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"Communicate with emails and not through phones. Inform the applicants about their application status timely (for the double-checking purpose), and not simply wait passively for the already-submitted-but-not-yet-noticed application material(s)."
"Best handled international medical application process. Very nice. Thank you."
"There has to be a better process of updating students application checklist. I submitted and resubmitted most items several times before my online status was updated. I may never have been invited to an interview, had I not consistently called Ross to find who was responsible for my application materials."
"continue to use holistic approach to determine the effectiveness of perspective students"
"Their office in NJ is really friendly and quick to respond. I got an interview less than a week afte"
"That video is really, really boring, and a lot of people see it before coming already on Youtube;"
"Please send me some good news!!!"
"I came to the 7000 Building and realized that I had no idea where the Ross dept. was. (PENTHOUSE!)"
"Try to look at the candidate as a whole rather than sweating the small stuff"
"Well oraganized, but please don`t change the interview time late in the afternoon on the day before."
"Send me an acceptance letter!"
"please see previous comment regarding your interviewers."
"What do you think of living in a different country"
"What are two values/characteristics that you think a physician should have?"
"What was shadowing so-and-so like?"
"What do you think is your greatest weakness?"
"I lived on the neighboring island, so we talked about island life for a while."
"Why do you want to be a doctor, Why do you want to go to Ross? The usual."
"Tell me about yourself and why you want to go to medical school."
"What was your most difficult class?"
"Tell me about your background and your family"
"how did my clinical expirience contribute to my drsire to pursue medicine"
"Why medicine? Why now?"
"How did you hear about Ross? What do you think of Ross?"
"It was a game of 50 questions. I felt like I was getting drilled on all my life experiences-good and bad, my qualifications, and my reasons for choosing the school. "
"How would your friends describe you? Why medicine? ...typical questions"
"What would you change about yourself?"
"Tell me about yourself/family."
"1. Why Ross
2. Why Medical School
3. Talk about your volunteer work.
4. How were you involved in the community and your school?"
"Talk about your strengths and weaknesses."
"What does your family think about going to school in the Caribbean?"
"Why did you drop (BLANK) class?
(Make sure to answer well and before they do, specify what you did to replace that class; i.e. you retook the same course or one similar to it)"
"List 2 things, non-medical related, that are unique features about yourself?"
"What was the biggest challenge in your clinical internship?"
"Ur Mcat Experience?"
"Why Ross? What do you think about Dominica? How did you hear about Ross? Why Medicine? What are three traits a Doc should have?"
"How was your college experience?"
"How will you adapt to living in a 3rd world country?"
"Why medicine? Why Ross?"
"Tell me about your undergrad."
"Tell me about your research experience and clinica experience."
"What are your strength/weakness?"
"tell me about yourself and your family"
"Tell me about your family and background. How does your family feel about you going to Dominica? "
"Tell me about yourself and your family. Tell me about your volunteer work, research, and whatever else that needs some elaboration."
"What happened with my MCAT scores? Why so low compared to GPA?"
"what have you heard about dom-i-nee-ka? "
"what are your stengths/weaknesses?"
"Tell me a little about yourself."
"What would you say is your weakness?"
"tell me about your research"
"Tell me about your volunteer experience."
"Can you describe for me how you prepared for the MCAT?"
"What are your strengths?"
"Why do you want to become a physician?"
"What science and non science classes you liked and WHY. Which ones you didnt like."
"Who was your mentor/ what motivated you to look for a carear in medicine....something like that."
"Tell me about yourself? What was your experience at USC? How was your experience in th US as an immigrant?"
"Why do you want to become a doctor?"
"Why do u want to be a Doc?
Tell me about your family?
Can you explain your grades and your mcat scores?"
"Tell me about your family."
"How was your MCAT experience and questions about particular grades in classes. "
"why do you want to be a doc?"
"How do your parents fell about you moving to Dominica? "
"Tell me more about yourself!"
"What are your strengths / weaknesses?"
"Do you think that being out of school for these last few months put you at a disadvantage"
"Who is your role model?"
"How did I develop an interest in medicine?"
"One trait that you're proud of in yourself"
"Do you think your transcripts reflect your potiental ?"
"Which of your personal characteristics would help you in a medical profession?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Why do you want to be a doctor?
"Are you satisfied with your MCAT score? How do your parents feel about you going to medical school?"
"why medicine? any volunteer experience? research experience? why did you take so many classes? name one characteristic that describes you? what do your parents think about my career choice? she asked about me growing up in Africa and how that impacted my life. "
"Tell me about your family. Any healthcare workers?"
