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
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"Better/more communication with interviewees pre- and post-interview."
"To give us an applicant portal so we can check our status"
"They're doing a great job, especially considering the huge volume of apps they have to go through. Everyone was great - from responding to emails pre-interview, to how smoothly interview day went, to just being welcoming and frank about everything throughout."
"Keep building up the reputation of Rosalind Franklin! Doing a great job."
"Make the season end earlier and finish IIs earlier. While I'm honored to have been extended an interview and enjoyed that day thoroughly, I'm now sort of stuck, unsure whether I will need to apply again while the AMCAS/AACOMAS are already underway, and am unsure whether to start working on my backup plans should reapplying not work out. It's frustrating to have the next year+ of my life hanging in the balance much later than other schools."
"The day was unorganized, we spent so much time trying to get everyone interviewed and there was no food. Every other morning interview I have gone to has offered some snacks. And after three hours of waiting to finally be done with my interviews, I was shaking for food. Because it took so long to be done with the interviews, we got a shortened version of the tour and I had to stop eating before I was done. My second interviewer was plain nasty. She had be at the point of tears for no good reason except to berate me. I know for a fact I am not the only one she has done that too. I felt overall that the interviewers made their opinions too well known, which I think is inappropriate in an interview when concerning topics so polarizing. Other schools have provided avenues for dealing with inappropriate interviewers, but CMS made no mention of what to do in that case, so I kept quiet. I really liked the prospect of going to school close to home and close to Chicago, but frankly, the interview day completely changed my mind."
"None, really. It was an organized, and well-planned day."
"Super warm, nice people!"
"Better representation of surrounding community"
"I think the staff did an excellent job at trying to put the interviewees at ease and displayed a tremendous amount of friendliness."
"There was coffee provided in the morning, but, as admitted by some of the admin staff, it wasn't very good. Since the interviews are first thing on the schedule (practically), perhaps some better joe is in order. :)"
"Keep up the good work!"
"Provide us with a list of all the possible interviewers' names and titles up front, so we don't have to write them down, it would have been much easier."
"The day I went to interview, the individual who was supposed to talk about the University was sick."
"online application please"
"They are great."
"Try and implement an electronic application system. It is difficult to keep up with everything via e"
"Have a proper discussion about financial aid."
"MMI - signed confidentiality agreement"
"MMI format (signed confidentiality agreement)"
"MMI Questions just started this app cycle."
"What volunteer opportunities would you bring to this school? How would it help the school?"
"Was research published?"
"Ethical question, such as if you know a patient has a terminal disease and their daughter begs you not to tell your patient because it will only upset them, what do you do?"
"What (in your application) do you want me to ask you about?"
"A pharmacist refuses to give a patient her birth control for moral reasons. Is this ethical?"
"What is the difference between an HMO and a PPO?"
"Why Chicago? What is the difference between HMO and PPO? Tell me about your research."
"How would you manage your time during medical school?"
"What are you passionate about?"
"Have you ever received a grade lower than a B- in your graduate school program? (I had not.)"
"What do you think about healthcare in America?"
"What are the moral obligations of a physician?"
"Why do you wana do med? research"
"Have you had any shadowing experience?"
"Student interviewer & very conversational: included "tell me about yourself & various specific questions from there""
"Who has been the biggest influence in your life?"
"Why medicine? How do you know you won't experience burn out/become bored or unsatisfied?"
"What are your views on how healthcare should be managed?"
"You have a patient who is being administered palliative end of life care for whom all pain medications have been exhausted with relief no longer being found. This patient desires you assist in ending their life. How do you respond?"
"Of all of your activities, what are you most proud of/what stands out to you?
Everyone has something that makes them stand out, makes them unique, what about you?
Tell me about your research"
"Imagine you are a physician and head of an administrative position at a rural hospital. The hospital is lacking funds and is sufficiently far to receive any support from other hospitals or urban locations. What would you do?"
"My interview did not seem to have read my application. All the questions were very general...not tricky...even border line tricky. However, it thought it was incredibly unprofessional to not know anything about the applicant. She asked at one point, "Do you play a musical instrument?" No! Is there anything in my application that indicates that? It's hard to shine when the questions are so generic. "
"Why do you want to be a physician?"
