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"They do a great job and I love how swift the replies and updates are."
"Rank the waitlist"
"More students to talk to!"
"None. Fantastic admissions staff. Consistently communicates with applicants via email to keep us in the loop."
"It would have been nice to have the name of our interviewers provided"
"Admissions office was really friendly and helped me schedule an interview so I wouldn't have to trav"
"They are very nice people who are very resourceful and helpful."
"Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Keep it up!"
"The admissions office at UK is exceptional. I can't emphasize enough how respectful, friendly, and h"
"None -- they are awesome!"
"Nothing---they are SO NICE! They told us the date that the adcom would meet and encouraged us to cal"
"What's the last book you have read?"
"I was applying through the Rural Program so at Morehead they asked more about rural medicine like "why the RPLP program" and at Lexington it was more general like "talk about a time in conflict" or "what was your research like"."
"Where else have you applied and been accepted? Why UK?"
"What do you think is the leading health problem facing rural communities, and what would you do, as a public official, to fix this?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Was my age going to be a factor? (Im a little younger than their typical applicant)"
"What did you like the most and the least about the job of a physician from the times you shadowed?"
"What other schools did you apply to?"
"1. Tell me about yourself (I talked about my family and ended up with why I want to study medicine).
2. Why UK College of Medicine?
3. Discuss how your family background has influenced your choice of career.
4. Discuss how your father’s ill-health affected you and your family.
5. Tell us about a time where you faced a challenging situation and how you overcame it.
6. Discuss a time where you had to take initiative to bring change.
7. If you don’t get in this application cycle, would you apply again?
8. What other career would you pursue if you don’t get into medical school?
9. Why did you do a Master of Public health degree before medicine?
10. Discuss your research.
11. Tell us about your shadowing and volunteering experiences and how they influenced your decision to go into medicine.
12. Medical school is very expensive, have you considered the cost?
13. Why have you decided to go into primary care?
14. What other specialty of medicine would you consider apart from primary care?
15. How would you balance being a busy primary physician with the public health research and advocacy you want to do?
16. What have you done after you graduated from college?
17. What work are you doing now?
18. How do you reconcile your great GPA with your MCAT scores (my scores are low).
19. How did you prepare for the MCAT?
20. Which other medical schools did you apply to?
21. What ties do you have to Kentucky?
22. Do you intend to remain in the US or return to your home country after your training? (I am an international student).
23. What does your husband want? To remain here or go back to your home country?
24. How would you manage without your support system? (I told them that we’ll make new friends)."
"All general questions about my application/what I did in college"
"What is the biggest issue you'll face as a physician?"
"Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?"
"Tell me about where you're from."
"Why did I pick my major? How do I see it applying to medical school?"
"So, I'm just here to learn enough about you to be your advocate at the committee meeting next Thursday. What do I need to know to best represent you?"
"Why UK? Why medicine?"
"What are your concerns as an out of state student?"
"You said in your essay that medicine wasn't your first choice--what was?"
"How have you improved since last year? (Reapplicant)"
"are you now a california girl? why kentucky? (ii lived in ky until 14, now in CA)"
"Describe your leadership roles."
"tell me about yourself"
"What are your thoughts on the current healthcare system and if you could make any changes what would they be? (Probably asked because of my experiences in a healthcare start-up company.) "
"I was shown an article stating 40% of doctors would chose a new field if they could, and asked ''How have you made sure that you won't be one of them?''"
"When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?"
""Did you apply to any schools in CA" (this was a rhetorical question). Immediately followed by "But you didn't get in did you?" and "Yea, I didn't think so"."
"Will you reapply next year if you don't get in? What will you do if not medicine?"
"Is anyone in your family a doctor?"
"Which historical figure has inspired you?"
"Both were a conversion based but the second asked the standard why UK, and where else have you interviewed (applied)."
"Tell me about yourself?
(be prepared for this right off the bat) I basically gave him a breif bio about my family and where I've lived and stuff."
"questions about my science gpa. "
"What is your ethnic origin? Where are your parents originally from?"
"How do you deal with your stress and is there any particular person who would help you during this time."
"where else did you apply?"
"What's one thing that should change with the healthcare system?"
"Do I support stem-cell research?"
"Pretty much just a conversation."
"Tell me about yourself, how did you end up wanting to become a doctor?"
"Tell me about yourself, your relationship with your family."
"tell me about yourself. tell me about your mom, dad, and sister. do you have any pets? what do you do with your spare time?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Tell me about yourself. (Both interviewers asked me this question first.)"
"Why did I choose my university. Why UK? Why be a doctor?"
"Why do I want to be a doctor?"