"Why were you kicked out of medical school? Explain exactly what happened. (I explained how I had changed also so this wouldn't happen again)."
"Why do you want to be a physician?"
"How does my family feel about my moving to Dominica? Are they supportive?"
"What do you do for fun/in your spare time?"
"Do you have any doctors in your family? If so, what do they think about your decision? "
"So, tell me about yourself."
"How will you be able to adapt to the island?"
"Why Medical School?"
"Tell about about your experience at _______(university or college)?"
"How did you feel being an older person going back to obtain your undergrad?"
"Why do you choose the undergrad institution that you did?"
"What are you positive qualities?"
"How well do you think you will handle the accelerated 16 months (basic sciences)in Dominica?"
"Tell me about your course work?"
"Since how long did you know you wanted to be in medicine?"
"Which subject would you recommend..."
"Why did you take Physics I at your undergraduate university and Physics II at another university?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor."
"When did you decide you wanted to be a doctor?"
"What professional organizations are you in?"
"Are you adaptable? (cite examples)"
"Tell me about yourself. Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"How would you adjust to life on Dominica"
"Why medicine? Do you feel that your transcript is reflective of your abilities?"
"How would you handle a patient that could not communicate in an emergency situation."
"why do you want to be a doctor"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why pursue a career in medicine?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Would you prescribe a pt a medication just because they asked even if it wasn't needed?"
"Ethical Question on homeopathic medicine"
"Can you give me some reasons why Ross should accept you? *Then my interviewer winked her eye*"
"What was this country like?"
"The ethics scenarios because it was more about my opinion and much more revealing about my character (not something that can really be prepped for). They say "there are no right or wrong answers," but they are looking for logical, well-thought out responses."
"If there is one thing you would like for me to tell the admission committee on your behalf, what would it be?"
"If you were to change one thing within the field of medicine, what would it be?"
"Explain how I was able to transform academically into a more successful student."
"How was it transitioning into an American school system?"
"DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION FOR ME"
"How does your family feel about you continuing your education?"
"I guess the drunk one."
"What do you attribute your high undergrad GPA to?"
"How would your family feel about you moving to Dominica?"
"What do I do to deal with stress?"
"Has anyone ever tried to discourage you from practicing medicine?
"What three countries have ties to Dominica? (I wasn't expected to know... but he still asked me)"
"Day and month you got married?"
"What are the three characteristics required for a good physician?"
"How my uncle who is a doctor has handled an ethical issue?"
"Asked me something directly from my personal statement. Wanted me to elaborate on it."
"Pretend you are an attending physician at a hospital and you administered the wrong medication to one of your patients, how would you handle the situation?"
"Nothing in particular, all the typical questions."
"Nothing really interesting. The interviewer had a standardized list of questions to ask. Why Medicine, Why Ross U, medical experience, volunteer activities, research experience, strengths/weakness, leadership experience. All the goldies"
"''so anyone else in your family in medicine?'' when my app. clearly stated i'm the first to pursue college"
"If you catch a friend cheating in medical school; what would you do?"
"Are you a follower or leader?"
"If a friend was here what would they say about you"
"All the questions were expected..
'' What would you like to do after 10 years? '' To my answer, the interview also pointed out sarcastically that ''Do I not want to help the underserved'' and he said that everybody says that and he doubts all those people who say that. So, dont say that you want to help the underserved unless, you do not have anything else to say."
"None were really interesting"
"How would your friends describe you?"
"Nothing really. Everything was pretty general..."
"Well, I had to think of what are my 3 greatest strengths? I did kinda want to know why they ask me what schools I had applied to?"
"Did I regret studying my major in undergrad? I had no clue where the guy was going with this. What do you say to that? no of course not... "
"What is your fav. non-science course?"
"What field of medicine do you see yourself going into?"
"Are you an Eagles fan?"
"who do you look up to?"
"How well are you able to adapat and live by yourself"
"What was your favorite non-science class and science class. "
"Currently, what would you change in healthcare, if a problem does exist?"
"Are you married or in a relationship? If so, what does your spouse/partner think of your plans to attend Ross?"
"What issue in the field of medicine do you feel should require the most attention?"
"There was no any interesting question b/c that guy looked so bored and tired from his job"
"What kind of books do you read? Who is your favorite author?"
"She asked me that why would I go to medical school, since I have a very career as Director of R & D for major cancer center in the US? My answer was simple; I want to reach to my full potential and be able to become a neurosurgeon."
