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"Do not split campuses for interviews, especially when most people will never be at the Temple campus"
"The talk on the curriculum and preparation for the USMLE was pretty intimidating at College Station."
"make sure that your interviewers know not to ask 'illegal' questions"
"It would be nice if parking was paid."
"Slow the tour down; break us into groups."
"It would be nice if they paid our parking fees like other schools."
"Tell me about a time you interacted with someone of a different culture"
"Tell me what I should say to the admissions committee to advocate on your behalf"
"Why do you want to be a doctor"
"Explain your low high school rank but high ACT/SAT scores"
"What is my reason for medicine?"
"What is something negative you saw in healthcare?"
"How could you contribute to the diversity of this campus?"
"Tell me about the B you got in x class... okay."
"Tell me about a time you failed and how you overcame and learned from the experience?"
"If an adult patient (who is a jehovah's witness) is going to die unless they receive a blood transfusion, but they are refusing it due to their religion, what do you do?"
"What is the biggest problem in healthcare, and how can you as a physician change it?"
"What will you do if you don't get into medical school?"
"What are you most worried about going into medicine?"
"This school harps on service. They truly want to give back to the community and produce quality doctors that have a strong foundation for service."
"What do you see yourself in 15 years?"
"What are your study habits? What was the hardest class undergrad?"
"What are three major concerns facing physicians today?"
"Aren't you too old to be applying to medical school? (I'm 26 btw)"
"which volunteer experience had the greatest impact?"
"Hypothetically what would you do "if" you didn't get in this year? "
"What's the biggest problem in healthcare?"
"Why Texas A & M?"
"Why did you choose to retake the MCAT?"
"So I see you do so-and-so, how do you think you'll manage this in addition to medical school?"
"Why Texas A&M?"
"What legacy do you want to leave behind?"
"What would you do if you could not be a doctor?"
"What got you into this?"
"what are some major problems with the american health care system, and how could you fix them as a physician?"
"What is the strongest part of your application?"
"Are you satisfied with your application?"
"What do you think happened on your first MCAT? (Considerably lower than my 2nd)"
"Give me 3 values you believe are important in being a good physician."
"Why did you get a C in organic chemistry? (Ugh, first question, too!)"
"problem in healthcare and how would you fix it?"
"What personal problems do you see yourself having in healthcare?"
"What experiences I have had with cultural/social diversities?"
"What type of specialty?"
"How did you get here today? (I'm non-trad so my life story tends to be the bulk of the interview discussions)."
"what are two things you would improve in health care and how?"
"Several ethical questions."
"Why were you so involved in volunteering, and don't say because it would look good on your application."
"You're going through quite a career change ... tell me about that."
"Describe so and so experience. "
"How do you get to where you are? to be interested in medical school and interviewing for it right now."
"Why do you want to become a physician?"
"do you think the healthcare system is broken"
"what is a pressing issue in medicine?"
"If I were going to make a really great, exciting movie about you, what would it show?"
"Why is your cancer institution researching something not related to cancer?"
"How do you do it all?
"Tell me about Afghanistan. "
"What do you see yourself doing in 20 years?"
"Do you think patient education will help the diabetes and obesity problem in the US?"
"What do you think is one quality of a good doctor?"
"How did you do so well on the Bio section of the MCAT without taking the second half of OChem?"
"What do your parents think about you choosing medicine?"
"Why are you graduating in 3 years?"
"What are your strengths and weaknesses? What have you done to overcome your weaknesses? (asked by both interviewers)"
"What current issues in medicine concern you the most? (Asked twice)"
"So, how's life at home/school?"
"Do you know any issues concerning medicine?"
"What do you think are the most important characteristics of a physician?"
"Philosophy of medicine?"
"How would you fix the problems with malpractice lawsuits?"
"What are three important healthcare issues facing America and what would you do to fix them?"
"What does your father do for a living?"
"If you could not be in the medical profession, what would you choose for an occupation?"
"Name 3 issues in the world today that you concerned about"
"What drives you?"
"Tell me about one of your research endeavors."
"Why do you want to come back to Texas?"
"Where do you see medicine heading in the next 10-15 years?"
"why medicine? Why A&M? Who was your favorite prof? what was your fav. class?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Why Medicine and why Now?"
"Tell me about your volunteer exp"
"Tell me about your experience moving from Taiwan to Texas."
"Tell me about yourself"
"What is your greatest strength/weakness?"
"Jack Kavorkian, good or bad?"
"Why did you choose your major."
"Why did you pick your major?"
"Why do you want to become a doctor?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"List three social trends (not related to medicine) that are leading this country in the wrong direction."
"Why do you want to be a doc?
"why did you go to community college before the 4 year? (of course this led to her nagging me about the advantage of a 4 year college over a 2 year- whatever!)"
"Future of healthcare and what to do about it."
"Was there ever a defining moment when I knew that medicine is something that I would want to go into?"
"tell me about a time you advocated for someone"
"(something specific about my application)"
"How would I handle failure in medical school?"
"What made you the person you are today?"
"Tell me about your experiences as an athlete and what you learned"
"What non-academic book have you read lately?"
"Which 3 people (dead or alive) would you like to model yourself in the practice of medicine?"
"As a doctor at what point do you need to cut a patient off if they aren't following your orders"
"What three non-medical social trends concern you the most?"
"I am a diabetes counselor, so I was asked about the epidemic of diabetes in America."
"You have a diverse background, why choose medicine?"
