"MMI, signed NDA"
"MMI, so can't reveal too much. There were 9 total stations, 1 was a patient interaction."
"I won't disclose the contents of the MMI. From my understanding, it was a typical MMI."
"Tell me about experience X."
"Who are you?"
"If you had an unexpected free day, what would you?"
"Explain your unbalanced MCAT score."
"Why is there such a disparity between your grades in the humanities and those in the sciences? (Asked this twice, although worded slightly different)"
"You could go to your state school and pay much less money. Why do you think UVM would be worth the extra money?"
"specific questions about my file (activities, grades, etc)"
"Why do you want to live in Vermont? (I live in Texas)"
"What are you most proud of?"
"How do you think health care should be paid for in the U.S.?"
"What do you think are the negatives of becoming a physician? How would you deal with those aspects as a physician?"
"Tell me about your life etc"
"What are 3 of the biggest problems in medicine right now?"
"All about my AMCAS application."
"Who has been the greatest influence on your life"
"Proudest achievement outside of academics/science/clinical research/medicine"
"What are you doing after you graduate? (I finish in December)"
"just questions about my experiences, very conversational"
"Why do you want to be a doc?"
"What do you think will be the advantages and disadvantages to going into medicine?"
"Tell me about a time when you had to take care of someone."
"Describe your career before med school."
"Why Medicine? Why UVM?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?
"You're in front of the admissions committee panel. Tell us why we should take you over someone else."
"What are your plans if you don't get into medical school?"
"How do you feel your background has prepared you for primary care practice."
"What has been a positive impact on your life? What has been a negative impact on your life?"
"Why UVM? Why Vermont?"
"What do you think of Vermont?"
"What is a personallity trait that sets you apart."
"(Personal questions about AMCASS app) "
"tell me about yourself"
"Why Vermont? Why UVM? Why Medicine?"
"why uvm? vermont?"
"Explain MCAT scores and GPA."
"Why the USA?"
"Why UVM? Why medicine?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Why do you think you deserve to attend UVM over the other applicants?"
"What will you do if you are not accepted this year?"
"How did you hear about UVM?"
"Tell me about your experience in Ghana. "
"Bioethics scenario questions."
"Why did you decided to go into medicine (later in life, since I'm a non-trad)?"
"Review of logistics from AMCAS app; where I went to school, where I grew up, etc."
"Are you considering the MD/PhD program?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years."
How did you decide that lab research isn't for you? "
"I see you have done well thus far, what are your weaknesses."
"Why UVM? Why the northeast?"
"What are the origins of xxx language(obscure language I am familiar with)?"
"Tell me how you handled your ailment (mentioned above)."
"Was a conversation, no questions were asked. We just hit it off. Just like old buddies talking..."
"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
"What intellectual pursuits have you taken while in school? What did you enjoy about these experiences? What did you not enjoy?"
"Tell me about your job"
"What do you like to do for fun? "
"Describe your friends."
"Where do you see (U.S.) healthcare?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Why did you decide to go into medicine?"
"What do you do in your spare time?"
"What questions do you have about UVM?"
"What do you do for fun?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? There are plenty of other professions where you can help people."
"tell me about your research, teaching, and other jobs ..."
"Talk about an issue in medicine. (be prepared to know this issue IN DEPTH)"
"Comment on an experience that you've had with a difficult person."
"Are you ready for the intensity of medical school?"
"Did you know you wanted to be a physician when you first attended undergrad?"
"Tell me about your clinical experience"
"Why do you want to come to vermont?"
"Why do you want to go to UVM?"
"What type of medicine do you want to practice? "
"What are some of the major issues you see in health care in the future?"
"Tell me about your activities "
"Why medicine, why UVM?"
"Did you learn to type at your highschool? (First question)."
"Tell me about your research/what does ____ mean?"
"What classes are you taking?"
"Tell me about your thesis."
"Where do you see yourself 15 years from now?"
"What is one of your weaknesses?"
"Tell me some of your successes and failures."
"Talk about this article you wrote."
"Why UVM amongst all the other great schools out there? What's so special about this place?"
