiana University School of Medicine?"
"(Had an illegal alcohol consumption ticket in undergrad)
So did you even have 1 more beer after the incident and before you turned 21?"
"Softball ethical questions."
"Tell me about a time when you had to assert yourself."
"I was asked specific questions about my personal statement."
"Tell me about your family and childhood."
"Asked about my project for my Master's degree"
"standard why medicine questions but since my interviewer had thoroughly reviewed my file he basically told me my answer -- which sounds weird but was actually really comforting."
"Where do you see yourself 20 years from now?"
"If you had a patient who had TB (then explained the disease) and refused treatment, how would you handle it?"
"Tell me about your childhood."
"What is something that you have learned just for the fun of it?"
"Tell me about a time you had to make a difficult choice"
"What do you know about IUSM? (followed by, what else can you tell me about the school) - have a few points about the school you are ready to discuss!"
"How have you contributed to your community with your volunteer work?"
"What does professionalism mean to you?"
"What about yourself will you contribute to this medical school?"
"which of the 9 core competencies do you need to work on (what is a weakness in general)?"
"where I went to high school, class rank, SAT/ACT scores"
"Tell me about the curriculum's competencies?"
"Nothing hard at all. They asked about my SAT and ACT scores."
"Tell me about yourself"
"highschool class rank/ SAT scores"
"Why Indiana and why medicine?"
"Have you always wanted to be a doctor?"
"Tell me about High School, groups you were involved in, SAT Score?!?!"
"What was your high school class rank?"
"What did you do in High School?"
"What was your high school rank, SAT score, GPA in high school?"
"What were your ACT and/or SAT scores?"
"What was your ACT score? (...really?)"
"What clinical experience would I tell my children about 10 years from now?"
"Talk about your social and volunteering activities the past couple of years."
"Tell me about your life up to this point."
"How do you define professionalism?"
"Something along the lines of: If you were out at a restaurant and saw a doctor with whom you have worked that was visibly drunk, would you say anything to him? Follow up: If you saw him at the hospital the next morning and he looked worse for the wear, what would you do?"
"why did you apply to IUSM?"
"What led you to MD?"
"Asked me about my research?"
"Why medicine, why IU? Play any instrument? Participate in any social work? Any student government association?"
"How would you increase diversity?"
"Is medicine a right or a privilege? "
"Are either of your parents in the health care field?"
"why IU beside the cheap cost (i'm in-state)?"
"Hmm asked the usual ethical, if you caught a friend cheating on an exam, what wld you do?"
"I'm a reapplicant, so they grilled me on how I had improved my application since last year."
"Elaborate on your AMCAS application."
"HS class rank/SAT score?"
"Why medicine? Why IU? Do you play any musical instrument? Tell us about your research in undergrad."
"Why was I interested in the school"
"tell me about high school activies..then college.. how you arrived to where you are now. wanted a chronological list of my schooling and employement"
"Where'd you go to high school, and how'd you do?"
"About high school SAT, class rank, size, activities."
"What is professionalism?"
"What are your ties to Indiana?"
"Questions about high school."
"Tell me about your family"
"How on earth did you find your way to medicine? "
"What do you think professionalism means?"
"Tell me about your parents"
"What high school did you go to?"
"Tell us about some of your high school activities."
"Tell me about highschool."
"If you could narrow your choice for medicine to one thing, what would it be?"
"What would make you choose IU over the other med schools that you have applied to?"
"What were your SAT scores/what extracurricular activities were you involved in during high school?"
"So, you're interested in medicine, and you're REALLY interested in business (so trying to sway me there...)...how do you plan on balancing both?"
"What would you do if you caught a fellow classmate cheating on an exam?"
"Why should we accept you?"
" The standard, why IU? why Indiana? etc"
"Why did I choose medicine?"
"why did you choose iu for undergrad and what did you do there?"
"Why did I choose IUSM"
"Tell us about highschool/class size/rank?"
"What did you do in high school? SAT, ACT, class rank & size. What have you done in college?"
