"What is something that isn't on your application that you'd like the admissions committee to know about you? Also asked "Tell me your story," but told me to not mention things on my application and not my story towards medicine but the story of my life and motivations"
"Most of their questions were about experiences I had written about in my personal statement or secondaries. Just asking me to explain those in more detail."
"What is a recent book you have read?"
"Explain mire in detail this thing in your personal statement"
"(After explaining why medicine) Then why not be an NP?"
"Tell me about a time you faced a challenge, and how you overcame it."
"It was very conversational. I was asked "tell me more about when you learned another language""
"Opinions on affordable Care act"
"Tell me more about how your passion to become a physician started"
"How is your sister now with her Lupus?"
"About my history - I am a non-traditional student, so they asked me about my path to medicine"
"what's your mcat score? (they're not supposed to ask this), and how did you study for it?"
"What would you consider to be a weakness about yourself?"
"Why UF / why doctor"
"Tell me about your best and your worst volunteer experience"
"What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment so far?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years"
"Are you sure YOU want to be a doctor? (b/c my brother is a doctor, asking as a follow-up to what does your brother do)"
"What do you think about the health care reform debate?"
"What was it like in the Peace Corps (Uganda)?"
"What are your strengths/weaknesses."
"Why medicine? Why UF? Is UF your top choice?"
"Why do you want to go to UF?"
"What do you think of health care reform?"
Tell me about yourself
So what did you do [on your senior engineering project] for Angiotech(a biomedical corp.)"
"They just reviewed my file with me covering mostly research but also other extracurrics like leadership and volunteering."
"Why do you want to be a doc?"
"How did you end up choosing medicine?"
"Why did you not indicate the research track?"
"''You didn't do the greatest at your previous institution, (mind you I was a business major before and wasn't as serious i.e. in my PS,) but did very well at an 'EASY School' how do you think you could perform well here?'' MOUTH ON FLOOR number 1!"
"If you had unlimited time and resources, what changes and/or fixes would you implement in medicine?"
"What qualities do you have that you think will make you a good doctor?"
"See interesting question question. I was only asked this in one interview"
"They went over most of the info on my AMCAS; very conversational"
"What car you be and why? What musical instrument would you be and why?"
"What is the hardest challenge that you have faced in your life? How did you overcome it?"
"What is 10^6?"
"Tell me about your activities. Which activity on yoru AMCAS would you put most emphasis on? What is your greatest nonacademic achievement? What would you do for a living if there was a law that said you couldn't do medicine as your career? "
"Talk about your family"
"Motivation for medicine"
"Tell me more about your extrecurricular involvement (organizations I've been very active in)."
"Tell me about your family"
"Heroes and why."
"Do you think that there is a problem with the healthcare system?"
"Unique challenges of practicing _____ field of medicine."
"Tell me about yourself. Tell me about ____ activity on your AMCAS. How do you know ______ (letter writer)... etc"
"What is the largest problem with health care in our country and how should we go about fixing that?"
"What is the greatest strength of your application?"
"Why your major?"
"Describe your motivation for medicine."
"Explain this deficiency on your record. Now do it again. And AGAIN."
"What would you like to know about UF?"
"what is the biggest problem with healthcare?"
"Imagine your perfect day as a doctor (in your specialty)...how is it like? How do you being your day? etc."
"If you had to list them, what are your strengths and weaknesses?"
"Describe your volunteer experience."
"Tell me about yourself..."
"How do you relax?"
"What are your strengths/weaknesses?"
"what kind of medicine do you want to practice in the future?"
"explain your research"
"If you just found out you had a twin sister and she was moving in with you, what are five things you would tell her about yourself?"
"Why do you want to go into medicine?"
"Describe your research..."
"What is wrong with health care in the United States?"
"Talk about research"
"Why is UF a good fit for you?"
"What is the leading cause of death in the U.S?"
"Just basically talking about my AMCAS application."
"Tell me about how you decided to pursue medicine?"