"Why did you choose medicine? If not medicine, then what career would you pursue? What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
"So why did you pick (your undergraduate school)?"
"Tell me about what led up to you wanting to be a doctor."
"“One of your letter writers described you as a woman of integrity, can you explain why she wrote that about you?”"
"Describe a situation in which a family member or friend have been failed by the medical system. What could have been done differently, and what was the outcome of the situation?"
""If you were an element, which would you be and why?"... I stupidly said Hydrogen lol!"
"What kind of books do you like to read?"
"If for some reason, you were not accepted to any of the medical schools you applied to this year, what would you say was one reason why the particular school might not have accepted you?"
"What are your favorite movies/actors?"
"Describe yourself in 3 words"
"They were all pretty run of the mill questions, but two of the questions they had to ask were if I spoke any language other than English and if I took an MCAT prep course."
"So, I see that you play the piano...do you sing as well? (Medical students have a talent show) haha"
"Discuss how your father’s ill-health affected you and your family."
"Why would you bed a good physician?"
"Knowing that most students have the same stats as you (good gpa, mcat, activities), what makes you unique that we should accept you instead of them?"
"What strengths do you have/why should we pick you over everyone else?"
"It was very conversational, so there weren't many "interesting" questions. They asked what specialty I was thinking about."
"Do you have any opinions on the current state of healthcare? What do you dislike about UK?"
"If you were a student here, how would your classmates describe you?"
"nothing interesting asked"
"1st interview: was a really nice conversation--most interesting question: ''what is your favorite kind of ice cream?''
2nd interview, more question and answer format: ''I'm sure you've studied for this interview like you would a test...are there any questions you thought I would ask that I didn't?'' So I got to pick my own question and answer it :)"
"Nothing too interesting.. just a basic conversation. No hard ethical/healthcare questions."
"tell me about your family"
"If there you had a dying patient who's loved ones completely opposed your treatment plan, how would you handle the situation?"
"Do you feel that as a woman in science you have encountered any discrimination?"
"I was asked about my opinions on the current state of healthcare. Main issues discussed were cost, quality, and rationing of healthcare."
"You seem to be very enthusiastic about becoming a doctor, which is great, but how do you plan on holding onto that optimism if you find yourself surrounded by pessimistic classmates/professors/doctors?"
"If you were explaining to the admissions board the overall theme/bottom line of your application, what would you say?"
"After a series of racist questions, they asked me "Now, how DID you get into UC Berkeley?". Obviously implying the use of a 'minority card', which any asian in CA knows that you'd best be cream of the crop cuz you're definitely NOT a minority. "
"Do you want to have a private practice or work at a hospital and why?"
"How do you know if you will beable to "stomach" a career in medicine?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Just the usual...tell me about yourself, what do you do in your freetime, tell me about your research, how many times did you take the MCAT, when did you first become interested in medicine, do you work during the school year, what about leadership positions and extracurr. activities..."
"In my second interview, the interviewer was a member of a chorus on the medical campus. When she discovered I could sing, she asked me to look at the music that they are singing this semester. It was fun."
"The interview was conversational. All standard questions. "
"Why did UNC lose the basketball game on Wed. night?"
"Both of the interviews were really conversational. Probably the most interesting was about what medical issue I thought was going to be big issue in the near future. I talked about stem-cell research."
"questions about my grades."
"How do you go about gaining control over others? (I'm not kidding!)"
"What are benefits of working in a team? If another person in your group disagrees with you on some issue, how would you deal with it?"
"The doctor I interviewed with asked about my research experiences, as I applied for the MD/PhD program."
"what was the exact moment in your life when you decided to go into medicine? "
"Lots of questions about my non-traditional high school situation (several schools, early grad) and early college entrance/grad (I was 19 when I graduated college.) One interviewer seemed somewhat critical of this, but she also seemed interested and rather perplexed."
"No questions, really -- just very nice, laid-back conversations."
"Where do you want to be in five years, doing what?"
"Do you have any pets?"
"They really didn't ask many questions - we just sort of had a conversation"
"if your friends and family were to describe you in three words, what would they be"
"What type of music do you listen to?"
"What are you reading?"
"How has your lifestyle changed after living with this culture? (we talked about native americans/indian civilizations alot)"
"How I felt about the current direction of genetics (cloning, stem cell research, etc.)"
"What was the last book that you have read?"
"How would I treat a child who needed a blood transfusion, and the parents would not give consent because their religion prohibits transfusions?"
"nothing really... mostly open-ended, conversational questions"
"During your clinical experience (I am an EMT), was there any particular patient that stood out to you? Why, and how did that effect you?"
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