"Tell me about the master's program that you did. Do you feel as though you're prepared for medical school?"
"Can you teach kindness?"
"What makes you so special?"
"what area of medicine could you see yourself in and why?"
"What can you bring to Meharry?"
"Who are you?"
"Why do you want to attend Meharry?"
"Tell me about yourself that is not on your application?"
"What is Meharry's history?"
"Discuss a current global or national health issue."
"what qualities should a physician have?"
"What have I done since I completed my undergraduate years? (been out of school for 3 years)"
"So what happened with your MCAT?"
"What specific diseases/illnesses concern you the most?"
"Why do you want to go to Meharry?"
"How did you become interested in Meharry?"
"If you had an infinite amount of money, what problem would you work to fix?"
"Since you are interested in ObGyn, do you think you will be able to handle the rigors of surgery? "
"What will you do if you have trouble in medical school?"
"Can you give me a summary of yourself?"
"What is Meharry's Mission?"
"How do you feel about being a minority among minorities? "
"whats ur gpa/mcat?"
"What is our mission statement"
"How does your life's mission correlate with Meharry's mission? What will be your life in 10-15 years?
"Tell me about yourself"
"Why is your science GPA low? "
"Why medicine? What sets you apart from the other candidates? "
"specific to app."
"(all the questions you can get from other people's posts on SDN)"
"Why did you apply to Meharry?"
"How does your degree relate to medicine"
"What do you know about Meharry?"
"Mostly personal questions concerning my applications"
"Questions regarding current issues in health care."
"What do you do to relieve stress?"
"How do you manage time?"
"What is the greatest problem in medicine today?"
"I see that you went to __________. Tell me about your time there."
"Explian to me the paths you have taken in your life that proves you are dedicated to becoming a physician. "
"Why medicine and why Meharry?"
"Tell me about a challenge you over came."
"Tell me about yourself.
What are your weaknesses? Strengths?"
"What was your favorite class in college? "
"Why medical school?"
"What is our mission?"
"What is it about Meharry that you like?"
"what would you contribute to meharry"
"How do you feel being so far away from your family when you go to medical school?"
"What do you life to do to relieve stress?"
"Why want to be MD"
"Why Meharry? (Know Meharry's mission -- to help the underserved)"
"Do you know the mission of Meharry?"
"Tell me a bit about yourself"
"Why do you want to come to Meharry?"
"How do you feel about HMO's?"
"What three words would your friends use to describe you. How would you descirbe yourself? Would you use those same descriptions? If not, which ones would you use?"
"have you had physics 1,2, calc 1,2, biochemistry, organic 1,2,? which did you like best?"
"What is the difference between an enzyme and a protein?"
"The questions were very canned...one interviewed went down the list, and literally filled in the answers as I spoke...at some points I even slowed down so it could record my response accurately."
"Were you happy with your MCAT?"
"tell me a little about yourself. (It is a blind application, so the interviewer konws nothing about you)"
"Why do you want to be a physician?"
"How can you relate with Meharry's mission?
"WHAT ARE MY MCAT SCORES?"
"What is your major?"
"why do you want to work with the underserved...what experience do you have. "
"How will I add to the legacy of medicine? How will I make my mark?"
"Why do you want to go to Meharry? Why medicine?"
"Why should I reccomend you?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?
"So what makes you want to be a physician?"
"why do you want to be a doctor"
"Where are you from?"
"Gpa, scores, what med schools applied to, where interviewing, how to choose if accepted at many places"
"How did you pick your undergraduate school? Did you apply to Moorehouse?"
"Do you think you are compassionate enough for medicine?
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"In what way(s) have you shown leadership?"
"What is my desired specialty?"
"My anger has suppressed all the uninteresting, mind boggling unintelligent questions I was asked. "
"Who were this year's nobel laureates in medicine? (at least know what it was for!!)"
"How do you feel about HMO?"
"What is your definition of the perfect physician?"
"Are your parents in the medical field?
How do you like Nashville?"
"Tell me about yourself?
Why did you chose to go into medicine?
What are some of the biggest problems facing health care today?"
"Tell me about a current ethical issue in the field of medicine. Tell me a little about yourself."
"Tell me about your personal statement"
"Tell me about yourself."
