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
"None. CHM puts on a great interview day."
"None, keep on doing what you are doing!"
"Everyone on the admissions staff was very friendly and helpful."
"None. The interview day was very well organized and informative. The admissions staff was pretty ent"
"It would be great if we could complete all the paperwork online, and possibly even submit our photo"
"Nothing-they are absolutely great and completely friendly."
"They only receive comments via e-mail, you cannot call in and ask questions. I found that frustratin"
"The tour was unbelievably short I felt. I also felt like I left without knowing what makes MSU CHM"
"They should help students find their interview sites more. Even with the tour, I was confused (the"
"Continue to serve lasagna."
"What led to you wanting to pursue medicine?"
"Which part or parts of our mission do you connect with the most?"
"MMI, pretty standard. Teamwork based, ethics, and situational prompts"
"What I agreed with in the school mission"
"It was MMI so I can't talk about the stations, but during the 30m interview w a med student,
the main question was how you connect with MSU CHM's mission."
"MMI (Can't disclose)"
"MMI - Confidential :("
"MMI + 1 on 1 with student. Confidential =("
"How are you a good fit for our school?"
"Have you ever considered another career before considering becoming a physician and if so, what was it and why did you change you career path."
"Explain an ethical situation."
"When was a time you let someone down? How did you handle it? What would you do differently next time?"
"Describe a time when you saw someone act in an unprofessional manner, and describe how you responded to the situation"
"Tell me about [insert AMCAS activity here]."
"Discuss a current ethical dilemma within medicine."
"First interviewer (M2 student):
1) How will you handle the stress of being a medical student/ resident?
2)Tell me about a clinical ethical problem, and how you would/ did handle it.
3) Tell me about XYZ (AMCA's activities; he asked me about my research and leadership positions)."
"Choose an unethical situation and resolve it..."
"What about your personality is a good/bad fit for medicine?"
"Tell me about an ethical dilemma you have faced, and how you handled it."
"Describe an ethical dilemma you could have in the future as a physician and how you would deal with it."
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Ethical issue in medicine/health care"
"What about you is a good/bad fit for medicine? What would you do if you saw someone doing something unethical? Describe a controversial issue in medicine."
"What about your personality agrees with medicine and what doesn't?"
"If you saw a classmate cheat, what would you do? Would you tell your classmates? If because of his cheating, he was able to get ahead of you or win a position over you, what would you do? "
"What about medicine doesn't agree with your personality?"
"Why are you a good/bad fit for medicine?"
"tell me about your research"
"Tell me about yourself....why medicine?"
"Tell me about (fill in the blank college activity)."
"Same as above or in previous posts."
"What about you is a good and bad fit for medicine?"
"what about you is a good fit for medicine? what about you is a bad fit for medicine?"
"What do you think the relationship is between research and clinical practice? "
"Discuss an ethical issue in healthcare that I've been thinking about lately."
"Standard questions you can see posted on other SDN feedback. They were the same."
"Why aren't you satisfied with an MPH, why do you feel you need to go to medical school?"
"What can you bring to the diversity of MSU's CHM?"
"Tell me about you? What kind of things are you interested in."
"Tell me about an ethical question currently in medicine"
"describe a time you had to deal with an ethical issue"
"Ethical question as pertains to medicine? Discuss it."
"Being a person that tends to be a leader, how will you handle these years when it is not always about being a leader?"
"how did you prepare for the MCAT?"
"Tell me about your research and how you got involved with it?"
"Ethical dilemma and stance."
"What qualities make a good physician?"
"Tell me about X experience."
"Name an ethical issue and how would you handle it?"
"How would you deal with a difficult person?"
"Ethical issues and your response?"
"Describe an ethical situation, your feelings on that topic, and what you would do if your patient disagreed with you."
"Why do you want to work with underserved communities/why medicine in general?"
"Why MSU? Why Medicine?"
"How is being a physician different than other professions?"
"Tell what you think about diversity."
"What is the strongest aspect of your application?"
