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"I wish the questions gave me an opportunity to talk about myself positively. It felt very negative overall."
"Shorter day and more thought put into the interview itself."
"Make the tour a little bit longer instead of just going to the gross anatomy lab"
"They seem to have everything down pat. Again, the only negative is the 15 minute interview!"
"Make timeline for out of state waiver clear. Financial aid and admissions were not on the same page as to how that happens."
"Increase interview time. In some cases, where applicants have more than basic shadowing and research, it is very hard to discuss several years of experiences in 30 minnutes are less."
"The person that interviewed me was foreign, and had a very thick accent. We had a very hard time understanding each other. At one point I had to repeat myself three times before he understood what I was telling him. I don't think this made for a very good interview experience for me and for all the others that will interview with him."
"I would prefer an interview with more complex questions rather than ones that seem so generic. I fel"
"Eliminate the "optional" letter-writer ranking form."
"Horribly hard to get ahold of anyone to send in updates, confirm receipt of materials, etc.. And the"
"What would you do if you didn’t get in?"
"What makes you a unique applicant/a good fit for this school?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"My interviewers chose not to look at my personal statement or secondary essay, so they asked me to explain 'my story'."
"Where did you grow up?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years."
"what led you to medicine?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?
The interviewer then proceeded to ask about 6 or 7 further questions that were more specific than but related to this question."
"Tell me about yourself. It was more like a conversation."
"When was a time when you were unfairly judged/criticized? What did you do?"
"How did you end up in Nebraska?"
"Tell us how you decided to pursue a career in medicine."
"Do you have any volunteer experience?"
"What experiences have prepared you for med school?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Why Medicine? Why Nebraska?"
"What have you done since completing your undergraduate?"
"Very conversational, it started with tell me about yourself."
"Standard tell me about yourself and why you want to go into medicine"
"Why medicine? Why the University of Nebraska? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Can't help you here...be ready to discuss the following 1. Research 2. Shadowing/Clinical experience 3. What you do outside of pre-med crap 4. Organizations you are heavily involved with"
"Why did you move to Omaha?"
"Name a patient/experience that you remember while working as a CNA."
"Why do you want to pursue medicine?"
"tell, me about yourself? why medicine. what would you do if you weren't a doctor?
I'm an resident of nebraska but go school out of state, so we talked a little about my school, because he knows how tuff it is out there, and reputation it had.."
"So tell me about yourself. What brought you to medicine?"
"Tell me about yourself and where you grew up?"
"The all too well known "Tell me about yourself""
"The proverbial "Tell me about yourself?""
"Why Univeristy of Nebraska."
"The always fun: Tell us about yourself."
"How do you know you really want to be a doctor and aren't just sick of doing research?"
"Tell us about yourself."
"What makes you tick?"
"Tell me about yourself? (The interviewer was really prepared)"
"What do you do in California?"
"So I know you are a senior tell me more about yourself?"
"Tell me about your families medical background"
"Tell me about your family?"
"How did you get to this point, wanting to become a doctor?"
"Where are you from?"
"What are you weaknesses?
Why do you think you can be a dentist?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"Why did you apply here?"
"What is a positive/negative quality that doctors have"
"What is the most negative aspect of your current job in healthcare?"
"None. Everything was simply background."
"Tell me a joke (in response to my saying that my best friend would describe me as lighthearted and funny)."
"How have you changed in the last few years?"
"How are you tied to Nebraska (as in the state, not necessarily the university)?"
"What would you do if you won the lottery?"
"In your clinical experiences, did you witness any bad patient outcomes? How did the physician handle the situation and how would you?"
"What would your friends say about you?"
"Tell us about yourself."
"What experiences have you had that you feel have especially prepared you for medicine as a profession?"
"What would you do if you didn't get in this year?"
"None really, i was told from the get go by my interviewer that he wasn't there to try and trick me. We just talked about my life and my interest in medicine."
"How would your friends describe you?"
"Does the legislature in your home state allow stem cell research?"
"What triggered your interest in medicine?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"None too interesting. Ended up talking about my family a lot."
"A question about an significant experience in my personal statement."
"Do you think it is a physician's responsibility to enforce preventative medicine? What if you have limited time to spend with each patient?"
"Nothing too interesting"
"What do you do for fun?"
"The questions were very basic--mostly about why I wanted to pursue medicine; my clinical experience, academic preparation, hobbies, etc."
"how do you prepare for a test? where is the carotid artery? how do you take pulse...do not be afraid of questions, i got a (probably tougher)interviewer (than most)...but that's good for me because i totally knew all the answers and prepared for them well. my interivew lasted over 30 minutes so that was great to go into 50 mins. "
"What kind of exposure have you had to medical students?"
"My interviewer wanted to know about my family and where I grew up which was nice and easy to talk about. "
"I don't think I was asked any questions. My interviewer stuck her head in my statement and essentially just read it. She appeared completely unprepared and disinterested."
"Tell me about yourself...."
"Nothing particularly interesting...very conversational."
"How will you balance medical school with a family?"
"How would I change health care right now if I could make one or two changes?"
"None, all were typical."
"How will your relationship with your girlfriend be effected if you decide to come here?"
"Nothing really. It was a get-to-know-you session."
"None, no surprises kind of boring."
"Nothing really, just a lot of the basics."
"How do you see medicine will change the next few years?"
"How do you feel about a patient's religious beliefs if it gets in the way of their care?
"How do I deal with difficult people?
"Who would you treat one person with leukemia who was in need of a bone marrow transplant or 100 ill poor people?"
"What would you do if you do not get in this year?"
"No interesting questions at all. Just the basic stuff."
"Where will you be in ten years?"
"What was th elast book you read?"
"None. The interviewer had not prepared any questions; I basically told him the things I thought he should know about me, as they came up. I am not sure whether this strategy of directing the interview was a good idea, or not."
""So, you really seem like someone who is searching for yourself".....Whoa, that put's it to ya!"
"In the next 20 years, what do you see as a major problem in the medical field?"
"If I talked to your friends, how would they describe you?"
"Tell me a little bit about yourself - there wasn't much time for a lot of questions and since the interview is closed-file, you'll spend most of your time talking about stuff that is in your application."
"What do you like to do in Montana?"
"What did you do in high school to receive a full scholarship?"
"Usually people do what they are best at, and in undergrad. you excelled in psychology, so why then dentistry?"
"What would your friends say your weaknesses are?"
"Do you consider yourself to be a better independent learner than most other medical students."
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