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"6-8 week is very lengthy...some students have waited 11 weeks for a decision this cycle"
"Wow, Geisinger admissions committee impressed me more than I can say. What a professional, caring and responsive staff. There is a reason Geisinger is shooting up every year in medical school rankings."
"Get back to us quicker than 6-8 weeks (If you can!)."
"Presenter stated information that contradicted what students said later on tour. It was confusing."
"Better presenter/speaker for curriculum overview."
"Lets the applicants know when the adcom is meeting and offer better lunch options."
"None in all honesty."
"Nothing - it was a good interview day."
"Have a contact number for the day of, the number listed in the email was for a person not in the office regularly."
"I suggest they consider moving to a rolling type of admissions rather than block admissions. It is nice to know what day you will hear back from them, but it is stressful as well."
"Provide interviewers with more information about applicants (ex. AMCAS activities)."
"shrink the length of the orientation/presentation"
"Provide a financial workshop during the interview day"
"Should go back to rolling admissions because the new bulk admission on three possible dates is very stressful."
"Delicious turkey sandwiches, though I wish there was another side besides soup. Definitely a little hungry by the time the interview came around."
"Difference between empathy and sympathy"
"Tell me about a book you read?"
"MMI style question about what I would do if staff rejected to treat a patient because of the patients ethnic/racial background"
"Why switch from your current career path to becoming a physician?"
"Tell me more about your involvements in your organizations."
"How do you demonstrate resiliency?"
"Why MD? Why not DO or PA?"
"What specialty are you interested in?"
"how to keep medical students in the NEPA area after graduation"
"Describe how your position at a current job you have relates to a physician an athlete plays (either basketball, baseball or football)."
"Tell me about yourself"
"Name a healthcare problem in northeastern Pennsylvania. How would you address it?"
"Which of the five quailities you feel a physician should possess is most important to you? (reference to secondary application essay)"
"What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?"
"If you could be one kitchen appliance, what would you be?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"What is your experience with team work, both in athletics and in the classroom?"
"What I liked about my undergrad school"
"Tell us about one clinical experience that stands out in your mind."
"What are some of the factors I am considering when choosing a medical school?"
"Why not PhD or MD/PhD?"
"How do you handle stress?"
"What makes you interested in TCMC?"
"What connection do you have to north eastern Pennsylvania?"
"Why do you want to be a physician?"
"What do you want us to ask you?"
"Tell me about your research"
"Tell me more about your customer service experience and how it relates to medicine?"
"What do you think are issues/barriers in the field of medicine? Also asked me again when I said I was interested in OB/GYN"
"What have you learned from being a father? How do you plan on helping your wife feel included and fulfilled while you are in medical school?"
"How do you think your past as a firefighter will affect how you are as a doctor?"
"How's your mom?"
"What do you think is the hardest part about being a doctor?"
"Tell about your path, beginning from high school to where you are today."
"They asked me to talk about my favorite class"
"What type of health care system do you think is the best?"
"Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world and why?"
"the interviewer shared two very personal stories from his own life and then asked follow-up questions based on what I would do in similar situations"
"What would you like to know about us?"
"If you won $100,000 what would you spend it on?"
"About a class I took."
"So how did you get interested in ------? (Activity from primary)"
"Why Neuroscience? (My major)"
"At this point, do you know what kind of physician you would like to be?"
"How do you think medical students should be trained to deal with cultural diversity? (Based on my undergrad. studies)"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"What will you contribute to medicine?"
"Describe your ideal view of the dynamic between physician and community."
"What would you like us to ask you?"
"What do you think primary care means?"
"I really enjoyed the ethical questions- we had really interesting discussions about the situations they asked about."
"What are the top 3 problems in health care in your opinion?"
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