"Describe some of your leadership experiences."
"would you consider D.O. school? (this came up in convo, it was not totally random)"
"talked about your clininical experiences"
"What would you do if you saw a member of your study group (a good friend) cheating during a test?"
"Why did you choose IU for undergrad?"
"What other schools did you apply to? Do you think you'll get into IU?"
"Tell me about yourself, research, clinical experience, etc?"
"What would you do if you saw another student cheating?"
"What did I think about the Amish school crisis being a PA resident? (Not specifically asked but talked about)"
"What would you do if you caught another person cheating?"
"high school class rank and SAT scores"
"What is professionalism"
"what's the most important characteristic a doctor should have?"
"Why IU and why Medicine?"
"You catch a student cheating in your med school class. what do you do?"
"Do you have any volunteer/service experiences?"
"where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"Tell me about your reasearch experiences."
"What was your class rank/GPA/SAT scores in high school?"
"Why medicine? What area of medicine are you most interested in right now?"
"How would you change the health care situation in New Orleans?"
"I was asked to explain a few of my activities from college."
"Name one of the nine competencies."
"What do you do to relax/in your time off?"
"I was asked about a B in my undergraduate anatomy class."
"Tell me about yourself. (I basically gave him a quick narrative about my entire life up to high school)"
"Do you plan on retaking the MCAT? Answer: No, because I do have an acceptance somewhere else (only took the MCAT once). Had that not been the case, my answer would definately be yes."
"Tell us about your High School?"
"Tell us about yourself"
"Talk about your abroad experience."
"High school experiences (SATs, involvement in clubs and sports)"
"Describe what you do for fun."
"Asked about SAT scores, class rankings, and about my high school experience."
"Is lifelong learning important? Why?"
"Tell me about highschool. About half of the interview was about highschool."
"Tell me about your background."
"What was your high school class rank/ GPA/ ACT score?"
"why do you want to be a doc?"
"Describe a time when things did not go your way/a time when you failed. "
"If your best friend were cheating in class and you saw him, would you turn him in if he wouldn't turn himself in?"
"What do you see when you see pictures of Katrina aftermath? (socioeconomic issue/race/etc)"
"What is professionalism? Tell us about an experience with a doctor that was professional / unprofessional."
"In choosing a medical school, what exactly are you looking for in that school?"
"Why Indiana School of Medicine?"
"Tell me about your high school. Why did you go to [undergrad school]?"
"Hypothetical: If you are getting ready to perform a surgery and you smell alcohol on the breath of the doctor next to you, what do you do?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"When did you know you wanted to be a physician?"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"What was your high school GPA and class rank?"
"Have you ever cheated?"
"What one quality do you have that would make you a good doctor that the other applicants do not have."
"State two of your greatest strenghts. Name something you feel is not as strong and you feel you can improve upon."
"What are your main extra curricular activities."
"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?"
"Tell me about the Goldwater Scholarship."
"Let's go over your flaws so I can sell you better to the admissions council. "
"Why do I want to be a doctor?"
"Tell me about the class you did worst in and what you learned from that."
"If you got into indiana, some other schools, what would you do?"
"What would I do if I found a classmate of mine cheating on a test?"
"Drunk cardiologist question from above."
"What would you do if someone you were working with in the ER was drunk?"
"Tell us the process of your decision to go into medicine."
"What was your high school rank? ACT/SAT scores?"
"What was high school like? Do you remember your class rank? What were your SAT scores?"
"You are a medical student, and you notice that someone besides you has pulled out a shhet of paper and copying from it.....what would you do?"
"SAT scores, wasn't asked class rank like I've heard people in the past have."
"Highschool GPA, ACT, and Class Rank"
"What high school did you attend? "
"Tell me about your high school expereinces--ACT, SAT, class rank"
"the highschool ranking, sat scores question. they ask this to everyone."
"You catch a fellow student cheating on an exam, what do you do?"
"High school GPA, ACT, Rank, did you play sports."
"Why [undergraduate institution]?"