"What is one problem that you forsee yourself having as a med student? As a resident? As a physician?"
"Why should we accept you?"
"How did you end up knowing becoming an MD is what you wanted?"
"Tell me about your community service..."
"What is your biggest weakness?"
"Tell me about what you have done since graduation."
"Why UVM? Why Syracuse for undergrad?"
"What would you say is a weakness of yours?"
"Weaknesses? Over and over and over she dwelled on my weaknesses. I can only hope that means she thought I was a strong candidate."
"Your role model?"
"Why do you want to become a doctor?"
"what should I tell the committee on your behalf?"
"What's your town like"
"Tell me about yourself. Why do you want to come to UVM? Where do you see yourself in 10 years, what field of medicine?"
"What are some of your positive attributes?"
"Describe your work experience (i.e. clinical research)."
"What do you anticipate to be the greatest challenge you will face in medical school?"
"Why UVM? Your strengths & weaknesses?"
"What would you do if you didn't get into med school this year?"
"Tell me about your friends and family."
"Why medicine? Why not a social worker or nurse instead? (You will definitely be asked this question!!)"
"What influences shaped you?"
"What do you think of malpractice?"
"How did Native Am. etc.? What do you think will be hardest in med school? How can I explain to the admissions commitee that you're scores are not reflective of how intelligent you are?"
"What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Are you a reader and what book are you currently reading?
Tell me about your research."
"What is the bigest problem in health care right now?
Why the University of Vermont?
If a kid comes to your office with a genetic problem and the monther says don't tell my minor kid about his/her disease? what would you do?"
"why didn't you take any time off between medical school and college?"
"Tell me about *blah* experience from my AMCAS. (The interviewer obviously had spent a lot of time reviewing it.)"
"Why do you want to be a physician? What are some of your strengths? Why UVM?"
"Why UVM?, Why move from CA?"
"Tell me about your research."
"Why medicine (as a second career)?"
"How did you decide to become a physician?"
"view on physician assisted suicide"
"What lead you to want to go into the medical field?"
"Why MD/Phd? This was more of a grilling session...(the guy pretty much presented the woefully long duration of the program, difficulty level, stress afterwards to dissaude me...I just smiled."
"wat is the problem w healthcare today and solutions to it"
"Who is a role model of yours?"
"So tell me about yourself. Start anywhere you like."
"what was the nobel in med awarded for"
"What is the political make up of Vermont?"
"Tell me about your service activities."
"What is partial birth abortion?"
"Can't remember...mostly converstaional questions...very pleasant"
"Why should we choose you over the other applicant?"
"What do you like to do during your free time?"
"Why medicine and not another profession where you can help people one on one?"
"very conversational... where do you want to settle in the future? why uvm? why medicine? are you a patriots fan? oh, and my interviewer knew my file really well (particularly my personal statement and a select few activities) so be prepared to go in-depth with your responses"
"Tell me about a time when you used empathy."
"What do you need to improve on before/during medical school?"
"If you could invite a famous person to dinner, who would you invite?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"give an example of a failure in your life"
"How well do you work with other people? (i.e. are you a leader or a follower)"
"What would the person who knows you best say about your strengths and weaknesses?"
"Clarify the phrase: "There is no social justice without a single payer system""
"Why medicine? Why not physical therapy."
"How did you decide to pursue medicine?"
"why med school and more specifically WHY UVM?"
"Tell me about your research"
"how do you deal with stress?"
"What will you do if you don't get into medical school?"
"What have you improved from last year/what have you done differently this cycle?"
"How are you different from other applicants?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor and not some other health care professional?"
"Explain to me your email address."
"two strengths, and THREE weaknesses"
""I don't understand why you said" this or that...."
"what hardships do you think you will have as a med student? as a physician?"
"what would you do if you couldn't be a physician?"
"what would you do if you didn't get into medical school"
"WHere do you see yourself in ten years? Describe your typical work day."
"why did you apply to uvm?"
"Why do you want to come here? (asked in various ways for the first 15-20 minutes of the interview) probably important for them to ask applicants from warmer climates and big cities--totally understandable"
"Tell me about x experience."