"What is the biggest problem in the healthcare system and how would you fix it?"
"From the second interviewer (4th year) - "
"What will you do if you're not accepted?"
"Tell me about yourself? (general)"
"Why do you want to be a doctor and why UF?"
"Would you call yourself XXX?"
"Tell me about the XXXX experience you have listed here on your application."
"Tell me about [fill-in-the-blank from your app]."
"Tell me about high school. "
"How do you deal with stress?"
"Tell me how you came to chose medicine. Include your high school experience too. "
"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
"Tell me about your experiences with Habitat for Humanity."
"What journals were your papers published in?"
"Why did you choose to leave Florida for school?"
"Why do you want to become a doctor?"
"Tell me some of your strengths and weaknesses."
"what motivated you to pursue medicine?
do you think passion is important?
"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee?"
"Explain how DNA creates proteins (!)
What are the red flags in your application?
What are the things I should highlight to the adcom?"
"How would you describe yourself to a long lost sibling?"
"See above. The rest was really conversational. Loved it!"
"What would you say is your most prominent non-academic achievement?"
"What would you do if you did not get accepted to UF?"
"What do you look for in a med school?"
"What's the one question I haven't asked you that you wish I would ask you?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years (asked in BOTH interviews)"
"What did your military experiences teach you that will help you as a medical student and physician?"
"What do your siblings do?"
"What do you think is the worst problem in the US healthcare system? How would you fix it?"
"From open-file interviewer: What made you interested in UF COM? What questions do you have for me?"
"Talk about research and volunteer experiences"
"Tell me about a difficult time in your life."
"Describe yourself to me as if I were your long lost brother."
"How do you see in ten years? "
"What was the most innfluential discovery in medicine over the past 100 years?"
"Describe your research."
"The patient advocacy question"
"Tell me about your research, how does this translate to clinic?"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"Name some Supreme court justices."
"Explain this course on your transcript"
"Do you think all doctors that choose not to work in clinics are just in it for the money?"
"How I became interested in medicine?"
"Ethical dilemnas in healthcare? (my opinions)"
"What is the worst problem in healthcare ... and then he told me I had a good answer, but I could improve it in a certain way in future interviews."
"What is the biggest issue in the medical field today?"
"tell me about the extreme sports you're involved with..."
"Tell me about yourself. What should I tell Ad-com?"
"How would you describe yourself?"
"what book was I currently reading?"
"Tell me about your research?"
"Why a doctor? What's the biggest problem for medicine? What do you see as your biggest challenge as a doc? Tell me about your time in Pennsylvania (where I researched the summer while living with my girlfriend at UPenn). So what are you doing your last semester in college (I said I was only taking one class...but I explained everything). And what do you do in your classes now, specifically business strategy? (I don't know how we got onto this last one but he was probably wondering if I actually knew the business I claim to be majoring in)"
"what's a solution to the obesity epidemic?"
"Why are you interested in Medicine?"
"what do you think are three current health issues today? (before the interviewer asked me the question though, he said that there were no wrong answer to the question and that if i didnt know, it's ok. he also said he wasnt looking for me to come up with solutions to the problems either. he was great)."
"How do you deal with difficult situations?"
"What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?"
"A 12 year old gets pregnant and her parents want her to get an abortion. As her physician, what do you tell her? What if her body cannot handle the pregnancy."
"When did you first realize you were meant to become a physician? "
"Physician assisted suicide?"
"Tell me about a situation when you had a big problem and how you dealt with it."
"Have you been through hardship?"
"When and Why Medicine? Tell me about ....... on your AMCAS. "
"Tell me about yourself."
"Tell me about your research."
"Mostly straight off of the secondary. What kind of doctor do you want to be?"
"both interviews were weird...one guy was just really distracted and asked really basic questions that he could have figured out from actually reading my file closely."
"What would your friends say about you?"
"Name some qualitites about yourself, and explain them."
"Basically just asked questions about my AMCAS file and secondary application."