"How did you decide on a path in medicine?"
"Why do you want to go to Rosalind? "
"Why CMS? Why doctor?"
"Why Illinois? "
What did you do for research?
If a person has a condition and declines a treatment that you know will help them, what would you do?
Tell me about a time when you were critiqued about your work.
Is there a person influential in your decision to go to med school?
What's the difference between HMO and PPO?
What was your favorite science and non-science course?
"What did you learn in your clinical experiences?"
"What makes you distinct from the 1000's of other applicants?"
"It's really odd, I had an M4 Student and a Professor and I didnt get asked any of the questions that were posted on other interviewers feed back. I had just a regular conversation with the first interviewer and the only thing really asked me to do is tell him something about me that that was not in my open file"
"With all the challenges in medicine today, why do you still want to enter the field?"
"Do you think there's anything wrong with the medical system, and if so, what can be done to change it?"
"What do you think about cloning? (but he asked this in a very easy-going way; it was obvious that he just wanted to hear what my thoughts were)"
"which jazz musicians do you think have been most influential?"
"What was the last book you read?"
"I but these questions together for the interview based on old feedback. Hope it can be useful to others.
1. What's a significant health care issue?
2. What are some issues patients have with physicians? -->busy
3. Why do you want to go to Rosalind?
4. Do you agree with the Obama Healthcare plan?
5. Questions about activities on my file like community service,
volunteering that involved interactions with doctors
6. Tell me about your research.
7. Assuming human cloning was legal, who would you not clone? If you
thought a patient wasn't taking their meds, would you trick them into
taking it? If a patient didn't want a life saving procedure, would you
force them to get it?
8. What are healthcare issues facing geriatric patients?
9. What do you think "interprofessional environment" means?
10. What do you do for fun?
11. Why medicine?
12. If a person has a condition and declines a treatment that you know
will help them, what would you do?
13. Tell me about a time when you were critiqued about your work.
14. Is there a person influential in your decision to go to med school?
15. What's the difference between HMO and PPO?
16. What was your favorite science and non-science course?
17. What did you learn in your clinical experiences?
18. Where do you see the future of rural medicine heading?
19. Why do you want to go to medical school?
20. What was your most memorable clinical volunteer experience?
21. Tell him something about me that that was not in my open file.
22. How would you approach a situation in which your hospital, where
you are on the administrative/planning board, was incapable of
handling a large-scale medical situation which a different hospital,
100 miles away, was capable of handling?
23. What are your personal gifts and strengths and how can you direct
that towards your profession as a physician?
24. As a physician, how would you balance your time so that you can be
compassionate to patients and still being able to see 30+ patients a
25. How would you tell a patient that he has tumor but you can't operate on it?
26. Is there a person that is influential to your decision of going
27. Do you plan on doing research while you're in medical school?
28. Tell me about your best friend. Then why do you think I asked you that?
29. What is the difference between a good doctor and a good researcher?
30. how would you run your own research lab?
31. how would you balance your life if you were a doctor?
32. If you were boss, what would you do to fix the current healthcare
system? What do you think about Oregon's policy on euthanasia? What is
33. How do you know this is the profession for you?
34. A patient comes in with a mass on their abdomen. You want to
perform an MRI or CT scan (which ever the appropriate test is).
However, this patient has no insurance, cannot qualify for ACCESS, and
certainly does not have enough to pay for a test like this. What do
35. What is your opinion on socialized healthcare? What are the pros and cons?
36. What is the most difficult experience of your life?
37. What do you do to keep organized and to keep up with your studies?
38. What is going on in South Africa now?
39. How did you go about writing your essay? (the secondary
application essay on A Life in Discovery)
40. How do you feel about the business side of medicine?
41. How can I convince you to come here?
42. How would I solve the healthcare crisis in America in relation to
underserved and improvised communities?
