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"Make interview all on one day to make it easier for applicants who live far away."
"Make the website more clear in what you want the students to submit. There is some ambiguous wording on the admissions page"
"I would have liked to have known ahead of time that there would not be a formal lunch provided."
"They were great and really willing to help with anything you need."
"They seem very busy, but were good at getting back to me, especially Mrs. Marshall."
"I think the admissions staff was very friendly. Especially Linda Marshall. I had paperwork lost an"
"Why University of Nevada?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? Are you smart enough to do this?"
"What is your support/motivation in your personal life?"
"Tell me how you came into medicine."
"What are your 3 greatest strengths/weaknesses?"
"What is the most distasteful situation you could imagine encountering as a physician?"
"So why do you want to go to medical school?"
"What are your opinions on abortion"
"It's closed file so: Basic stuff like describe your volunteer experience, work experience, research, etc..."
"All the questions I was asked, I thought, were pretty generic- no curve balls. Give me your 3 greatest strengths and weaknesses. "
"Your strengths/weaknesses? Have you ever come to a crossroad in your life and what you decided to do? Have you ever been misjudged and how did you handle it?"
"What are your thoughts on euthanasia?"
"What exposure to medicine have you had?
What do you do for fun?"
"What would your best friend say about you if he/she were here?"
"If you were on a desert island alone, what three drugs would you want with you?"
"Discuss the social and ethical considerations of Euthenasia."
"Tell me about yourself.What are you doing now? Best and worst personality traits?"
"If you could never study medicine, what would you do?"
"Your mom and your best friend. What would they say about you if they were here?"
"What do you do for fun?"
"Have you ever had a traumatic experience?"
"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?"
"The one about abortion."
"Describe a situation where you helped a friend and what did you learn about yourself"
"Tell me about yourself"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"When was the last time you cried "
"What do you think when you see a homeless person on the street?"
"If you were asked to give a lecture about drug abuse to a group of kids, what would you say and why?"
"Quite a few questions, but somewhat standard. The questions lead to more conversation. All the typical questions, like "Why do you want to be a doctor?""
"Why this school?"
"Faculty - Tell me about yourself; Tell me about your research; Why UNR; General ethical issues...etc."
"Who are you voting for...and three reasons why you're voting for them."
"If you didn't make it into medical school what would you do?"
"What experiences have you had that made you realize medicine was the career for you?"
"Can you think of any reason why you might change your mind about being a physician?"
"How would you give a address drug addiction to a group of high school students?"
"Discuss the pros and cons of a current ethical dilemna in medicine."
"The usual: why medicine, why this school, blah, blah."
"Tell me about yourself."
"major blunder in life"
"Describe the social and ethical impacts of abortion?"
"If medicine (being a doctor) wasn't an option, what would you do?"
"What are some issues facing medicine?"
"What would your best friend say are your best qualities?"
"What do you do with your free time?
"A pregnant teenage girl comes into you and is scared and doesn't know what to do with the baby. What advice do you give her?"
"What is one thing you regret and why? How would you do it differently?"
"What would you do if you don't get in?"
"Ethics question regarding religion."
"What has been your favorite non-science class? Science class?"
"If you could invite 3 people to dinner, who would they be (living, fictional, dead)?"
"If your sister was dating a HIV patient of yours, what would you do?"
"How would you respond to a patient who googled his medical condition and was insistent about his diagnosis but it is shown that he has a complete different condition?"
"I was asked ''what do you think doctors talk about?'' I responded with some ethical topics and he then asked me to pick one and describe it."
"Name three best and worst qualities, and explain how you could make one of your worst qualities a positive one."
"If you had to choose on celebrity to have lunch with, who would it be? "
"1. What is your biggest fear about a career in healthcare?
2. If you had to speak to high school students about drug use, what would you say?"
"Why are the manholes round?"
"What was your best/worst medical experience, and why?"
"Would you be able to morally separate yourself from a procedure if you didn't personally agree with it?"
"(I was asked a number of pharmaceutical questions because the medical student who conducted the interview was also a PharmD)
-If you were stranded on a desert island alone, what three drugs would you like to have?"
"When was the last time you cried?"
"Would you support legislation in that implemented universal healthcare in the US?"
"How much is too much?"
"What would you do if you caught a classmate cheating?"
"The sewage system was created sometime in the 50's. Why were the manholes circular in shape?"
"Do you know the connection between Nevada and North Dakota?"
"Tell me a joke."
"Who do you think is the greatest athlete still alive today?"
"If you were to hurt a loved one how would you deal with it?"
"Are all physicians scientists? Should they be?"
"You are a practicing physician and a patient has expressed that she's pregnant and wants to have an abortion. How do you handle this situation?"
"If you were sued twice as often as your business partner, what would you think and what would you to to change it?"
"What will be your biggest challenge in attending medical school?"
"If you could go back in time and talk to anyone, who would it be and what would you ask them."
"How will your faith impact the practice of medicine for you?"
"If you were to be dropped in a refugee camp with 10,000 people, assuming that you had complete medical training, what would be the first thing you would do?"
"I wouldn't say that the questions were difficult or particularly "interesting" however I really got the feeling that the questions were used to begin conversations that became interesting. The thread of which, depends on the interviewee. "
"Imagine that you are a fully trained MD, and we fly you off to some refugee camp (10k people) out in the middle of nowhere. What would you do when you landed?"
"Please discuss a current ethical issue debated in medicine (and society) and present both the pros and cons of the issue."
"Give me an example of an ethical issue that you are concerned about and discuss it."
"Who was the most influential American in the 20th Century?"
"What would you say to a pregnant 15 year old?"
"Actually nothing really stuck out when thinking about the interview afterwards... they just wanted to get to know me and my experiences."
"If there were two doctors with the same competency level and you noticed a pattern that one of the physicians was being sued twice as many times as the other one, what would you infer or assume?"
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"Tell me something that you have done that you are not proud of."
"What would you like to ask me about medical school? "
"If a 14 year old girl presented in the ER pregnant,bleeding and wanting an abortion, what would you do?"
"Name a time when you found an interesting way to resolve a problem."
"What was the worst thing you've ever done?"
"Dinner with three, who would it be and what would you ask them"
"What question haven't I asked you that you would like the committee to know?"
"Go back 20 years, how would medical school admissions differ from today?"
"What is empathy?"
"If President Bush called you up today and made you czar of health care in the United States, what would you do to fix it?"
"Pick an ethical topic and discuss it."
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