"What is your greatest accomplishment?"
"Tell me about your family?"
"Tell me about yourself. How do you deal with stress/anger?"
"What has impressed you about Meharry?"
"Why medicine? Why Meharry?"
"Tell us about yourself? Why do you want to be a doctor? "
"Why Meharry? Why medicine?"
"GPA? MCAT? Activities?"
"Why medical school? Why Meharry? Career goals (practice setting)"
"How would you deal with accademic problems?"
"Since both your parents are diabetic, have you been getting yourself checked up regularly? You should!"
"How do you work with someone you don't like?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Do you see yourself as more of a leader or follower? Give an example."
"What are you doing to better yourself?"
"Would you consider yourself mature?"
"How'd you prepare for MCAT?"
"None really..got pretty standard interview questions."
"What classes did you like and dislike in undergrad?"
"If you could go into public policy what would you change?"
"Are you sure you want to do this?"
"Give me the specific details of Meharry's history."
"why did you choose your undergrad school"
"I was asked to compare the weather in my city because at the time Nashville had experienced snow day after snow day."
"Do you want to be a doctor because your family wants you to be one?"
"Do you have any contacts with this organization, I am looking to apply for a grant with them."
"Where are you from?"
"If you had an infinite amount of money, what problem would you work to fix?"
"Questions were very basic. Why medicine, how will you pay for med school?"
"If you could speak to a sophomore pre-medical student, what would you tell them to prepare for medical school and the application process?"
"How do you think your master's thesis research will impact the field?"
"What's your favorite body part?"
"why would u wanna go to a primarily black univ?"
"What would you change about healthcare in our country?"
"None. All pretty standard."
"Have you thought about the challenges you may face as a medical school student?"
"Nothing was really out of the ordinary - they just assked the normal stuff. About research, volunteering, shadowing, other hobbies. The interview was more just a conversation - they weren't grilling me with questions and stuff."
"How do you respond to criticism?"
"All of the questions were typical
"If you were a senator could you support Trent Lott?"
"If you could go back in history and choose one person to be, who would you choose?"
"Do I think its better to be totally honest with a patient or be a healer?"
"Why did you choose to go to your undegraduate institution."
"''Let me give you a theoretical question. You have a patient with an ileostomy who has been educated on how to care for it and sent home....'' (I have medical background so it wasn't like this came out of nowhere)"
"What is a warranty that you will fulfill the school's mission?"
"Do you recycle?"
"Nothing really. All question were typical."
"Nothing really. But I was asked a question in spanish....caught me off guard for sure. "
"So, do you ski on Black Diamonds now?"
"No interesting questions. All questions were based on my application."
"As a physician, how will you serve the underserved population?"
"how tall I was"
"Nothing out of the ordinary but was asked how well I played the trumpet"
"How do you feel about Nashville? Do you think it will be a hard transition to move to Nashville"
"All questions were standard."
"Are you married? Followed by, 'Will you be married before you get here?' and 'Do you plan to have children?'(Wasn't very happy about this set of questions but apparently everyone who interviewed with this person - male and female, got that set of questions)"
"A question regarding my research."
"Your undergraduate college was ''diverse'' (mostly white), and Meharry is predominately black, how will that effect you? (I am black)"
"Are you a curious for knowledge person? (Or something like that)"
"How do you feel about managed care?"
"Why medicine, why not law?"
" Tell me one strange, unique thing about you that makes you stick out. "
"When you are a practicing physician, what other types of things do you hope to be involved in inside your community?"
"Do you know Hippocratic oath, what does it stand for? Explain a redox-oxidation reaction? Why didn't you go into research?"
""Why do you want to go to a school whose mission is to serve the under served community""
"How do you study?"
"Do you think that being an older student will impact your ability to work with and take orders from younger residents than yourself?"
"Nothing really interesting"
"What is a challenge that you have overcome?"
"Nothing interesting, just basic questions?"
"Who do you admire the most?"
"What would you have done had you not gone into medicine?"
"How is the CNS innervated"
"What makes you tick?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Why should I tell the committee to let you come to Meharry?"
"What do you feel will be the most challenging part of coming to Meharry?"
"Since it was closed file, I was surprised that both interviewers asked me my MCAT scores."