43. How would you personally impact the medical profession?
44. Why do u want to come over over uic?
45. If you had to boil it down, what is ONE reason why you want to be a doctor?
46. ''If there was one question i could ask you that would allow you
to impress me the most, what would that question be?'' and then i had
to answer that question
47. Who's your role model?
48. Know about Universal health care - Apparently Massachusetts
enacted universal healthcare to all residents earlier this year;
whereas the rest of the U.S. does not practice universal healthcare
49. What do you think of genomics?
50. So tell me about the people who wrote your LORs?
51. I see from your application that you are a non-traditional
student, taking time off after college to travel, work etc -- if you
are so keen on pursuing medicine -- why did you take all this time
off? How did you hope these experiences were going to make you a
52. What's your top choice?"
"What do you think is one of the biggest things affecting health care today?"
"What is your understanding of the biopsychosocial approach to medicine?"
"Why Rosalind Franlkin?"
"As a physician, how would you balance your time so that you can be compassionate to patients and still being able to see 30+ patients a day?"
"What do you know about HMOs? "
"What do you think about the US healthcare system?"
"What's a DAVM?"
"I was asked about a specific line I wrote in my secondary essay."
"Tell me about your resesarch. Do you want to do research while in med school?"
"Tell me more about this experience and how this relates to your goals of where you want to be in ten years."
"Why do you think you can handle the long road to becoming a doctor because I see that neither of your parents even attended college?"
"What should we know about you?"
"Have you done any research?"
"talk about your research"
"Qs about my app."
"What do you do for fun?"
"How did you go about writing your essay? (the secondary application essay on A Life in Discovery)"
"What do you want me to know about you?"
"Tell me all about yourself."
"Biggest problems in medicine?"
" Tell me about yourself"
"Tell us about yourself."
"What are two characteristics you possess that would make me want to accept you into this class?"
"Have you read any books lately?"
"How did you decide to pursue medicine?"
"Tell me about your leadership/ volunteer experience."
"tell me about....(insert experience here)"
"Tell me about your experiences"
"if you're majoring in art history, why aren't you going to become an artist?"
"Why Rosalind Franklin?"
"Why medicine? Why Rosalind Franklin?"
"Tell me about your thesis project."
"If you realized that during a major test that the person next to you is cheating in some form, what do you do? "
"What do you think about cloning?"
"Why did you change majors as an undergraduate?"
"Describe two qualitites about yourself that will help you in medical school or contribute to this medical school."
"What do you think about genetic testing of youth for diseases which have no cures? "
"What qualities do you have that would make you a good doctor?"
"How did you find your current research position?"
"Where do you see medicine in 20 years?"
"What is oxytocin? (A specific question related to my research experience)"
"I see from your application that you are a non-traditional student, taking time off after college to travel, work etc -- if you are so keen on pursuing medicine -- why did you take all this time off? How did you hope these experiences were going to make you a better physician?"
"a patient resisting treatment?"
"What made you decide to become a doctor?"
"Do you have any brothers/sisters?"
"problem in healthcare"
"how did you decide to go into medicine?"
"Why medical shool?"
"After post-Katrina, there were several policemen who found their families were in danger and needed immediate help. However, they have a duty to serve and protect the community. If you were in such a situation, what or whom would you put first, your duty or your family?"
"how did you come to want to be a Dr?"
"See the hypothetical above."
"The first interviewer only wanted to know who I was. He asked, "Tell me about yourself." "Tell me about college." "Tell me about high school." Standard. Easy. Relaxed."
"tell me about yourself"
"Tell me about your research."
"In terms of specialty, physical location, practice setting, and urban setting (urban/suburban/rural), where do you see yourself in 15 years?"
"Tell me about avian flu/viruses in general"
"What books have you read recently?"
"What do you like to do outside of school?"
"Why do you want to pursue academic medicine?"
"What do you think about patient privacy?"
"Tell me about your research experiences and what you learned from them."
"What do you think med school is like?"
"What will you do if you don't get into med school?"
"A case study: You Dx an infant with spinal meningitis. The child's condition is critical: you have two options for treatment, (1) the standard method, or (2) a novel, potentially more effective, method which you have just learned about at a recent medical conference. Explain your reasoning."
"just about my background"
"Why medicine? Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Talk to me about your medical research you did this past summer."
"Have you ever done poorly in a class (grade of D or F) or withdrawn from a class? Why?"