"How would you fix the healthcare system."
"What are some things that will change in medicine ? (very general question I talked about insurance reform)"
"All posted here on SDN."
"Why do I want to be a doctor with a Professor/Engineer father."
"The qualities a physician should have"
"what are the responsibilities of a doctor?"
"Would you pull the plug on Terri Schiavo?"
"tell me about yourself/why do you want to be a doctor? why is chm a good fit for you?"
"How are doctors different from other professionals?
"How are doctors different from other professionals?"
"Give an example when you helped someone who were difficult to deal with?"
"Tell me about yourself (activities, experiences)."
"Where do you see your practice in 10 years?"
"Student: Where do you see yourself 8 years from now, and how will CHM help you get there? What has been a difficult person for you to work with? What are the professional responsibilities of a physician? He told me that he would get those questions out of the way to begin with and the rest of the interview was basically conversational. He asked me a few things about activities and my major. Also asked me where else I interviewed and if I applied to MSUCOM (because I belonged to Pre-SOMA). Otherwise it was just conversation about the both of us. "
"Name an ethical dilemma where a non-medical person has the power to make a medical decision. "
"What are some of the responsibilites of a physician and how do these responsibilities differ from those of other professions?"
"Student: 1) What makes you unique? 2)Describe an ethical situation where your patient disagrees with your point of view and explain how you would deal with it? 3)In your opinion, what kind of patient would be the most difficult to deal with. How would you respond to such a patient? "
"What ethical dillemas in medicine today concern you? How would you responde if fased with it?"
"Name an ethical dilemma in medicine."
"y'all same as the others one 2004"
"Discuss an ethical issue - how you would deal with it. Student: Discuss a difficult person you had to deal with and how did you manage? Asked questions about info from my application essay."
"discuss and ethical dilemma, why msu, where do you see yourself in 10 years"
"Do you see yourself as a leader or a follower? Talk about a leadership experience that you have had."
"Faculty: What makes a physician different from other professionals? Envision 10 years into the future, what type of practice do you see yourself into what will your life be like? How will MSU help you get there. What do you think is the biggest problem in healthcare today? "
"Student: ethical dilemma i had thought about recently, why CHM? Experience of interaction with a difficult person and how i resolved it. She wanted to know about some of the extracurricular internatl experiences i had listed. She wanted to know about my poetry writing skills, because of essay i wrote."
"Tell me about yourself.
Describe a situation where you dealt with a diff. person.
What makes a physician as a professional different from other professionals?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Describe a current ethical problem."
"Envision your practice. How would MSU help you meet this vision?"
"Six standard questions plus a few others at interviewer's discretion. Same questions outlined on this forum by other users (e.g. what makes a doctor different from other professionals, what qualities should a physician possess, talk about a time when you dealt with a diffult person, etc.)"
"They will ask you ethical questions. "
"Tell me about yourself."
"Name three strengths you have.
Describe a situation where you dealt with a difficult person.
"refer to previous posts"
"all the questions you have seen in previous responses should give you everything you need to know. They arent real big on difficult make you sweat questions."
"Describe your background. Describe a difficult situation and how you handled it. Why do you want to come to MSU?"
"Tell me about a difficult situation and how you dealt with it, Think of an ethical issue in medicine. How would you deal with it?
"Where do you see yourself 15yrs from now?"
"In all your volunteer and other medical experience, describe a situation or event that is most memorable to you."
"Discuss a ethical question about medicine you have been thinking about for a while? "
"What sort of social responsibility does a physician have?"
"Choose an ethical issue and resolve it."
"Where do you see yourself in fifteen years? "
"talk about an ethical problem and explain why it is a problem."
"What is it like to be a leader?"
"tell me about yourself"
"You've done so much in research, why MD over PhD?"
"Are you more interested in the science side of medicine or the people side of medicine?"
"MMI (Can't disclose)"
"MMI Questions! (confidential)"
"What are you most nervous/anxious about starting medical school next year? I.E. work load, examining patients, moving away from home..etc..."