"Very few actual questions. Mostly it was a conversation."
"What's a book you've read recently?"
"How has your special experience in college changed you?"
"Nothing too interesting, just had me repeate my application over and over."
"How do you see medicine changing when you become a doctor?"
"How can more doctors be drawn to work in rural areas?"
"How many youth do you have praying for you? (based off of a reference in my AMCAS application)"
"None really interesting, but he seemed very interested in getting to know my family life and background. He asked me to tell him where my parents came from and their background as well as my life story... It was low stress though."
"Tell me about your thesis"
"How does the general public perceive physicians?"
"The interview was conversational; there wasn't just one interesting question"
"What do you think about the new healthcare reform? (It was like a day after it had passed...we spent most of the interview conversing about this topic)"
"Give me your ideal day off. What you would do, where, with whom, etc."
"What would you do if you couldn't go into medicine? What will our health care system look like in 5 years?"
"What books have I read recently? That led into finding that the interviewer and I both have the same interest"
"In what ways do South Americans lead better lifestyles than Americans? (Because I studied there)"
"All the questions were very expected, nothing out of the ordinary"
"What was the most interesting thing you saw while working in an ER?"
"Say something interesting about yourself. So if you are interviewing, have an answer ready."
"You talked about attending x conference in your AMCAS application, who should get to decide how organs are distributed and by what method?"
"How are you going to deal with people you don't agree with? Tell me about an experience dealing with someone different than you."
"What achievement are you proudest of?"
"Describe your perfect day. "
"Tell me about your high school visits (I went back to my HS last year and I'm going back this year again to talk to kids about college. We actually spent a good deal of time on this.)"
"What would be your approach to deal with a difficult or uncooperative patient, give an example of how you've handled it in your clinical experiences"
"Tell me about your life."
"What is the worst problem in health care today?"
"do you think focusing on MCAT scores is a good way for medical schools to distinguish applicants?"
"What are your wildest dreams?"
"What one thing do you want to accomplish?"
"Who made the most impression on your life."
"Have you read anything good lately?"
"How do you think you'll handle the power of being a physician? "
"How did you decide on your undergraduate institution, and how does that inform your decisionmaking process for a medical school?"
"more conversational, with a few basic questions"
"Just standard questions about my aplpication."
"There were no interesting questions - all were very bland. This was disappointing, as I was hoping for thought-provoking questions. "
"Why did you come to the U.S. to study medicine(all the way from Korea)?"
"Problems with the Canadian Healthcare system"
"do you think that your creative spirit will be subdued if you go into primary care"
"Who's your role model?"
"Describe a challenge you've overcome?"
"What scares you about becoming a doctor?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"who founded uvm"
"Who is your role model?"
"How me might approach the health care problem in the U.S. (though he did not really ask me we kind just discussed it)."
"What did UVM stand for? It was asked during a group session before the interview process began. Google it for the meaning!"
"Why do you like writting? (I never mentioned that in file or discussion)"
"Questions about very specific hypothetical bioethics situations."
"Why did you publish your paper under an alias?"
"What do you think a Dr should be paid?"
"All were pretty straight-forward ''tell me about yourself and experience ''type questions"
"A question pertaining to my upbringing and how I have supported myself."
"How does your research (plant bio / agricultural) relate to human medicine?"
"Tell me about how you got to see surgery at age 12."
"I don't recall any particularly striking question that made me go, wow, what a neat question! Every question was sort of run of the mill"
" It was more of a conversation, so no difficult or unique questions"
"Tell me about your sister's diabeties."
"Why did I pick my major? What made me change paths from History to medicine?"
"How do you move a 200 lbs keg?"
"Tell me three words with which to describe you to the admissions committee."
"How did I deal with a past ailment listed on my AMCAS."
"What current areas of basic research in biology will lead to new cures in medicine?"
"What do you do in your spare time? In all of those experiences, can you tell me about one very positive and one very negative experience? "
"What is the most difficult thing you will face as a Physician?"