"view on Stem cell research"
"Why do you want to enter medicine?"
"Why do you want to be a physician? Why do you want to go to Finch?"
"Why did you take a year between graduation and applying?"
"How would I change the health reform in Puerto Rico?"
"Three famous people you admire.
"Is there anything else you want to tell me that is not on your application?"
"What do you think about gay marriage?"
"What ethical dilemmas do you think exist in medicine today, and how would you attempt to solve them?"
"They are looking for your knowledge of current issues in health care. Also expect that they will challenge your opion, so be prepared to defend your ideas. "
"Please explain your MCAT score."
"How do you feel about the war in Iraq?"
"specific questions regarding my activities"
"What do you do in your free time?"
"what is your recommender talking about when he writes about the XXXgene PCR amplification? do you understand what that is?"
"why low verbal score?"
"motivations- why med, what clinical experience, what reseach and what do findings mean"
"why did you switch paths from what you studied in undergrad to medicine?"
"How I would be able to live apart from my fiance."
"Where and in what type of area do you plan to do your residency?"
"Lots of ethical dillemma questions"
"What would I do if I didn't get into medical school?"
"What type of medicine do you think you want to practice?"
"What would you do if your friend asked you to take illegally borrow some frozen embryos?"
"if i were to take a walk with two of your friends, without you anywhere close, what would they say were your strengths and weaknesses?"
"What sparked your interest in med?
What field of med are you considering?"
"How to respond to ethical dilemmas?"
"they give you an evaluation sheet with the type of questions they're going to ask you, so don't worry too much."
"What would I do if I failed to get into medical school?"
"What would you do if you didn't get into medical school?"
"Tell me everything you know about shortcomings in the current healthcare system."
"If you could change one thing about health care, what would it be?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Why are you a suitable candidate for medical school?"
"My opinion on the war."
"Why do you want to study medicine and become a doctor?"
"Just basic questions from my amcas and the one about having a dinner party... what was that? Very easy going questions... no ethical, no socialization questions at all"
"What was the most interesting experience you've ever had?"
"Give an example of a time you were critiqued and tell us what happened (how you handled it)?
"Specific questions about my AMCAS. I was asked about virtually every extra curricular experience I listed in my application."
"See above(most interesting and difficult)"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Why do you want to go into medicine?"
"What would you do if you couldn't do medicine?"
"Tell me about yourself and your family."
"Will I return to CA after med school?"
"MMI format (signed confidentiality agreement)"
"MMI Questions - Will you report a domestic abuse case if the wife and spouse are both of your patients? What if the wife doesn't want you to report it."
"Discuss patients who are conflicted to take evidence-based medication vs. medicine from their hometown (Puerto-Rico) which is recommended."
"What does beneficent mean"
"You have a patient with Alzheimer's disease, and their family has been caring for them. The family comes to you exhausted and stressed by caring for this person, and asks what they should do. What do you tell them?"
"What was a difficulty a physician faced during your clinical experience?"
"Nothing particularly interesting :("
"What books are you reading now?"
"You are on a student honors committee that handles academic dishonesty. A student was caught beyond reasonable doubt cheating on the anatomy final using an iPhone. Which of the following would you suggest to be a proper punishment and why:
A) Allow student to retake the final
B) Allow student to retake the course
C) Allow student to repeat the year
D) Expel the student"
"What is your opinion of the current economic climate?"
"Have you ever heard of this riddle....________? (I was the only one that had, but then was called out for knowing the answer beforehand. Doesn't really matter if you have or haven't)"
"If there is a community physician and there is no MD within 100 miles, and a patient comes to them asking for birth control, what is their moral obligation to provide one, if they do not want to?"
"Why are the muslims messing up iran (im from iran)? What is the president doing such shady stuff... (How was i suppose to answer???)"
"How have any international experiences you have had shaped your world-view of medicine"
"How do you balance the desires of the families vs the patient's desires, if they differ in therapeutic paths to be taken? At the same time, how do you balance what's realistic and in the best interest of the patient with new technologies/methodologies whose efficacies are not scientifically fully proven yet, without giving them "false hopes"?"