"The med student asked me a question about my research because she was curious about a specific health policy related to the research."
".....I got drilled on my abortion views...In one word, describe your view on abortion...what if she is raped?...what if it is an average 22 year old who has had no trauma and just wants an abortion?...what if she wants YOU and NO ONE ELSE to perform the abortion, would you do it?"
"What are three qualities that as a patient, you would look for in a physician? (This was interesting because we had a whole conversation about this afterward; like I said, the interviewers are so nice!)."
"Tell me about yourself."
"Who is a role model of yours and why?"
"How would you as a leader inspire those within an organization who are less than passionate about the organization's mission?"
"Have you ever tried to be helpful, only to have it end in conflict?"
"Do you think that doctors should be held to a higher standard than other professionals?"
"Talking about my clinical experiences."
"Describe how you have prepared to enter medical school."
"What would you do if you had to choose a field completely outside of medicine?"
"Do you think Medicaid patients get worse treatment than those with private insurance?"
"What would you do if you saw someone doing something unethical?"
"Tell me about a current ehtical issue in health care "
"What has been your most valuable experience thus far? What did you learn about yourself?"
"If you were on a rotation with 12 patients in emergency and your family called to request for you to come because a family member was close to dying, what would you do? "
"Would perform a procedure or treatment for a patient that goes a against your personal values even if it is within the scope of medical practice."
"How do you plan to use your engineering background to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice?"
"what can physicians do to help change the current healthcare fiasco?"
"What kind of patient is most difficult for you to deal with?"
"What about medicine makes it not a perfect fit for you?
Tell me about a current ethical issue in health care."
"What are the qualities needed to become a physician? How are those different from other professions?"
"As a physician you will have to serve many different groups of people. Who would you have the most difficulty serving and why?"
"what would be different if you had not handled [a difficult situation] well and you had let it drag you down?"
"Questions were easy, all on this site."
"What traits are important for a doctor that are different from other professions?"
"Why didn't I choose veterinary medicine as a career? (I have a lot of experience working with dog rescue)"
"A question specific to my research"
"Why do you want to go into medicine now?"
"Everything was pretty common. "
"You've done some volunteering in the medical field, what are some ethical issues that you have seen?"
"What are some current ethical issues in medicine? What is your opinion?"
"Research and patient care...how would I link the two?"
"What are the qualities that make a good doc and how are they different from other careers such as an accountant or a CEO"
"Tell me about a time when you were in conflict with someone at work/school and how you handled it."
"What are some qualities that make a good doc? How are these qualities different than other careers? How are you improving these things before med school?"
"describe a moral dilema and how you dealt with it"
"What do you plan on doing with an MD besides medicine."
"What kind of patient population do you not like to work with? How would you approach caring for these patients? Why don't you like them?"
"So explain to me about Big Ten Football (my interviewer was 1 year at MSU and new to Michigan)"
"What do you think is the hardest thing about your dad's profession?"
"How did it feel to have been rejected by medical schools last year? How did you handle it?"
"what kind of patient do you see yourself having trouble working with and how would you work it out? "
"How have I made the world a better place so far?"
"Do you think good looks are essential to the practice of medicine?"
"What is your favorite book? How is your major related to medicine? (I'm a humanities major)"
"What do you want me to convey to the addmissions committee on your behalf? This question is not that interesting, but other interviews did not ask it and it gave me a chance to stress my interest and determination."
"How is treating a family member or friend different from treating a person who have no prior relationship with?"
"Name a specific city in the state of Michigan you'd like to practice in and explain why."
"Whether I took my EMT class knowing i would never work as EMT."
"No one is a perfect fit for a career, what things about me are a good fit and a bad fit for medicine?"
"Nothing unusual. In fact, my student interviewer was pretty boring. At least three times he said "So I see you did XYZ... Tell me about that." Come on, read my file ahead of time and come up with an actual question!"