"What do you want to be said about you after you pass away?"
"What do you think your biggest problem will be in 20 years?"
"there were none... this was a very antagonistic interview."
"can't really think of any"
"The after your dead question I guess. "
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"You've mentioned and described many positive medical experiences. What negative parts of the medical field have you seen and what are your feelings on their significance to the practice of medicine?"
"What do you think makes a good doctor?"
"What legacy do you want to leave behind?"
"Nothing exceptional, everything seemed pretty standard"
"Do you think the government should mandate that young women be given the HPV vaccine?"
"I was asked how I would tell a long term patient of mine that he/she was dying. I answered, and then the interviwer asked how the cultural identity of the patient would make a difference in how I delivered the news."
"Are you satisfied with your MCAT score?"
"What is the biggest social problem in medicine today?"
"How would you feel if you had to watch a baby die?"
"How would you handle a 16 year old girl that is pregant and wants an abortion?"
"So I like what you wrote here, but why should I believe you?"
"How would I deal with an attending physician that I absolutely did not like?"
"what is the best thing that happened to you?"
"If you had to look back over your career as a doctor, what 2 things would have had to happen in order for you to say you have had a good career?"
"Why would being "
"What are some ideal characteristics you strive to achieve and that drive your life?"
"Name 3 problems in society today and give possible solutions. Name 2 problems in healthcare today and give possible solutions."
"Q:So you are interested in dentistry?
A: No. I have never been interested in dentistry?
"Do you think that with your engineering background you might expect more precision than a field like oncology has to offer?"
"Give me five adjectives that describe yourself? "
"If you were cloned, what would you other "self" be if it couldnt be a medical doctor?"
"What I imagine myself 15 years after medical school?"
"Name 3 problems with society; name 3 problems with the healthcare system"
"What's concerning about the present state of medicine."
"Why the long wait before applying to med school?"
"Following an explanation of the leadership in medicine program: How does professionalism/leadership apply in medicine?"
"How I was able to balance all the things that I have done while still supporting a family? (I credited my wife)"
"Why did I go to Afghanistan?"
"If you are doing something to serve the community now (teach for america) how is being a doctor different?"
"You have two minutes with our admissions board. Why should we let you in this school?"
"What do you think a doctor does?
"Does this country have a problem with the socialization of medicine?"
"What would you do with Jehovah's Witness Patient who refused to take blood products but is bleeding to death?"
"Nothing really interesting....the standard questions that everyone tells you to expect. "
"Name specific strategies and general personal characteristics that have made you a successful student."
"What are you personally going to do to fix the problems in medicine?"
"I was in a fraternity, how was that?"
"Why didn't you apply to ---- (another school in TX)?"
"what is my philosophy of medicine"
"What do you do if you prescribe medications and the patient refuses to take them?"
"Elaborate on the statement "altruism is the most important aspect of medicine"."
"Three people would i meet"
"My student interviewer had just gotten married the week before my interview, and the issue of having a significant other/being married in medical school came up..."
"What types of books do you read?"
"What are three important healthcare issues facing America today and what would you do to fix them?"
"What is your relationship like with your siblings?"
"What would you do in this really difficult case where a woman is bleeding to death but can't get a transfusion for religious reasons? She has 5 children. "
"What is the driving motivation behind everything you do?"
"What makes a positive physician?
"What do you think of Aggie Bonfire? He asked because we are both former students."
"There were several: What are the 3 biggest social issues in our country? What are the 3 biggest health care issues and how will they impact you as a physician? "
"If you could have dinner with anyone from any period of time, who would it be and why?"
"Why a business minor?"
"How would you balance religion and medicine in the case of a Jehovah's witness? (just wanted to hear me pick a side)"
"What do you think will happen with the legislative attempts to limit medical damage law suits?"
"So is this where you really want to go?"
"How to handle the noncompliant patient? You are treating a patient and prescribe a med, when the return for follow up they never filled the medicine, how do you deal with this patient"
"Just the normal questions. "
"Are you still take ballet classes? "
"What is the biggest problem in medicine today?"
"if you were given 10 million dollars to address the health care problems in texas, what would you do?"
"Tell me about your childhood"
"What do you like about early American history? Why was Science and Religion your favorite class?"
"ethical situational questions - a Jahova's witness comes in and needs a blood transfusion and a histerectomy, however, it is against her religion and the family says no blood, you can call the court and try to get a court order or watch her die - what do you do? real-life situation that my interviewer had been in."
"What time period did Hippocrates practice?"
"When did the tide of World War II really turn against Germany?"
"Nothing really interesting. "
"What don't you like about being a doctor?"
"Nothing Interesting - Just a note: Filo is a really nice guy. He has a sort of fake administrative eloquence, but his interviews are pretty challenging. Be prepared to really hash out some broad social issues. "
"I am a returning student and a little older and I was asked if I would have a problem with younger people giving me instruction during the latter years. "
"What college club/organization would I recommend other students to join?"
"Expect some ethics questions and patient centered questions. This school is big on teaching physicians to be ethical leaders in their community, with a focus on patient needs over your own. I promise this is huge. Be ready for it. "
"Tell me about bilirubin.(????)"
"Future of healthcare and what to do about it."
"What makes you different from everyone else applying?"
"Concerning the future of genetic manipulations, if you and your future wife learned that you would soon be having a child who was physically or mentally disabled, would you try to alter it for the better through gene therapy?"
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