"Why do you feel you'll make a good physician?"
"Why MD instead of PhD?"
"Everything was in the Norm!!"
"Do you feel that you've given me an accurate representation of who you are as a person? Do you feel that you've told me enough about yourself to make a recommendation to the admissions committee? Or would you like to add something? [Towards the end of the interview, obviously]"
"He started off by asking what I did to relieve stress. "
"none. all were expected"
"Tell me about yourself and your family"
"Describe 3 characteristics of yourself!"
"With regards to adaptability to the culture & life in the caribbean, give an example of a new situation where you had to adapt and how you were able to overcome the circumstances.
For this question, I gave a very non-traditional response, I had already discussed how I had visited India, and Pakistan and had familiarity with poverty and differences in culture, etc. But for this particular question, I answered by saying, the situation I encountered where I had to adapt was "
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years"
"What would you change about healthcare?"
"Am I better at the Physical Sciences or Biological Sciences and why?"
"What do you know about Dominica so far?"
"How do your friends feel about you choosing to pursue this career?"
"Tell me a bit about yourself."
"Nothing. Questions were unoriginal and all pertained to application. "
"Specific questions about my traveling"
"Nothing interesting. Most questions were about classes that were taken, GPA, MCAT score, research and clinic experience"
"NONE WERE INTERESTING. THEY WERE THE USUAL QUESTIONS"
"When did your desire to become a physician occur?"
"The entire interview was interesting mostly due to the rapport developed with the interviewer."
"What was your favorite and least favorite non-science and science class in college?"
"What is the most important aspect of healthcare that you would change?"
"Based on your answer concerning your grades, if you were in front of the committe right now, what would you say to them?"
"How would you adapt to a new island/moving away?"
"It is important both as a prospective student and physician to be adaptable. Are you adaptable? Give me an example from your experience that illustrates this. "
"How would you adjust to Island Life?"
"I understand there's a high level of competition at the University of Southern California. Can you explain that to me? Share with me one experience that reflects the competitiveness."
"What challenge, besides moving to a new location, will be your biggest challenge your first semester of medical school."
"What have you learnt from your experience so far that will help you in medical field?"
"How did you manage to get the same MCAT distribution twice?"
"How did you feel being an older person going back to obtain your undergrad?"
"What is a quality that I see in physicians that I would not want to have when I become an MD?"
"Who was your favorite professor in college and why"
"Why not become a mortician instead of a forensic pathologist?"
"Do you have any rehearsed questions to ask me?"
"None. The question were really basic and easy to answer."
"Have you had any experience with a doctor who didnt have a good bedside manner?"
""If you were infront of the admissions committe right now, what would you say to them to accept you?""
"Why I attended the college I did?"
"Why, at this point in your life do you want to become a doctor?"
"None really, all basic questions"
"With a family how do you think you will adjust to the Island?"
"how can you describe yourself? what qualities do you have?"
"What describes you in three words?"
"Looking back at your undergraduate institution, if you could do it all over again, would you attend the same school and why?"
"Which subject would you recommend a student to take before they enter med school?"
"No very interesting questions were asked. It was a casual conversation between two ordinary strangers trying to get to know each other. "
"None, really. All were pretty straight-forward and basic. No ethics-based questions or scenarios were given."
"Questions were routing...to get to know you, not to jolt you; e.g.,when did you decide to become a doctor, what specialty would you choose, what was your favorite clinical experience? "
"Did you look at the courses required to complete you basic sciences program? And if yes, which course are you most "stressed" about taking? "
"None stand out"
"Honestly, this is about as basic an interview as you're going to get. The interviewer literally had a prepared sheet of set questions that she just rattled off. No real curve balls here. The only questions that really couldn't be answered off your file and required a bit of thinking I listed in the "3 questions" section."
"How would my backgroung help me or affect me as a physician."
"I have had sort of an odd life so pretty much all my questions centered are going to be pretty specific to my file -- if you know who you are - you'll do fine. Don't lie, don't make excuses... Just be honest - they are really nice."
"What undergraduate class, that you have taken, do you think would be the most helpful to someone entering a medical career, regardless of the grade you earned?"
"If I had a cloned "brother" 4 years my junior and he was entering college as I was exiting college what piece of advice would I attempt to give him?"
"are your mcats reflective of your potential?"
"If I was an entering undergraduate student on the premed path, what class would you recommend to me?"
"How could you survive on an island?"
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