"What was your HS class rank, SAT and ACT? What activities were you involved with in HS?"
"How do you think you're going to be able to manage medical school with two children? "
"Why do you want to be a doctor. "
"high school GPA and SAT scores."
"SAT scores/high school involvement seguewaying into what I do in college"
"What kind of activities were you involved in during high school? What was your HS GPA and ACT scores?"
"High School GPA and class rank"
"Why that school?"
"High school GPA and SAT scores, High school & college activities (namely community service.)"
"Positive and negative things about myself."
"high school gpa and sats"
"What was your highschool rank and SAT scores?"
"What was your most valuable volunteer experience?"
"High school rank and SAT/ACT scores. Standard, everyone gets this one."
"Describe an ethical situation you have been in and how you dealt with it."
"why doc? when was first experience you realized?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Why Indiana? [read: how come you're applying out of state?]"
"Why did you major in X?"
"Why get a MD degree and not a PhD (I am in grad school now)?"
"What was your H.S. ranking, SAT/ACT scores?"
"HS rank and ACT scores?"
"Highschool rank and SAT scores (what in the hell's this) It must be a required question because my interviewer seemed embarresed to ask me"
"highschool rank and SAT scores"
"the usual: why doctor"
"What did you do in high school (gpa, class rank, SAT)"
"What do you do for fun?"
"hs rank and sat scores"
"What were your high school activities and your SAT and MCAT scores? (look at my friggin application, sheesh)"
"Tell me about your high school statistics (class size, rank, AP classes, SAT scores, GPA, etc.)"
"Why do want to be a doctor?"
"What were your SAT scores, high school class standing, and HS GPA?"
"Where would you want to practice in the future?"
"Class rank in high school and SAT scores. "
"What was your class rank in high school and how many students were in your graduating class?"
"What was you high school ranking?"
"Where do you see yourself in ten or fifteen years?"
"What was your HS rank?"
"How would you handle the anthrax problem?"
"Do you enjoy reading? What where your favorite books?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"What music do you like to play (put violin activity on my AMCAS)"
"Discuss one of your most meaningful experiences."
"You're in your third year of med school in your surgical rotation and see the surgeon break the sterile field, what do you do?"
"Personal question about my application (the majority of the interview was relatively informal/conversational)"
"How are you able to see and have compassion and understanding for other cultures?"
"What is something that I don't know about you that would help me understand you more?"
"It was more like a conversation about my life and path to medicine"
"What do you do for fun when you have down time?"
"Name one time where your religion/spirituality came into question."
"None, they were all scripted. Interviewers had a printed list of questions to ask."
"IDK. None stick out."
"Would you ever cry with a patient?"
"What will you do if you don't get in this cycle? (they asked this as a segway into reminding me that they are one of the few schools that will give you concrete feedback on your application if you are not admitted)."
"Do you think you can make a prima facie case that a patient who isn't following medical advice doesn't "understand" it?"
"What do you think is the greatest challenge facing rural physicians today?"
"How would you create a clinical trial study on [...]?"
"Why are you interested in medicine?"
"None, this was by far the worst interview experience I have ever had. My interviewers did not understand the point of an interview. They spent the entire time 'grilling me' rather than getting to know me to see if I would be a good 'fit' for their school. Combative."
"What was something that you learned for fun."
"Ethical question about a husband leaving a wife due to her being diagnosed with epilepsy"
"What would you do if you were talking to a patient, and they thought they were telling you everything you needed to know as a doctor, but you felt they were holding something back? (Something like no matter what you said, they would not tell you any more information)"
"Explain a time where someone else made a racist remark and what I did to stop it. Seemed a little too specific, but luckily I had an example."
"What's the biggest problem with healthcare?"
"What will you do if you don't get accepted to med school this cycle? (What's your plan B?)"
"What do you think about the current changes in healthcare? (This was very open ended, but I feel it let me show that I was informed about current events in medicine.)"
"What do you do for fun?"
"Explain the problem and cause of patient non-compliance in health care."