"even though it was closed file i was still asked my gpa and mcat"
"You live in a conservative environment - is there conflict in opinions in your area? "
"How would my life in medicine affect my personal life?"
"How would Meharry benefit from me attending their school?"
"What do you think of Michael Jackson and Mary Schiavo?"
"If you could hear what your patients were saying about you in your waiting room, what do you think you will hear them say? (Basically, what kind of doctor are you planning to be for your patients.)"
"Do you like to travel?"
"What do you believe women's roles should be in the medical field?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor."
"What development in medicine is most interesting to you?"
"Nothing interesting,really. One question that was asked was, "What would you do if you were having difficulty with one of your courses?""
"is it better to always be truthful or to attempt to be a healer?"
"what do you do in your spare time?"
"no difficult or interesting questions were asked. It was pretty much the usual type of questions. Why meharry, why medicine."
"What do you feel is the most pressing issue facing healthcare in the world today?"
"What accomplishment are you most proud of?"
"Why should I reccomend you for admissions"
"Why do you think we have more respect for doctors than lawyers?"
"What do you have to offer to Meharry and what does Meharry have to offer to you?"
"Do you think the AIDS virus is man made?"
"How do you think you would cope coming to Meharry from a "majority school" (I go to Crnell)."
"what do you think about Wal-mart and why is Arkansas so poor (I live in AR)"
"What is the greatest problem in heathcare today?"
"Do you think medical students that graduate from Meharry owe anything in return to the institution?"
"none. They were pretty basic questions"
"What would your friends say are your top five qualities?...What would you say are your top 5 qualities?"
"How're you going to finance your studies, being from Canada"
"What can you tell me about the mission of Meharry Medical College?"
"How I chose what med schools to apply to (both interviewers asked me this)"
"Do you feel you are mature?"
"What is the most catastrophic disease?"
"Why should the medical school select you over other quaalified candidates."
"Was the girl that I smiled at in the elevator pretty or not."
"nothing very interesting"
"Do I plan on having a family, and how would that fit into my life/career plans?"
"The interviews were closed file so be ready to talk all about yourself... don't hold anything back because they don't know anything about you."
"None of the questions were interesting."
"An only child has leukemia and the best possible match for a donor is a sibling. The parent's tell you they have decided to try to have another child. What is your reaction and how would you advise them?"
"they were all pretty general"
"No interesting question...mostly standard."
"What is your support system? It really made me think about who I will look to for support while I'm in med school."
"The questions were standard"
"What was my definition of success?"
"no real unique questions"
"What if you had to operate on a patient who had HIV, and your staff all refused to help-- What would you do?"
"What other schools did you apply to?
What is your MCAT? GPA?"
"If you were failing your classes, what would you do? "
"Tell me about highschool..."
"What makes you think you can fit in here?"
"meharry is predominantly black, what makes you think you can fit in?"
"How will you use your degree to help the underserved?"
"What is most important in being a doctor. Determination, communication, or compassion?"
"What do you think of the war in Iraq?"
"None. Everything was pretty much straight-forward."
"What is the major issue that you see affecting physicians within the next 10 years?"
"Nothing too interesting...the most interesting was just "What is the one thing you are most proud of?""
"If you were a U.S. Senator, would you support Trent Lott? Why or why not."
"If I could design a health plan to solve the problems with the ones today, what key elements would I implement?"
"How do you feel about the State of the Union Address?"
"What my views on stem cell research versus cloning"
"Describe a situation where you've had to overcome adversity."
"If you could be a cartoon character who would you be?"
"Please explain your grades:)
Also, a weakness. Remember to always tell what you've learned from your weakness, or put a positive spin on it."
"If Meharry were a zoo and we were only accepting rare animals, and you really wanted to be a part of our zoo, what type of animal would you be and why?"
"What do you want to be when you grow up? This was asked by a Ph.D., and she was offended if you said doctor because she is a doctor too, luckly I said phsycian."
"Tell me about yourself...was the first question. Describe an instance in which you overcame adversity, and what did you learn from it?"
"What would you say to a patient that refused your care? What if they were HIV+? What do you think about a school admitting students that do not chose to carry on the school's mission later in their career? How can we be confident in you that you will carry on Meharry's mission?"