"Lots of questions about how rural medicine is and how I plan on making a difference."
"How would my backgroung in Art influence my work in medicine"
"tell me about a time when you dealt with a difficult person"
"Tell me more about your experiences in West Africa."
"pretty straight forward - run of the mill type questions, basically."
"What are the responsibilities of a physician? "
"How are doctors different from other professionals?
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years and how can the CHM help you get there?"
"If you had a 16 year old patient with hemophilia and also HIV positive but didn't know he was HIV positive b/c his parents refuse to tell him, what would you do?
""Where all have you traveled?" Also... "Do you think you have had enough clinical experience to know that medicine is for you?""
"Describe an ethical situation and how you would deal with a patient with an opposing view."
"My faculty interviewer asked me to describe an ethical dilemma, what makes it ethical, and how I would approach it. What made it interesting was that when I got done answering she told me about a real case that happened recently that was similar but different. She then asked me several questions on what I would do about that."
"Name an ethical dilemma where a non-medical person has the power to make a medical decision. I talked about the lady in Florida that Gov. Bush overturned the decision to let her die. "
"What was a difficult person/patient for you to deal with and how did/would you handle?"
"Questions about my experiences. The faculty interviewer went over 3-4 work experiences and kinda asked questions about my thoughts and learnings from those experiences. "
"What do you think is an ethical issue in medicine today?"
"Describe an ethical dilemma, how do you feel about it? How would you treat a patient who held and opposing view?"
"Well, there was not just one... they were a lot mostly on my essay because I am from Africa and grew up in a war zone.. maybe the qstion on what Ethical issue do you think of? how did your volunteering experiences define the person you are today and how has it influenced the views on medicine.. where did you get the values on how a good physician should be?"
"Name a situation where you had to deal with a difficult person and how did you handle it?"
"they aske me about my parents b/c they are a physician and pharmacist, asked about my experience with diversity, asked about specific actvities from my amcas app"
"I was very open about discussing my faith during my interview (as part of my answer to a question regarding a support network). The interviewer very indirectly asked what my faith was, she was -very- nice about it and I think she was more curious than critical. "
"Talk about an experience you had with people from another culture."
"If you could have 3 people directly speak on your behave to the admissions committee, who would you pick and what three words would each of them use to describe you?"
"I wrote my essay of something outside medicine, on poetry. Both intervieweres were like " So tell me about your poetry skills"."
"How's your mother doing?"
"Do you think there is any common ground between Christianity and Islam?"
"Describe how you envision yourself carrying out the graduation oath..."
"Describe a situation where you had to work with a difficult person and how you resolved it?"
"Same as questions in all the previous posts..."
"Several ethics questions."
"Nothing really, just conversational. "
"(In the student interview) If you had a 5-year-old patient on chemo who wished to discontinue treatment entirely, what would you do?"
"None of the questions were especially interesting."
"describe an ethical dilemma and how you would resolve it"
"Describe how you would handle an ethical dilema once you became a doctor"
"Will you be able to adjust to living with snow?"
"What is the social responsibility of a physician?"
"Think about your practice in a few years. How do you think attending MSU will assist you in setting up your practice?"
"Tell me about your research, but explain it to me as if I have no scientific or medical background..."
"How do you feel about the American Health Care System?"
"Think about your practice in the year 2015. Explain to me how you think this school will help you in setting up and maintaining a successful practice?"
"Where do you see yourself fitting in at CHM?"
"How many schools did you apply to? Have you been accepted to any of them? Why are you applying to this school, then?"
"tell me about a difficult situation and how you dealt with it."
"Present and resolve an ethical dilemma
"All the sample quesions from other posts on this website were the same in my interview!"
"What makes being a physician as a professional different than any other professional?"
"How have you dealt with a difficult person?"
"If you could go back and change on thing about your college experience, what would it be?"
"What is your favorite movie?"
"Pretty standard questions."
View All Questions & Responses
Read what each person had to say about their experience with this school.
Browse Individual Responses