"If you were a doctor with a female patient, whose religious beliefs do not permit the treatment that you recommend, what would you do?"
"What did you learn about the culture of the underserved populations that you served that will help you be a better physician?"
"Can you talk about a time when you have strugged or not reached a goal of your's?"
"I guess asking my SAT/ACT scores was interesting, good thing I knew it was coming and called my high school guidance department before the interview to look them up"
"The interviewer and I talked a lot about our musical experiences"
"They started by asking how close I was to my family. Weird way to start, but it does the job of relaxing you."
"Ethical Scenario: 2 patients on a liver transplant list, and only 1 liver available; what factors do you use to decide who gets the liver?"
"If you could present yourself to the admissions committee, what would you want them to know."
"high school ranking/test scores"
"When it comes to our competency-based curriculum, why do you think its good, bad or otherwise?"
"What would you do if you caught to students cheating on an exam..."
"Started with classical "what would you do if your classmate cheated?" But then he switched it up on me and asked what I would do in the professor's position if I caught one of my students cheating."
"What are you impressions on healthcare reform?"
"What are you doing with your year off?"
"Where do you get your news from? I didn't expect that one =D"
"The interview was more of a conversation than questions."
"Classic what would you do if you caught a student cheating... etc."
"An ethics question related to Michael Jackson."
"What is your single greatest strength that you can bring to our school?"
"We spoke for a while about the current state of health care and possible solutions. It was interesting to hear the opinion of a practicing doctor instead of a politician or news analyst."
"We talked at length about the technology issue, there are some very interesting possibilities to consider."
"nothing interesting. all pretty standard questions"
"the whole interview was pretty conversational."
"How I ended up at my college? (I'm an int'l student)"
"If I could change one thing about medicine, what would it be and why? (Assuming I had all the power, money, etc., to make it happen)"
"How would you promote diversity"
"If we want doctors to continue to learn because that is a competency, how do you make sure doctors actually continue their education?"
"Nothing too out of the ordinary."
"Nothing really, for the most part, the interview is low key"
"They wanted to know "the things I did" in college, which gave me a good opportunity to talk up every point I wanted to make."
"Nothing...just know your HS class rank and SAT. The interview was more of a "chat" then an interogation."
"If you caught a class mate cheating on an exam, what would you do?"
"None, all I was asked about was my activies, leadership, etc. "
"n/a. pretty standard questions"
"What is professionalism?"
"In regards to previous volunteer work, how would I respond to people who reacted negatively towards my volunteer work?"
"Tell me about your relationship with your family."
"Tell me about your family - I was not expecting this question!"
"Nothing that was exceptionally interesting, I was asked a lot of questions about the various activities I have done, many of which are pretty unique."
"If you discovered a gene which improved memory, and a couple came to you and requested that you implant this gene in their fetus, what would you do?"
"If you only had 5 minutes per patient, how would you deal with that?"
"What did you do in high school (it's not all that interesting of a question but I didn't know they cared that much what my class rank, GPA and SAT were!!!)"
"If prior to surgery, your patient denied being possibly HIV positive, and then during surgery you cut yourself, then found out a week later at lunch that your patient lied, tell me step by step what do you do when you find out. "
"In regards to pharmacists refusing to fill Plan B prescriptions, what are your thoughts on that issue?"
"In regards to the bridge collapse in Minnesota, how would you go about inspecting bridges around the nation and what would you do if they were deemed unsafe?"
"How did your parents meet?"
"They were pretty standard questions."
"Will you be upset if you are not first in your class in med school?
What do you think will be the hardest part of medical school?"
"Where did you go for your high school education"
"Tell me about your level of commitment in becoming a physician."
"All questions were pretty standard, nothing out of the ordinary. The interviewer just read them off a list."
"''I don't want to change this about you becuase you seem pretty relaxed right now, but how do you react in a stressful situation ?''"
"What would you do if you saw a friend cheating on an exam?"
"What extracurricular activities were you involved in during high school?"