"At what point do you (as a physician) stop devoting time and resources to a terminal patient? What if while you were spending more time with an elderly, terminal patient, you spend less time with a sick child, miss a diagnosis, and the child suffers/dies?"
"How do you feel advancements in gene therapy will affect the future of medicine?"
"What was it like working in an Alzheimer's ward?"
"If you knew a patient had depression and could be suicidal, would you tell them they had cancer or lie to them?"
"What's a significant health care issue?"
"What are healthcare issues facing geriatric patients?"
"What do you do in your spare time?"
"How would you solve the crisis in Israel? (i lived in Israel for a summer so the question wasn't totally random)"
"none, pretty standard interview"
"He asked me a riddle."
"What is your favorite History Channel documentary?"
"Nothing too interesting. They were both pretty conversational. "
"What do you know about the patient-physician relationship?"
"What will you think of a scientific study that reported that coffee caused a pre-disposition to lung cancer?"
"Who should never ever be cloned?"
"Who's your favoriate piano composer?"
"Just some questions in reference to my personal statement"
"A series of ethical questions about a family genetically predisposed to breast cancer."
"Do you plan on doing research while you're in medical school?"
"Tell me about your best friend. Then why do you think I asked you that?"
"Tell me a good science-related joke to tell to my physiology class."
"A patient comes in with a mass on their abdomen. You want to perform an MRI or CT scan (which ever the appropriate test is). However, this patient has no insurance, cannot qualify for ACCESS, and certainly does not have enough to pay for a test like this. What do you do?"
"Why international medicine as an interest?
"What are the three ways an interview can go? (This was interesting because the interview was looking for a specific answer. I answered the question and he said, ''Well, I guess you could look at it that way'' and then he told me what he was looking for...an answer that didn't even come close to answering the question.) "
"So, what do you want me to know about you?"
"Why have you volunteered at ''xx''?"
"Do you feel there is racism toward hispanics in the United States as far a medical care is concerned?"
"Why do u do (sth in my research)?"
"What do you do for fun?"
"It's been in the news recently that some parents with certain conditions (e.g. dwarfism, deafness), are going to fertility clinics for assistance in assuring that their children have the same condition. A physician in France refused to carry-out such parents' wishes, recently. How do you feel about that?"
"Tell me all about yourself."
"I was asked a math riddle. He prefaced the question by asking if you had heard it before so I won't bother repeating it."
"What is my middle name."
"What would you do if a person with cancer, who will die in about 3 months without chemo but would live 6 with it, declined the treatment but the family very much wanted the patient to go through with it? "
"How can I convince you to come here?"
How many years are the different residencies? (surgery, ob/gyn, pediatrics, internal med etc). "
"If a man is terminally ill with cancer and has little hope for survival, would you try to convince him to go through costly chemotherapy and possibly leave his family ''penniless and fatherless''"
"How I will personally impact the medical profession."
"What did you learn non-academically from the research you did in the Bahamas?"
"why do u want to come over over uic? truth be told, i dont!! but i made up some bs"
"Let me (the interviewer) tell you about medicine and the educational process - this was the nice faculty interviewer."
"Did you realize our school was not right in Chicago?"
"Tell me about your volunteering experience outside the US."
"none, I somehow missed all the ethical questions"
"nothing too interesting. pretty general interview questions"
"''if there was one question i could ask you that would allow you to impress me the most, what would that question be?'' and then i had to answer that question"
"About my research."
"Who's your role model?"
"What do you see your impact in medicine being?"
"What are some positives of the U.S. healthcare system, in your opinion?"
"If you had a patient who was dying and wished not to have extreme measures taken to save his life, but his family wanted him to live, what would you do?"
"If you had 13 months in the year, what would you do with the extra month? "
"What do you think about cloning?"
"The first interviewer asked questions regarding things from my application which was nice"
"Tell me about religion and medicine? really weird question I thought. "
"How do you stay aware of what's happening in the world? We got into a great discussion about books, politics, etc. It was great!"
"What are some ethical issues in research?"
"Over the course of the past 30 years, there has been a great increase in the knowledge and use of molecular biology. (Human genome has finished being mapped recently.) What are the implications of this knowledge on your daily work as a doctor?"
