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"Be much more enthusiastic when giving a tour! Every other place is selling their medical school hard and are highly energetic. You're doing your institution a disservice when you are yawning and monotone the entire time and responding to questions with a bare minimum answer. I will say that my interviewers and students I met were much more helpful"
"Merlin application website is terrible"
"See general comments."
"Wish the hospital was included in the tour."
"It would have been nice to see the hospital on the tour."
"Be a little bit more organized. Try to solidify the student panel prior to the interview so we are not left guessing when it is or whether it will happen."
"You guys are amazing. See you this year."
"A tour of the hospitals/HSC"
"Nothing really, they were amazing."
"If you could include el paso community hospital in the tour, it would be awesome."
"Presentation on financial aid by admissions lacked enthusiasm."
"Amazing facilities!!!! Overall, the best facilities in Texas!"
"Why medicine? Why El Paso?"
"(Regarding my scribing experience): What was the most difficult patient encounter you've experienced while scribing? What made it difficult?"
"I've interviewed a lot of people from your university. Why is that place so special? (in a nice way)."
"What year was HIPAA made a law?"
"Tell me about your research experience."
"What was the last book you read?"
"How do you feel about the ACA?"
"What do you think of law suits? Why do people sue doctors?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Tell me about your leadership experiences."
"So your father is a doctor. How did he affect your decision to go into medicine?"
"Where in healthcare do you see yourself in 10 years? Where do you see healthcare going in that time as well?"
"What do you think about healthcare reform?"
"Describe your research experience?"
"Just general questions from my application. What are you reading right now for pleasure?"
"What do you think about healthcare today/problems with healthcare?"
"What do you know about HPV vaccine"
"Interviewer 1 was an MD cardiologist- I see that you like art and played the violin, tell me about this, and why do you think many scientists are into the arts? Then he asked me about my SAT... Which I thought was weird since I have been out of high school for almost 10 years...
Interviewer 2 was a PhD in physiology- I see that you got your masters degree, tell me about your research.
Both asked about why medicine and why Tech El Paso..."
"First interview very conversational; second one he basically asked me any question you can think of. What do you know about alternative medicine?"
"Tell me about yourself? opening question."
"What do you know about El Paso"
"What is your favorite book?"
"What do you think about the city?"
"Nothing specific, very conversational."
"If you were in charge of fixing the health care system, what specifically would you do?
Both interviewers were looking for specifics"
"Interviewer 1 & 2: Healthcare questions (especially the current bill)."
"Interviewer A: Why Medicine?
Interviewer B: Tell me about yourself (My life history, not school/activities related)"
"You are a small town doc and a patient comes in pregnant and confesses she still takes cocaine and drinks. What do you do?"
"Tell me about a difficult decision you've made."
"Tell me everything you know about HIV "
"Tell me about yourself."
"What do you think about Medicare for all?"
"What is the difference between mass and weight?"
"I was asked about my thoughts on El Paso and the school. They really try to make sure you are enthusiastic about living in the city, or are able to stand it."
"Would you report a medical mistake made and subsequently corrected by a resident or attending that did not adversely affect the patient in the long run if he asked you to keep quiet?"
"Your patient has a malignancy and if you tell her something bad could happen. Would you tell her?"
"my interviews were very conversational."
"What are your thoughts on alternative medicine?"
"What do you think about end of life situations (such as euthanasia) and the physician's role in those situations?"
"Which would feel more comfortable with- taking a class with a very detailed, explanatory syllabus with detailed goals for the end, or a class with broader, less-defined goals, where you trust the professors to get you where you need to get, even though the road might not be a straight one?"
"What are some of the experiences that brought you to be here today?"
"Tell me about getting your Eagle Scout..."
"Say the parents of a sick child are against a treatment (she used the example of vaccines and the public's fear of it's connection to autism) what would you do, considering they are legally allowed to say no, even though you firmly believe this to be the best course of action?"
"If you were a doctor with a patient who won't quit smoking, what would you do?"
"Interviewer 1 was an MD cardiologist- What do you think about technology in the classroom, and why is it bad. He then told me about how he hated his students bringing their laptops to class...
Interviewer 2 was a PhD in physiology- Where do you think the future of medicine is heading, and how will you be a part of it? Not as hard as it sounded at first since I have done a lot of medical research so I was able to give him a direct answer based in my field..."
"Patient living on Machine and his family wants him alive, but no one can pay for him. What would you do?"
"It you saw a classmate cheat on test, how would you respond?"
"What will you do to prevent failing out of med school."
"Diabetes is on the rise, people know certain foods/lifestyle choices are bad for them, yet they continue to partake in such activities. Why do you think this is?"
"Who has influenced you from a medical standpoint?"
"The ethical questions were interesting even if they were a bit challenging... "
"Why did I take this language class in college if I already knew it? ( Cant read or write and wanted to learn more history about it)"
"the first one"
"Would you consider giving a placebo to a patient?"
"everything about HIV"
"Mission trip stuff"
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