''Bassoon!'' <not really a question, referring to my lapel pin> ''What's up with that?'' <no joke>"
"If the president gave you unlimited funds, how would you use them to improve healthcare in the United States?"
"Ideas surrounding compassion, empathy, etc."
" None were interesting questions. The person interviewing me was reading off the page."
"What was my SAT, ACT score, and my high school class rank"
"nothing out of the ordinary. i got the ''if you saw a doctor shooting up drugs'' question"
"Questions were pretty standard"
"What percentage of medical students admit to cheating at some time during their medical education(after they have graduated)? The answer was high, like 60%"
"Would you cry with a patient?"
"Where do you see yourself in 20 years? What kind of role in medical leadership do you anticipate?"
"What is the difference between a physician who cures patients and a mechanic who fixes cars? They are both providing service to people."
"Why did you pick San Diego as your first marathon?"
"There have been widely varying published reports on the death toll in Iraq. Why do you think this might be? If I put you in charge of finding out the real number, what would you do?"
"''are you sure you wanna do this?'' - im wondering if this is protocol or because im non-traditional? - it almost seemed insulting - i mean i obviously wouldn't have come this far if i was not sure!!!!!"
"If you got into all the medical school you applied to? What school would you go to?"
"asked about about a ticket I received while in college "
"What's Plan B (if you don't get into medical school)?"
"What kind of books do you like to read?"
"Two people start out at the same spot. One person walks 3 miles east and four miles north. The other person walks 4 miles west and 3 miles south. How far apart are they?"
"Do you not like things you're not good at doing?"
"How many schools have you applied to?"
"Where else did you apply, and why?"
"What did I think about the crisis at the Amish school? (Since I am a PA resident)"
"Tell me what you did in high school that made you stand out."
"to explain the research I have conducted"
"What would you do if you saw another student cheating? (That was the only prepared question I think I was asked, the rest just stemmed from my application and conversation). "
"Have you ever cheated?"
"What would you do if you saw a student cheating on a test?"
"I was asked a question regarding the rights of a fetus."
"If one of your residents wanted to get a tatoo of a huge cross on his neck, what would you say to him?"
"How do you blow off steam?"
"What I thought I would be doing in 15 years if I wasn't doing what I originally answered?"
"none, really, the interview was really just a real easy-going conversation"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Describe your 2 best qualities and 1 that you think you could improve upon."
"Why I did not continue certain activities from HS into college, and how I decided to follow new ones once in college."
"If you and another resident had differing ideas as to the plan of care for a patient, how would you resolve the discrepency?"
"How do you deal with death?"
"If there were a group of people rolling a boulder up a hill, where would I be?"
"Tell me about the circumstances that brought you to the United States"
"I was asked a lot of public health-related questions because I'm currently working on an MPH.
Would you recommend BCG vaccination for all infants? (I mentioned my interest in Infectious Disease)"
"If I thought it was possible through the integration of the 9 competencies to teach people how to be compassionate to patients."
"What have been the happiest and most depressing things that have occurred in your life?"
"I voiced an interest in pursuing a joint M.D./M.P.H. with a professional focus on public health and community-based prevention. My interviewer asked me the other schools I applied to, which included several bigger name private medical schools. She asked if I would go to a private school over a public school, given that my interests were in public health. I missed the boat with this question... I thought she was asking me whether I needed a private university for the sake of a prestigious name (which is not of concern to me), when she really wanted to impress upon me that it might be better to pursue a public health focus in a public institution (although I don't understand why that has to be the case)."
"Would I treat a patient if they were not able to pay for the services"
"If you saw a student cheating and you were the Dean of the MD department, what would you do?"
"Where did I see myself in 20 years?"
"IF I am about to perform a surgery with another doctor whose breath smelled of alcohol?"
"How do yout think we would teach someone these core competencies?"
"They had me discuss my experience with doctors when my mom was dying from cancer"
"Talk about your experience in Cairo. (my abroad experience)"
"Why IUMS and not somewhere else?"
"Can you discuss the competencies with us?"