"You sound very interesting tell me about yourself"
"Tell me about yourself"
"Tell me about your family.
What do you do for fun?
Strengths and weaknesses."
"What do you think about malpractice insurance?"
"Tell me about yourself.
"What are the biggest problems in healthcare today and what should be done?"
"What are your views on healthcare?
What would you change about healthcare today?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Why engineering? "
"3 heros and why? "
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"What are your greatest strengths?"
"What is a prion and how does it reproduce? What is sickle cell and give the reason (biochemically) that it gives a resistence to malaria? The biochemical cause of gout (from my essay - i was unsure of the cause and had an incorrect notion about it). She corrected me :("
"why was the president vaccinated against small pox?"
"Do you consider yourself a leader? Give some examples."
"There were many questions about my personal statement and my history."
"what would you do if you weren't a doctor? how do you feel about shadowing? if you had 2 applicants files, and they were both equally qualified, except one did more shadowing than the other, how and why would you select one over the other? "
"what are some major problems with health care?"
"What is your greatest accomplishment?"
"What are the 3 biggest medical problems in the US and how would you solve them?"
"It was all pretty standard. Sometimes the standard questions would lead to something else. But I didn't get any off the wall questions, like some others did."
"The bulk of the interview were questions directly dealing with what I had written in my essays and my AMCAS. Why did I stop working at a certain place? What did I enjoy most about being in a specific department? Give a specific example of an experience you had in this organization."
"What is one thing I should I tell the admissions committee about you?"
"Why did you choose W&J college, and not a "better" institution."
"Please explain the experiment from the paper you had published. "
"what will you like best/least about being a doctor? what 3 movies would you recommend for a person to see in their lifetime and why? what book/magazine have you read lately?what are your hobbies? what was your favorite/least favorite undergraduate class? what was your favorite/least favorite thing about college? what has been a stressful time in your life and how did you handle it? what have you learned about medicine from your volunteer experiences?"
"Tell me about what high school was like for you. Why didn't you pursue the activities you were involved with in high school? What was your point average in a high school sport?
why did you chose your undergraduate school? Your major?
Tell me about your family."
"describe your research experience"
"What would you bring with you to the profession?"
"What was the most memorable thing to happen in my life"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?
What field do you want to go into/where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"see the two above"
"What three movies would you recommend?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"What are some of your hobbies?"
"What is your favorite composer and why?"
"What has been your greatest challenge?"
"If you met me at a football game, what would you tell me about yourself?"
"Have you read any intersting books/magazines lately? Who is your hero (nonmedical or medical). Name two strengths and one area in which you could improve. How did you decide to go into medicine?"
"What is you greatest achievment?"
"How would your friends describe you?"
"If I had to choose urban vs rural which would it be?"
"So tell me about your family?"
"what are you going to do if you do not get in this year? (they ask everyone that)"
"What do you do for fun?"
"How do you think medical care is in spain? ( i spent time there)"
"When did you decide you wanted to become a doctor?"
"besides the XYZ person on your application, has there been anyone else who motivated you to choose medical profession?"
"What do you think about physician-assisted suicide?"
"What other schools I had visited for interviews?"
"What is the major healthcare crisis in the U.S.?"
"Who is your hero? (Asked twice)"
"Had I shadowed a doctor?"
"Tell me about yourself. Why do you want to be a doctor/when did you know that medicine was right for you? What would your best friend say about you? What is your greatest failure?"
"If your friends were here, how would they describe you? Weakneses?"
"What did you over all the summers?"
"What are your plans if you don't get into medical school?"
"if i could only say one thing to the committee about you, what would it be?"
"Tell me about your hobbies."
"What are the two most pressing issues in healthcare today."
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (asked twice)
What would you do if you couldn't practice medicine?(asked twice)
What do you do for fun? (asked twice)"
"Tell me about yourself?
Tell me about your research?