"Young infant with a severe case of meningitis -- parents very emotional, want to save the baby -- the standard treatment protocol does not provide good results however a recent intervention has made good inroads in its treatment. The chief of staff is against the new treatment because it is not the hospital protocol. Time is running out. What do you do?"
"What kind of dancing do you do?"
"question on drugs and young people"
" What ethical dilemmas have I faced?"
"nothin really.. all pretty standard... but i guess it would be same as most difficult question i was asked."
"a hypothetical question about an urgent care scenario (I won't give it away).
also some riddles."
"There were quite a few oddball questions, some bordering on inappropriate. I was asked if I was estranged from my father (my parents are divorced), whether I was a jock, whether I enjoyed working with my hands and had good dexterity."
"What is the most interesting life event you have had so far?"
"The riddle, although I already knew the answer, so I admitted I knew the answer...he was impressed with my honesty and said some students have just sat there and pretended to not know and then said the answer. "
"Nothing too original here"
"What do you think the physician Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Dr. relationship should be like?"
"I was given a hypothetical about a four-year-old who was pretty developmentally disabled due to injuries at birth. Parents brought the child in with pneumonia and asked for me as a pediatrician to not treat the child aggressively. The question was, What do I do as the doctor?"
"I was asked to "talk about high school." I didn't expect to ever discuss anything that happened to me before college, but this was a plus for me since my high school record is fairly strong with regards to activities."
"What do you think about politics now?"
"ethical q's about euthanasia. personal q's, LOTS of Questions!"
"How are your analytical skills? "
"Which sbject in college was your favorite?"
"You are on a rural town council and the council has just determined that your town does not have enough money to build a much needed public hospital and the closest hospital is 60 miles away, what would you do?"
"You are the surgeon general of your home state, and you have a fixed budget (it cannot increase or decrease). You need to increase spending to pediatric and pre-natal care, where do you cut to support that?"
"What would you do if the avnian flu epidemic started in the USA?"
"How do you feel about patient confidentiality?"
"Tell me about a difficult situation that arose during one of your travels."
"Where do you see the future of genetic testing in 25 years and how will that impact how medicine will be practiced?"
"What do you think about requiring newborn infants to be tested for genetic disorders that are untreatable? "
"An interesting riddle. "
"Nothing out of the ordinary"
"ethical question concerning tests that are run on newborn babies that can account for genetic disorders that would have no treatment or cure currently- are the ones not required by law good to run or not?"
"Ethical Dilemmas re: genetic engineering"
"ethical scenario involving four year old in vegatative state and parents asking to not treat illness agressively."
"An interesting riddle!"
"Decribe a situation in which someone did not agree with you about something and how did you deal with it. "
"see next question"
"Various riddles that were used to test problem solving abilities."
"I was given a riddle and asked to solve it."
"If a mother has breast cancer and is found to have brca1 and brca2 genes and wants her 18 year old daughter tested for it, but daughter does not want to know, how do you advise. Then, during daughter's regular physical exam and blood workup, family friend working in lab decides to go ahead with gene test, finds positive, tells you as doctor, what do you do now."
"So you know who Jack Kervorkian is, right?"
"What is your opinion of the Spanish government pulling its military forces out of Iraq as a result of the bombing of its train stations?"
"The standard questions, but it was conversational."
"what kind of instrument do you play?"
"How I would deal with the following situation: a 4 y/o patient with severe cerebral palsy was brought in with pneumonia unresponsive to antibiotics and the parents asked me not to treat their child aggressively."
"What would you do if you had a Mexican migrant worker who devoloped cancer and only had one month to live, but his family didn't want you to tell him?"
"I was suprised that my second interviewer grilled me with these set of questions! I guess he was testing my knowledge (of my major (Physiology) and my problem solving ability. good thing i knew the answers!... so what's the kreb cycle for? how many carbons are at the start and end of glycolysis? even though fats, proteins, and carbohydrates are different, how are they related? what are essential amino acids and how many are there? so, what's the major physiologic cause of diabetes?"