"If a patient came in and demanded to be treated in a certain way that was not consistent with your chosen method, what would you do?"
"All questions were pretty much what you would expect..."
"What would you do if you knew one of your coworkers (a phlebotomist) was drawing blood directly from the patients' hearts?"
"What activities did you do during high school?"
"my transition to the U.S and difficulties"
"If you saw one of your colleagues whos your senior fudging Medicare forms, what would you do?
if you said you would confront him, he could tell you that you wouldn't be working for him anymore, what would you do?"
"Do you think study abroad programs should be required for medical school applicants?"
"How would you control the cost of health care?"
"If you were at Bush's right hand, how would you tell him to deal with Katrina effects?"
"I see that you have also studied biomedical engineering. Why do you want to be a doctor opposed to an engineer?"
"If you got into Medicine, what is one aspect of it you would want to change?"
"What would you do if you saw another doctor stealing morphine in the ER."
"As a doctor practicing international medicine you may find yourself working over 70hrs/week. How would you find time to balance family and professional life as well as keeping up to date with the latest innovations in medicine?"
"If your friend scrubbed in (surgeon) and smelled like alcohol, what would you do?"
"Where is Swaziland? Then the guy really quizzed me on my research, but it was in a nice way. Then, at the end, he asked: "Is it more important to be committed to your cause, or to have a cause to be committed to?""
"I was asked the mascot of my high school."
"If you and I were to in front of the admissions committee right now, how would you convince them to admit you into the medical school?"
"An 89 year old patient that you have told that they have three months to live and is under so much pain asks you to help them pass to alleviate the pain, what would you do?"
"I was interviewed by an anesthesiologist, and we had an interesting conversation about my family history of malignant hyperthermia."
"Questions about my volunteer experience in Honduras on a mission trip."
"He gave me a geometry problem."
"If you caught someone cheating on the board exams what would you do?"
"If you had to present yourself to the admissions committee instead of me, what would you say?"
"How do you think that the dinosaurs became extinct?"
"Do you know any other languages? How about musical background? the arts?"
"What would you do if you saw your best friend cheating?"
""At the admissions meeting, I will have 3 to 4 minutes to present you to the committee. If you were in my position, what would you say?""
"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?"
"In one of your letters, a reference stated that you have changed over the years. How do you think you have changed?"
"Why do you think Kenyans are not supporting President Kibaki? (the interviewer helped start the IU-Kenya project and knew I lived in Kenya for a while)"
"Do you think opera should be translated?"
"If I was working in the ER and the doctor to take over for me came in and I smelled some alcohol on him what would I do?"
"All of the questions that I was asked were standard: Why IU, why medicine, and specifics about my application. I was not asked any ethical or hypothetical questions, although students who interviewed the same day but with different committee members said they were asked some ethical questions (pregnant teenager who wants an abortion, an ER doctor is drunk, etc.)."
"Do you know any Swahili?"
"Pretty much standard."
"What my high school mascot was"
"Nothing really interesting asked, just typical questions."
"What is an ethical problem you have faced and how did you resolve it?"
"If you saw a collegue of yours lying on paperwork to treat an illegal immigrant in the ER what would you do?"
"Since I spent a month in Italy studying Italian, I was asked if I ever had a dream in Italain."
"An illegal immigrant comes to you and asks for treatment, he has no way to pay for it. Do you fudge the forms a little so he appears to be a legal immigrant and can receive care (paid for by the federal gov't)?"
"Tell me about high school. (This one was a weird one for me because I graduated from high school eight years ago, so it seemed kind of random to ask about it. Asked what my SAT scores were and what my class rank was.)"
"Where I went to high school, which was quite a while ago for me"
"Mostly ethical questions..... see below"
"None of the questions were very interesting. Mostly ethical questions concerning patient-doctor relationships were asked. "
"I wasn't asked many interesting questions at all. "
"What would you tell a friend who didn't serve a mission?"
"What was my high school rank- like I remember I just know that I wasn't first and I wasn't last"
"Why does clinical science (i.e. medicine) appeal to you as opposed to research (i.e. bench) science?"