Why did you volunteer where you did? talked about each experience"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? (Be specific in your answer)"
"2-parter! First question, interviewer asked me "Tell me about a time you had to face a challenge that had a positive outcome. Now tell me about a time you faced a challenge that had a negative outcome / failure?""
"This thing in your application really seemed to be the turning point for you, explain it more and how it impacted your career in medicine?"
"None stand out"
"What was the last thing you googled just because you were curious?"
"Any interesting classes outside of your major?"
"The one that required thinking outside normal interview questions was: I was given examples of types of reimbursements doctors get from insurance companies. I was then asked to give the pros and cons of each situation."
"If you had a patient with tonsil cancer that smoked, drank, and did cocaine, how would you handle that situation?"
"Tell me about your immediate family."
"Why did you visit the school for an overview of your application last year?"
"Have you read any books recently regarding medicine?"
"Tell me a funny story."
"What do you like about UF?"
"If your friends could change one characteristic about you what would it be?"
"If you could have lunch with three people who are living, who would they be?"
"If I knew what killed Michael Jackson?"
"What do you think about the debate between Peter Singer and Harriet McBride Johnson?"
"What do you think your peer reviewer said about you?"
"What was your favorite course and why?"
"What do you think Ayn Rand would think of this health care dilemma we are in?"
"Very few direct questions, other than the ones listed above. Mostly conversational."
"Will you turn down Johns Hopkins if you are accepted here?"
"What was the last movie you saw?"
"How would you respond if asked to perform a task you have little experience on?"
"What is the weirdest question that I could have asked you?"
"How do you see yourself balancing your religious views and practicing medicine?"
"What was my favorite art piece i've made"
"How did you like (insert country visited here)?"
"If I could tell the admissions committee one thing about you, what would you want me to say?"
"NOTHING, The second student interviewer was a complete JERK. He was on my file the entire time and it was disgusting his attitude towards me."
"What should I tell the admissions committee about you?"
"Dr. Kevorkian recently came to UF. What is your position on euthenasia?"
"What would a typical day as a doctor be like?"
"Out of a square, circle, triangle and squigly line, which shape are you and why?"
"What do you think about the Mitchell Report? (We were talking about baseball and the Mitchell Report about steroid use had come out the day before)"
"I didn't get any ''deep'' questions. Both interviewers wanted to know all about the information I had put in my AMCAS application and in my secondary."
"As a doctor, what title would you give yourself? Like what would you want to be remembered as? What is your greatest nonacacemic achievement? "
"What book/movie character best describes you?"
"If a patient told you she did not want a blood transfusion no matter what, and then later on she came in to the hospital needing one to live, do you give it to her or not?"
"In the future, if you have a mass casualty/triage situation with your comrades and foreign fighters/insurgents, how would you deal with it?"
"Why do you stress your interdisciplinary education?"
"What do you think about the amendments on the Florida ballot?"
"How would your best friend describe you?"
"If I had to eat dinner with three people from the past, who would they be and why?"
"They were all run of the mill very basic questions"
"What is your favorite baseball team?"
"Mostly we talked about me!"
"I was asked by one interviewer about my trip to Italy that I mentioned in my Secondary. He had spent a great deal of time looking through my application and knew all the minute details included!! (i appreciated it)"
"None were very interesting. My first interviewer acted like he didn't want to be there and my second interview answered phone calls and cut me off in mid-sentence."
"If someone said you could weren't allowed to ever be a doctor, what career would you choose instead?"
"How will genetics influence the future of medicine?"
"What question aren't you prepared to answer?"
"pretty straightforward questions"
"''Are the animals you do research on harmed?'' BTW-none are :)"
"Why'd you decide to go to X?"
"What was your high school experience like? (I attended an in an inner-city medical magnet program) "
"nothing really interesting"
"Imagine an IDEAL day in your job as a doctor (in my stated specialty). Describe to me what you are doing."
"Questione were very basic: why do you want to be a doctor, what area of medicine interestests you, etc."
"All were pretty standard."