"What do you think will be the most difficult thing for you to deal with in medical school? "
"Describe a typical day as you see it 10 years from now starting from when you wake up."
"What would you do if you didn't get in this year? What if you couldn't ever become a doctor?"
"[I am a non-trad applicant who went to law school before really deciding on medicine.] When did you finally get your "
"My interviewer asked me a lot of questions about my background specifically."
"If you had all the knowledge of the human genome what would you do with it?"
"I was directly asked the basic questions like tell me about yourself, your interest in UVM, why you want to be a doctor, and then the rest of the interview was basically just a conversation."
"What should I say to the admissions committee when it's time to talk about you?"
""Hospice is a socially accepted form of euthanasia." Agree, disagree, why?"
"How would I respond if a terminally ill patient disclosed they were considering suicide?"
"How have your research experiences helped prepare you for a career as a physician?"
"Do you think you would be able to adjust to the atmosphere of Vermont"
"Compare health care systems of the US and of the UK."
"Were you interested in becoming a doctor while you were in college? (i've taken several years off)"
"tell me about yourself"
"Tell me about your volunteer experience."
"I showed an interest in pediatric oncology and the interviewer's response was: "Dont you realize these kids are going to die? Why would you want to be part of that?" "
"If you had a day all to yourself what would you?"
"What was the last book that you read?"
"What is the most important problem facing medicine today?"
"If someone found a homeless person passed out downtown and they were brought to the hospital, do you think that they would be denied care? Why or why not?"
"If you could write your own eulogy what would you want to be remembered for?"
"What is a difficult situation (with a person) you had to handle?"
"What type of movies/books do you like?"
"Why did you choose MD rather than MD/PhD?"
"How does the trauma service at your institution compare to UVM's?"
"nothing too interesting"
"Nothing difficult. All specific questions pertaining to my essay and activities"
"If you were new to an area and needed to be seen by a physician what is the #1 most important characteristic for that physician to have? (He would take "a cold fish scientist before a humanistic physician")."
"Do you know what (some obscure musical instrument) is?"
"How would you restructure public housing in Boston to promote more community? (Related to my volunteer experience)"
"Tell me about your [interesting experience]."
"nothing really, the usual: why vermont, how would you deal with the cold weather, "
"How did the Europeans treat you?"
"What do you think about euthanasia?"
"He asked about an article I had written for s journal. He said he hadn't heard of the disorder the article was about, but he asked a bunch of relevant follow-up questions, so he was definitely testing me."
"Who are you role models and how did they impact your decision to enter medicine?"
"During which life transition did you decided to be a physician?"
"Are you interested in Vermont because of the mountains? (my experience is very outdoorsy)"
"So why MD and not PhD?"
"Discuss your clinical experience."
"Specific question about my personal statement"
"I was not asked any questions that were interesting."
"Nothing out of the ordinary"
"What are your opinions on antibiotics?"
"What is Chinatown like in Philadelphia?"
"What is your least favorite class that you took?"
"How do you foresee using genetics as an effective clinician?"
"What would your co-workers say about you?"
"Are you interested in participating in a MPH program?"
"Speaking of drinking, what happened in your freshman year? (she wanted me to crack)"
"Where do you see yourself practicing? ( I had mentioned my interest in international medicine)"
"What can be done to provide health care in an equitable manner across the entire (national) population?"
"It was a 45min exploration of ethics, the question just kept becoming more focused and pointed after I answered. The interviewer was very attentive and didn't let me get away with making generalizations"
"Do you think that spending three months working in a health clinic in a poor country really helps improve things?"
"Describe a time in your life when you were so overwhelmed you didn't think you would make it."
"Why MD and not RN or DO?"
"Why do you think there has been an increase in the number of cases of ADHD diagnosed over the last few years? (this question was specific to me considering my research is in the area of child psychiatry and ADHD)"
"Should government be responisible for the health insurance of every citizen?"
"Describe yourself in a sentence."
"Why are you friends with your friends? What common link do you all have that makes you friends?"
"Tell me about your family and friends."
"Why did you decide to major in neuroscience and philosophy? What connection do they have?"