"Most questions were aimed at getting to know me, and it was nice to be asked diverse questions such as my literature background and the books that I have read recently."
"u have a kid with cerebral palsy, he cant see, talk or hear,,,, his has pneumonia and the parents dont want you to use any sort of invasive technique (i.e. respiratory support), what do you do? (he kept pushing the question, basically the kid is a brain stem, and without the respiratory support the kid would die which is what the parents want)
"They asked if I was nervous about Spanish being the language used in lectures."
"Why does medicine mean to you?"
"Choose either a specific ethical, general ethical, or current events topic which I will provide and discuss. (Really not that intimidating because I love talking my head off about stuff like this. I chose current events and we ended up talking about gay marriage.)"
"There was really not one question that stood out. They were mostly questions you would naturally prepare yourself for, for example: Why do want to study medicine,what do you do in your free time,etc..."
"What is your most interesting experience?"
"What I thought of Bush and Kerry."
"If a man comes to you who's father has Huntingtons Disease, a dominant genetic disorder, how do you advise him?"
"With one interviewer, we got into a very serious discussion about the impact of the human genome project on the future of medicine. "
"Tell me about your experiences in athletics"
"How do you feel about same sex marriage?"
"Why are you so interested in infectious diseases?"
"If you went on a hike for 8 hours and were really hungry and ended up at a restaurant where the menu was in a foreign language and all the waiters spoke a foreign language, how would you order anything to eat?"
"If you travel to a country and sit in a restrant, but you do not understand at all the langauge of the country, how do you order your food? (I have been in many countries.)"
"did you ever stay in a hostel converted from a castle?"
"why did you choose these people to write your LOR's?"
"why do u wnat md/phd"
"Lots about extracurriculars"
"a few ethical questions"
"If I knew about the Mother of all bombs (MOAB) tested in Florida. It was going to be used for the war in Iraq."
"Have you ever been arrested?"
"What kind of movies do you like?"
"Tell me about the origin of your name."
"How does your past athletic experiences influence your desire to go into orthopedics?"
"What would you do if a colleague did [insert something unethical here]?"
"Anything else you'd like to share with me regarding your sanity? your criminal record? I had a very sarcastic interviewer and he was questioning my sanity because I run marathons. and he was just kidding (no, i do not have a criminal record!)"
"Lets talk about the Israeli health care system."
"An ethical question about a CP patient with pneumonia."
"What are the most important problems that healthcare faces today?"
"Will my band play for the public in the near future?"
"No real interesting q's, just the usual..."
"Was Burgos the ancient capital of Spain?"
"What makes me confident that I will succeed in medical school?"
"Can you make sushi?"
"None were very creative"
"If you could change one thing about health care, what would it be? "
"If I asked two of your best friends what was your greatest strength and weakness, what would they say?"
"If you could meet w/ 3 people, dead or alive, who would they be & why?"
"I was asked which three people I would want to invite to a dinner party. I was prepared for this as I had read all of the surveys on this site."
"Different scenario questions, for example: What issues would I consider when deciding whether to go with a high benefit/high risk procedure vs mediocre benefit/low risk procedure. Also, I was asked to explain what I perceived to be going on in Iraq and my views as to how President Bush was handling it (this was the day before the war began)."
"If you could invite three people from three different time periods to your house for dinner, who would you ask? Why?"
"Do you see any cultural differences between Chicago/US and Canada (where I'm from)?"
"Very standard questions"
"Give an example of a time you were critiqued. Tell us about it and what happened."
"Why are you here today?"
"If I could have a dinner party and invite any 3 people, who would I invite and why?"
"if you were in a foreign land and hadnt eaten in two days, didnt speak the language, and walked into a restraunt how would you order food."
"If you could invite 3 people to a party from various periods in time, who would they be and why?"
"All questions were pretty standard."
"My first interview was with a pathologist and he did not ask me any questions that were interesting at all. My student interviewer asked me some basic questions like "Why do you want to go into medicine?" "
"If I got accepted at a school in mainland USA would I still attend their school?"
"No real interesting questions. "
"Who would you give a liver transplant to a young boy or an alcholic criminal?"
"All were pretty basic."
"Nothing too out of the ordinary."
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