"There weren't any really interesting questions - everything was related to my application materials. "
"If you were interviewing students for medical school admission, what questions would you ask?"
"Would you perform Euthanasia? and comply with Do-Not-Resuscitate orders? Explain your thought process for each."
"why [xyz] extracurricular activity?"
"How could you change medicine?"
"we talked about a lot of interesting things b/c i had a lot in common w/ both my interviewers"
"Ten years down the road, what do you think will be the major ethical problem you will have to face in medicine? ...lively discussion ensued..."
"What schools have you applied to? Have you been accepted anywhere yet?"
"the interviews were pretty conversational"
"How do you think Chris Leak will do in the NFL?"
"How is the health coverage in China? (We had previously spoken about my experiences shadowing overseas)"
"nothing surprising/particularly interesting"
"one thing led to another in conversations...we talked about books I'd recently read and food i loved....it was very informal and conversational"
"Tell me five things you'd say about yourself to a a potential roomate."
"Nothing interesting really"
"Are most physicians able to "
"What was your favorite class and what was your best class, and why was one your favorite and one your best?"
"Pretty standard questions"
"What are the greatest problems in healthcare today?"
"If asked, would you participate in an experiment to simulate blunt force trauma to an animals brain in order to compare this to the effects of certain addictive chemicals? (Caught me very off guard)"
"What was your favorite class at your undergrad outside of science?"
"What volunteering activities have you done that you recommend to someone else? (It was implicit that the activities were to help someone understand what it is to be a doctor.)"
"How my christian worldview would help or hurt my care of patients "
"My questions were pretty much straight out of AMCAS so make sure you know what you included in your application"
"More women than men are entering medical school these days, how do you feel about that and could you maybe explain why this is happening?"
"I had two faculty interviewers. The first was stuck on ethical issues and statistics, such as how many uninsured persons currently reside in the US. The second was intimately familiar with my research, which wouldn't be bad, but for almost an hour he regailed me with his opinions on what I should be doing. "
"Describe the advantages of your research as if you were applying to a grant."
"What would you like to know about UF COM? Also, after discussing the interviewers research he asked what novel clinical applications I could think of."
"If you could totally eliminate one disease, what would you get rid of? "
"A series of questions about pop culture. "
"Why do you think chimpanzees cannot talk?"
"What can I tell you to help you decide whether you want to come to Florida?"
"I did not really get many questions mostly they just wanted to find out about me. It was more of a conversation than individual questions."
"What would your friends say is the LEAST thing they like about you?"
"If you could take one thing off your medical school application, what would it be?"
"Where have you traveled?"
"My first interviewer didn't really ask me many interesting questions, they were very straightforward, and the second interview was a conversation."
"If the Japanese language is picture-based, how do they fit all of the characters on a computer keyboard? (I'm Japanese, so unless you are, too, you shouldn't worry about getting this question)"
"What experience do you have with medicine aside from your volunteering? Any family members in the medical field?"
"Tell me about volleyball."
"ufcom is funded by state residents to subsidize your education. this includes taxes from many poor peoples who cant afford healtcare. do you feel that you owe these residents? how can medical graduates help these people?"
"How do you know what medicine is all about?"
"What are three adjectives to describe you?"
"When did you know you wanted to be a physician?"
"Specific question about my research...it actually got me thinking about variables I had not considered and may help me out in the next few weeks in the lab...who would have thought."
"When is it okay to lie?"
"So you're a practicing psychiatrist and you just diagnose someone with dementia NOS, and your patient decides to get a second opinion. How do you feel?"
"A fourth year medical student asked me to teach him what I learned about the healthcare system and medical billing on my internship."
"What do you think about abortion?"
"You seem like a people person and have artistic capabilities, do you think you would want to specialize in something artist like plastic surgery or dermatology?"
"What would you do if you did not go into medicine?"
"What is your opinion about HMOs? (This was from a conversation we'd been having about how HMOs really save money for the company and CEO, not for the patients.)"
"What do you feel is the biggest problem in medicine?"
