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"I loved my experience with the admissions office!! They were friendly yet professional, and were able to answer all of my questions."
"Ya'll are awesome. Keep doing what your doing."
"Keep up the great work!"
"What does it mean to be dependable? When is it ok to not be dependable?"
"What characteristics do you possess that will allow you to succeed at UMC?"
"What are some of your strenghts?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? Tell me about yourself...... What kind of doctor would you want working on your mother?
"Your in the E.R. and you have two patients who are dieing. One patient had assaulted a child, spent his time in jail and was now out on parole. The other patient was a fine upstanding citizen. Both had an equal chance of survival if you treat them...but you only have time to save one, which one do you save and why."
"Do you think that medicine is a privledge or a right. Why?"
"Someone once said, that there would be no need for rules if men could maintain their integrity. What does this mean?" - it was something like this..
"What is the most important Human Right to you..and why?""
"Why is diversity important?"
"Tell me about yourself...
Why do you want to be a doctor?
Why did you attend "x" university?
What is one of your strengths as is relevant to medicine?
What is a weakness you have, and how are you coping with it or trying to improve on it?
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Do you have any questions for me?
What would you like me to tell the admissions committee about you?
What is an ethical dilemma you have faced, and how did you deal with it?
What do you think about your academic performance?
Tell me about your research...
What do your parents do?
What is one big decision you've made that you are happy about?
What is one big decision you've made that you regret?
How do you plan on approaching your medical school studies?"
"Name a responsible person and describe him/her."
"What did you like and dislike about your undergraduate university?"
"What was one positive/negative about your undergraduate institution?"
"Name a time when you were put on the spot and had to think quickly on your feet."
"Where in your high school class did you graduate and out of how many? What was your ACT score?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"How did you prepare for the MCAT?"
"Name a time when you were responsible."
"What did you do to prepare for the MCAT?"
"What are your study habits?"
"Tell me about your life before high school. "
"What is one quality that you have received from your mother and one from your father. "
"Why do you want to become a physician?"
"What was the last book you read?"
"What do you do for fun? (asked twice) I answered "read," and I was asked what I liked to read.
What are your weaknesses. How do you"
"Why did you choose the MHA over the MPH degree? How do you plan to use this degree? (There was a whole line of questioning from all interviewers about my graduate training.)"
"What do you do to relax?"
"What is one quality you have that you think will make you a better physician?"
"What is the difference between a good doctor and a bad doctor? (I was asked this 3 times!)"
"Why do you want to do this at this time in your life?
(I'm a non traditional student)"
"Why don't cannibals eat clowns? (Don't worry, this was specific to my application.)"
"Name one positive and one negative about your undergraduate institution"
"tell me the most important leadership role you have played in your life (not necessarily a leadership position with a title)"
"Name one positive and one negative thing about your undergraduate institution."
"What does your college record reflect about you?"
"What is your ACT score/MCAT score? I scored not so well on my standardized test so I think they wanted to see how I do on tests in general. I should have mentioned my GRE now that I think about it. I did pretty good on that one, too bad that one doesn't count!"
"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee about you"
"What do you like about clinical medicine as opposed to research?"
"What would your best friend/enemy say about you?"
"What is your favorite volunteer experience?"
"What are your hobbies?"
"How did you study for the MCAT? (Both asked this.)"
"Are you and your sister going to attend the same medical school?"
"What will you do if you do not get accepted?"
"How did you study for the MCAT?"
"Why do you want to be a physician over another career choice (I'm currently out of school and working)."
"give me some interesting facts about you pre high-school years."
"What made you choose your undergraduate school?"
"What do you do for fun? (Asked by both)"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Can poor healthcare cause poverty?"
"You're trapped in a car during a blizzard. Stranded. What do you do?"
"Would you rather be a catcher or the pitcher?"
""How is your research applicable to Mississippi?" - It connected some dots for me and really made me think. Thanks for asking it Dr. Case."
"What qualities would you want your mother's doctor to possess and why?"
"How did you decide you wanted to go to medical school?"
"What was the craziest question the interviewer next door asked you?"
"Would you rather be the glove or the ball?"
"What characteristics would you want your mother's doctor to have?"
"Would you prefer an altruist physician or a talented/good physician? "
"If a fellow M4 was high going into clinicals, what would you do?"
"If the governor appointed you to oversee health care in Mississippi, what changes would you make and why?"
"I didn't really get any of the ''off the wall'' questions."
"If you saw an old lady dropped at $20 bill, but then she disappeared into a crowd, what would you do?"
"Of all the doctors you have shadowed, is there one that you would most like to emulate as a physician? Why?"
"If you had unlimited resources, how would you fix healthcare in MS."
"What has been my funniest Poison Center call?"
"Give me a brief overview of your life. Tell me about your pre- high school years."
"Tell me about your life before high school."
"What did you do as a child?"
"You are a forth year student and were about to make rounds when you noticed that a fellow forth year was high, what would you do?"
"Tell me about your wife? What kind of music do you like? "
"Do you view cooking as a play or a science experiment?"
"what foods do you like? what do you like to do for fun?"
"You're a used car salesman. Sell yourself."
"Tell me about your favorite ambulance call?"
"One of your fellow M-4s is high; how do you respond? (Hint: see above post)"
"If your fellow student was high going into clinicals, what would you do? (**Hint always let the faculty know)"
"If your mom wanted a friend's patient record information how would you handle the situation?"
"What role has diversity played in your life?"
"If I were a nervous first time patient of yours, how would you handle our first meeting?"
"What would you say to a person who says: "I would like to know my father's condition, please tell me before you tell him. I don't think he can handle any bad news.""
"What is the most difficult thing about being a patient?"
"Which would you rather be-the ball or the glove?"
"I dont remember"
"What I liked least about my undergraduate institution?"
"What would I do if I noticed that a fellow med student and friend was high on drugs before practicing in clinical?"
"What would you ask if you were the interviewer?"
"What major issues do you feel face medical students today?"
"If you could invite any five people to dinner, who and why?"
"How did you study for the MCAT? (Both interviewers asked this.)"
"How have your community service experiences impacted your personal development? (The question doesn't sound terribly interesting, but I enjoyed answering it...:) )"
"Tell me about your life from childhood to now."
"Tell me everything you have done since waking up this morning. or, What did your dress at (Pageant X) look like?"
"Well, it was interesting to discuss the effects of the medical career on family life...chatted with one interviewer about her double doctor household."
"asked me twice what i made on my act."
"What good qualities have you seen in doctors, and what bad qualities have you seen?"
"Nothing outside the list that Kaplan or any interview book will give you."
"What have I done today from waking up until I got here?
Where do you see medicine going?
Mainly typical, conversational stuff."
"Starting when you woke up this morning, tell me everything you did prior to arriving at the Medical Center."
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