"How do you plan to change the world? (this followed an idealistic tangent of mine)"
"What have been the most important medical advances in the last 100 years?"
"Nothing unusual. But they do make it a point to talk about some current health issues."
"What makes you who you are today?"
"How did being Native American play a role in your life/upbringing?"
"What person has had the most impact on you in your life?"
"How do you feel about working in a homogeniously white population of Vermont?
"The questions were mostly standard. She really knew my application and asked about me research."
"No questions were interesting; the interviewer kept pressing me on my religious beliefs. "
"Take your pick: Taiwan politics, international policy, fishing in Lake Champlaign, perceptions of Americans overseas, being a military doctor, health care policy."
"Young woman (teenager), who is 17 years old, is in your office for a routine check-up, but is really there to find out if she is pregnant(and indeed she is), and her mom is outside in the waiting room, would you tell the mother about her daughter's pregnancy or not?"
"Questions about Spanish history and culture. ( I studied there for a year)"
"How did you improve your verbal score in a matter of a year? (I took the MCAT twice)"
"It sounds like you have a lot of experience working with patients, what do you think are the advantages of being an older student?"
"Besides medicine, what other career interests you?"
"no one interesting question-just lots of good probing character and motivational questions"
"What havent I asked you that you would like me to?"
"How am I going to pay for medical school?"
"Why is the practice of medicine not ideal?"
"Is there any issue/has there been a time that just makes you want to jump out of the soap box and say something?"
"wat is the problem w healthcare today and solutions to it"
"How do you deal with a coworker who you have a problem with? I'm not sure why this tripped me up - just an unexpected question I guess. "
"Do you drink Coke?"
"what was the nobel in med awarded for"
"What should we do about the spread of AIDS?"
"What is it like for a person with so much on their plate to focus on one thing?"
"Why do so many students from your school apply here at Vermont? "
"How did you manage all that you did? (referring to my activities)"
"Paint a portrait of your self to decribe your personality and strengths and weaknesses."
"Ho do view the ethical issues surrounding engineered bodies and stem cell research?"
"nothing really interesting."
"What do you think of medical ethics? (I'm not quite sure how I was supposed to answer this one . . . they're good?)"
"Think about your career 50 years from now and tell me what you want your medical legacy to be. "
"Asked about Cipro use in Anthrax scare. To assess Rxing to pt for use in case of infection."
"If your wife was sitting here what would she say were your strengths and weaknesses"
"Tell me about your dance ?"
"if i considered myself a type a or type b personality"
"What was your high school experience like?"
"Who was your role model in life?"
"Gave various scenarios that lead to a discussion of healthcare issues."
"Where do you see yourself in the future?"
"Many questions asked me to draw from experiences and think aobut things a little more in depth than in some interviews. For example, did a particular patient stand out to me? Has a patient/family member of a patient ever angered me? What was my favorite book? Why was it my favorite book? What about the characters could I relate to?"
"do you think there are any negative aspects of attending UVM?"
"Where is health care going? What are some of the problems facing HC system in the US?"
"Where do you get your spunk from?"
"What is your essense?"
"I was asked if I had taken any courses, etc in ethics, and if I had I was asked to expound on a topic within medical ethics."
"Do you think you have a unique contribution to the student body and to the school? "
"You care a lot for the people you work with, how do you deal with it when they fail or don't progress the way they should?"
"How will you deal with dying patients and death in general as a physician?"
"When you hang out with your friends, do you tend to just ogle women and talk sports, or are you guys out to figure out the meaning of life?"
"Do you realize how boring being a doctor can be?"
"so you have close friends - what is it that makes people your friends? what is friendship?"
"I was given a quote from Hemingway's Farewell to Arms and asked what I thought about it."
"Is there a patient that you worked with that you found to be memorable? "
"In what ways did you mature from your volunteer experiences?"
"how do you want to be remembered (i.e. an epitath)"
"What does your name mean and tell me about your parents."
"Have you ever taken an unpopular stance/position and what was the experience like?"
"Is there anything you've seen here at UVM that might dissuade you from coming here?"