"Describe yourself outside of your med school app."
"What do you feel is the most well known line in poetry or prose?"
"We were talking about patient-centered care, and the interviewer asked me how I thought I could accomplish this within the average 7 min pt-doctor consultation"
"How do you think your wife will handle you being in medical school."
"If you were doing an operation on a Jehovah's Witness who refused a blood transfusion, would you let her die?"
"How should physicians advance medicine?"
"What was the most innfluential discovery in medicine over the past 100 years. "
"What do you think is the most important attribute for a doctor to possess?"
"Tell me why patient advocacy is important."
"What is your biggest accomplishment?"
"All my questions were pretty striaght forward. When have I ever been in a situation in which the leader was incompetent and what did I do?"
"What is a recent medical issue that you know of that has been on the news?"
"What is your stance on the Terri Sciavo case?"
"What inspires you?"
"I told him I related to Dr. Ben Carson (who he did not know), who came from humble beginnings, to which he replied: "If you are so poor, how did you afford to go to ___ for 4 years of undergrad?"...Wow, I hope my mouth didn't drop open!"
"what i thought about the private social security accounts president bush has proposed"
"Specific questions about my application"
"Very few actual questions were asked, it was more of an unfocused conversation."
"Name some US senators. Name some Chief Justices."
"What kind of impact did the documentary "supersize me" have on the american ppl?"
"If you had three wishes what would they be?"
"What newspaper do you read?"
"How do you think a socialized health care system such as the one in Britain would work here?"
"Nothing particularly interesting. All questions were about my application. No ethics scenarios or healthcare questions. I am non-trad, so just talking about the things I have done filled the time."
"Do you ever feel like the world will come crashing down on you? how do you handle this feeling?"
"What do you think of the Atkins diet?"
"What do you perceive to be the biggest challenge you will face as a doctor?"
"Why do we have sulci/gyri?"
"What nonacademic accomplishment are you most proud of?"
"If I were to present you to the committee tomorrow, what do you want me to say about you?"
"How do you feel about alternative medicine?"
"What do you feel is the most important advance in medicine or, possibly the interviewer who asked me to draw a picture of where I saw myself in 10-15 years"
"If the government offered to pay for your medical school tution, fees, etc., would you be willing to spend 3 years practicing in a rural part of the country? This could be considered a form of socialized medicine, how do you feel about government intervention such as this?"
"(one interview was with a 4th year student, the other with a dr.)"
"He asked me about my opinions on abortion"
"Tell me about your travel experiences."
"What is the biggest difference in the practice of medicine here vs overseas (I volunteered overseas for some time)"
"Most question were pretty standard. Nothing too off the wall or out of the ordinary. "
"Do you know Madhuri Dikshit?"
"Not a specific question, but one of my hour-long interviews was given by an anesthesiologist who took me around the OR. Yes, I got out of my suit and scrubbed in. We walked around and watched about 8 different surgeries, and it was an incredible experience. He introduced me to the surgical teams very nonchalantly as they were performing their surgery! The interviewer was amazingly friendly and open too; since we didn't have an opportunity to really talk in the OR he finished his interview with me over the phone later that week."
"Most of the questions were straight off of the secondary, but they asked me why I wanted to say in Gainesville."
""do you have any questions for me?""
"When have you experienced a time when there was a lack of leadership skills (on anyone's part) and what did you do about it?"
"Why did the President get vaccinated for small pox?"
"The interviewer handed me a piece of paper and a box of crayons and told me to draw how I saw myself in ten years."
"My first interviewer shared similar research interests, and so he asked many interesting questions that were specific to my research experience and views on the direction the field is currently taking"
"Why don't you play college basketball? (I played in high school)"
"Are you smart?"
"All of the question were simple getting to know me questions based on my application"
"If you had two terms left as president of the United States, what would you do? "
"Are there any specific role models or heroes that guided you to medicine?"