"what do your parents think of you applying to medschool?"
"You are on duty in the Emergency Department when you evaluate a patient with acute appendicitis. The oncall surgeon arrives and after a while you notice they are drunk. What do you do?"
"None.....It was all the regular get to know you stuff"
"Pre-interview question: After the MD commented that he had Subway for lunch and was asked by the PhD if he had had an Atkins Wrap, the MD asked me what I thought about the Atkins Diet."
"I am and HIV/AIDS educator and in my school's state there is an abstinent education only policy so knowing this they asked my how we get around this fact and teach safe sex (which we do)? "
"Did you do better than your parents in college?"
"What do you think are the issues that will affect medicine in the next ten to fifteen years? It led to a interesting discussion of medical economics and tort reform."
"An incredulous--"You went to law school?""
"You know the whole euthanasia issue...what is your opinion on it?"
"Have you ever done Third World medical work? (This was followed up with the comment, "When you come here, you should go to Kenya with my group")"
"What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?"
"Ethical Question: You tell a family you believe their baby has Down's Syndrome and send off the appropriate genetic tests. Then, you discover that the baby also has a disorder where the esophagus is not correctly attached and the baby cannot eat. Surgery is necessary, but not urgent; however the baby will die if you never do surgery. Along with this disorder often come heart and lung defects as well. The parents are young and only want healthy children. They tell you not operate until the results of the genetic test are returned. If the test is postitve for Down's they do not want you to operate, and instead wish to let the baby die. "
"Is genetic engineering of plants ok? Why might this be ok and genetic engineering of humans not be ok?"
"Describe a moral or ethical dilemma you have encountered."
"In USA how can we fix the problem of providing medical care to those who are not insured? Should seniors receive prescription medicines at reduced cost or free?"
"an ethics question on abortion and being catholic"
"If you were in the ER doing a residency and were about to go off shift with a major trauma coming in, and your relief resident came in smelling of alcohol, what would you do?"
"What would you do to improve medicine in the next ten years? "
"Many new doctors tell me that narcotics are overprescribed for pain relief. What do you think?
He is a rheumatologist who treats a lot of arthritis patients in mucho pain."
"Describe an ethical situation you have been in and how you dealt with it."
"with the rising hispanic population in indianapolis, is it the doctor's responsibility to know spanish or the immigrants to learn english. (this is an increasing health issue in indianapolis)"
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"Nothing interesting was asked. None of the questions was thought-provoking. All were pretty standard questions."
"What would you like me to know about you that is not in your file."
"What is your high school rank and SAT scores?"
"What do you know about Apoptosis, did you hear the recent news on it?"
"If I would be interested in joining the Gary pistol team (I was
commenting on how well my undergrad institution'
s pistol team was doing. My other interviewer literally almost
fell out of his chair laughing,
which is a great indication of how nice and laid back
my interviewers were.)"
"where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"what high school did you go to?...I'm from NJ, so there's nooo way that they would have ever heard of my school! :)
"it was very conversational, nothign to worry aobut at all"
"What can we do to convince you to come to IU?"
"What is the one thing about medicine that you would change?"
"Nothing interesting or out of the ordinary"
"Nothing especially interesting. The questions were mostly about my experiences and achievements. Nothing about ethics or world affairs......phew"
"What is your support system?"
"If you had an 87 y/o patient that had a terminal illness and was in a severe amount of pain, and she asked you to help her die quicker, what would you do?"
"They were all pretty general. He asked me about my high school experiences, whether I like college (and why)."
"Tell me about things that you have done that are non-medically related and what do you like to do for fun. This is an open-ended question which allowed me to direct the topic of the interview. After this point I began rambling about my passions and then I had the chance to tie it to medicine. The interviewers really seemed interested in getting to know me and their attentiveness was very much appreciated."
"How would you handle the India/Pakistan situation?"
"What were my activities in highschool?"
"As a physician, how would you handle the anthrax situation?"
"what were you sat scores and high school gpa?"