"What would you do if you and your family were at a Gator football game and some of your fellow medical students (wearing UFMED shirts) were openly drunk and being obnoxious? Would you report them to the dean's office?"
"As a physician, how do you plan to achieve the type of relationship with your patients that you think you should have?"
"Who is your hero?"
"If you can't do medicine for some reason, what other field would you go into?"
"Hypothetically, 3 of your classmates are being obnoxious drunks at the football game and are making a scene. Your family is with you at the game. What do you do?"
"What sets you apart from other interviewees?"
"why shouldnt we bomb the hell out of afghanistan?"
"How would your friends describe you?"
"Draw a picture (with crayons!!!) of what where you would like to be in ten years... N.B. i really suck at drawing hence I had to label it."
"If I would like to go back to my native country, once I graduated or later in my life."
"why do we have opiate neuroreceptors?"
"For the most part the questions were pretty straight forward. Off-topic of medicine I had some interesting questions regarding atheltics."
"None stand out as interesting."
"would i want to do medicine and research? (i guess not too interesting, but every question was fairly routine)"
""What three movies would you recommend that your friends watch (not your three favorite movies)?""
"Who do I admire most and why?"
"Who is my hero and why?"
"Who is XXX? (I can't remember the name- turned out to be the most prolific furniture maker in the U.S.!)"
"You have had a lot of healthcare experience. Tell me which of them was the most significant to you and why?"
"What extracirricular activities did you do in high school?"
""Name three movies that you enjoy and explain why you enjoy them.""
"If a patient came to you and asked to receive the smallpox vaccine what would you tell him or her?"
"If you were strongly anti-abortion and one of your patients requested the procedure, how would you handle it?"
"If you were on adcom, what would you look for in aapplicant?"
"what would you think if the federal government was in charge of medical schools and anyone could go, but after you graduate, you owe 3 years of healthcare service to the government?"
"How has your view of death changed? (I volunteer at hospice)"
"what job would you really not want to do?"
"After the interviewer asked me what I thought about the uninsured, she asked how I would go about fixing the system. Makes you realize how hard it can be to change things in a realistic manner. "
"Do i know why schools discourage post-bac work?"
"What was the most difficult situation you have faced in your life?"
"nothing real out of the ordinary, though one interviewer and I talked about some recent injuries I had involving triathlon."
"What can you take from past part-time jobs and apply to medical school?"
"What types of poker games do you play?"
"If you (the interviewer) had to pick one characteristic in your determination of accepting a medical student, what would it be? "
"What kind of animal describes you and what animal would you choose to be?"
"What else should I have asked you?"
"If you could recommend only two movies for a person to see in their lifetime what would they be?"
"What did you think of the book "The House of God""
"Why do people feel it necessary to help each other?"
"As a whole, do you think the medical profession is on the right track?"
"nothing special, just general stuff"
"How do you feel about the present state of medicine?"
"You seem to have a romanticized view of bieng a dr. do you know what it is really like? How do you know what it is like? What woul dyou do if you couldn't be a dr.?What do you fear about being a dr.?"
"What aspect transcends all cultures that causes individuals to care?"
"Have you heard anything interesting in the news lately?"
"What did I know about the University of Florida COM."
"What stresses you?"
"If I were a patient, what would I look for in a doctor?"
"What did I think about the current situation with the Boy Scouts regarding religion?"
"What would your best friend say about you?"
"What do you think will be the hardest thing about going into med school/medicine for you?"
"Within the past 50 years, what do you think is the most influential technological advancement in the field of medicine? Why?"
"Do you know know what the 5th vital sign is?! (turns out it was pain)"
"what color would best describe your personality and why?"
"What do you fear most about entering medical school?"
"My interview was very personal - the questions reflected mostly on my personal statement. I also was asked about my research experience. "
"Only one interesting question. All others were the generic questions you hear all the time. Some people were asked about their favourite color... but I was asked about the price of a pint of beer in England."
"What would your best friend say about you? Give me three weaknesses. Where have you travelled?"