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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center School of Medicine
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1902
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 120
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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center School of Medicine
Allopathic Medical School
Winston-Salem
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 196 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $58,823
  • Non - Resident Tuition $58,823
  • Application Fee $125
  • AVG MCAT 511
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 66.8
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Admissions Information

  • Student Admissions
  • Watlington Hall, 3rd Floor, Suite B
  • Medical Center Boulevard
  • Winston-Salem 27157
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Wake Forest University is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, approximately halfway between Washington, DC, and Atlanta, Georgia. Our city has a fascinating history, an abundance of charm, a vibrant arts community, a wide variety of recreational opportunities, and a commitment to technology and research development. We are right in the center of ACC basketball and football, as well as world-class golf, and we are located less than an hour from the mountains and just a short drive from the coast.

Curriculum

Students study the basic and clinical sciences in an integrated fashion across the five phases of the four-year curriculum, utilizing a variety of educational methods including small-group, problem-based learning. Community-based clinical experiences in the first-year, as well as a focus on general population health, are hallmarks of the curriculum. Humanistic and professionalism issues are addressed longitudinally across the curriculum in formats designed to provide students with a clear understanding of the role and responsibilities of physicians within society. Information technology has been integrated into the curriculum and all incoming students are provided with an IBM ThinkPad laptop computer.

Facilities

The main teaching hospital of the School of Medicine is North Carolina Baptist Hospital, which contains 781 licensed beds. The facilities include a 75-bed intensive care unit; a 20-bed intermediate care unit; a 22-bed coronary care unit; a 125-bed Brenner Children?s Hospital including a 37-bed intensive care nursery; 83 cancer beds; a 12-bed bone marrow transplant unit; 44 psychiatry beds; a 39-bed rehabilitation unit; an eight-bed burn unit, a 40-room operating suite, and adjoining postanesthesia units consisting of 83 beds. Patients come from all parts of North Carolina and many other states.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 159
Negatively 19
No change 17

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.13 191

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 138

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Their efficiency and efficacy is representative of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great idea to give out the info booklets, this will really help me remember my experiences during the interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office was not pleasant, and gave me a negative first impression on Wake Forest. The timing of the interview day was poor, and it felt like we spent a lot of time sitting around, waiting for the next thing to happen." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thank you for being so friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the directions to the Admissions office should be a little more detailed. Specifically, park in the B parking garage on the Orange level. (They don't tell you which garage and they call it level G, but the garage is color coded, it's not level G until you're inside the hospital.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please put out signs or something to help us find the admissions office. I got lost many times. Also a student hosting program would be nice. But otherwise in person they were incredibly nice and I loved the endless supply of snacks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing they are awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"More specific directions to the admissions office! It was so difficult to find even the student tour guides got a bit turned around!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student hosting program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Respond more promptly to in-the-area emails so people don't keep travel plans on hold for you!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Better instructions for how to find the admissions office." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office were amazingly helpful, great people!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Organize a student host service!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please send applicants a MAP of the hospital instead of vague word directions to your office." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do away with the host "mom"" More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be nice if the 15-20 minute interviews were maybe 20-25" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have more presence in the day--with the host "mom" as a primary contact, this link with admissions w" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really wish that the admissions office would give you a call as soon as they know they will be int" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were very nice people. Among the nicest of any place I interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, the admissions office is awesome. They are very kind, helpful, considerate and willing to help" More from this Member | Report Response

"None - they were great." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very well run. One of the best interviews I have been on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They have all been incredibly friendly, responsive, and helpful to my questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"More bottled waters." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were the only school that I interviewed at that recycled the plastic name tag holders that you" More from this Member | Report Response

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"none!" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What brought you to Wake?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About the essays I had written for my secondary" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of medicine do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the biggest problem with medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What got you interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The interviewers only had access to my AMCAS essay and my secondary essay(s). They asked me questions about the experiences I had listed there." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Strengths and Weaknesses, and what are you doing to work on your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the biggest mistake you've ever made" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do on the weekends" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see medicine in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Very conversational interviews with mostly just questions about expanding on things I had written on my secondary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who are your personal and professional role models?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A lot of the questions were very specific to my situation. It was clear to me each interviewer had read my file very thoroughly." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose to apply to Wake Forest?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Biggest Failure" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you listen to country music? (Apparently there is a country song with my full name in it)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine instead of research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where will medicine be in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of doctor do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who or what inspires you? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your family. What do your parents do. Are your parents physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How is your wrist? (In AMCAS essay I had mentioned having carpal tunnel)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interviews were very informal and flowed naturally off of the activities and background info you provided the school (note, the interviewers only had access to your essays and not your grades) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who or what inspired you to medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think medical school will be different from being an undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you mother and father do? It was really weird because each interviewer pressed this question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you expect to get out of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They asked me about specific things off of my application mostly." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Could you imagine living in the south?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why your UG?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

" what is the biggest problem in healthcare and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain this particular answer in your secondary further." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you switching form Public Health to Medicine? Won't you help more people in Public Health?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Go through your entire academic and non-academic career and tell me what has prepared you for medicine. What are the strengths and weaknesses of your application? Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose the UG you did?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any questions for me as a female doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your hobbies and interests outside of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do outside of studying?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe clinical experiences you have had." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why Wake?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you did not get accepted to a med school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your experiences at _______ hospital." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Wake? (Asked by all)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you do during your gap year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Wake? (Asked by all three interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose your undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where are you from" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research. What did you do specifically?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you change the medical school application process?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Strength?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the role of PAs and Nurse Practioners in your hospitals?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want to know about the school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So enlist your strenghts? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the biggest issue in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What happened in your sophomore year of college that made your grades fall?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research (one interviewer was really interested in what I did)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Wake Forest? (asked by all 3 interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me your life story and how you made the decision to pursue medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Ethics scenario." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Does mental health (ie optimistic or cynical thinking) contribute to patient recovery?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the biggest challenge you came up against when applying to medical school and going through college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are reading? What good movies have you seen lately?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you do as a research assistant?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you want to become an EMT? And why are you taking the EMT-I class now, when you're not going to use the certification?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do when you're not working/in school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Biggest problem in Healthcare today" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you saw a colleague/student doing something unethical?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Wake Forest? Why did I decide to go to med school abroad." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Same as already posted, I don't really feel like restating." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you hear about Wake?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you balance a work obligation and a family obligation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about X experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Various ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what does altruism mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interviewer 1: Why Wake? Why medicine? What books have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you had an acutely ill patient and a family crisis at home at the same time? How would you handle this?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why WFU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What service activities did you do in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Biographical questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All the questions were from my personal statement and any additional secondary essays. So the questions were repeated by each of the interviewers, because they all had the same info. That was a bit tiresome. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? How did you get to the point of wanting to go into medicine? Are you married and do you have kids? (I was completely comfortable answering this last one - being single & childless has to have some kind of advantage despite what my mom thinks) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your favorite movie? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Wake Forest? Would you be happy living in Winston-Salem?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your opinions on the following topics: stem cell research, animal testing, malpractice insurance, and some other controversial issues." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why doctor/why wake" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why wake instead of UNC or Duke?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"when did you first become interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about clinic experience" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why your undergrad institution? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell about your research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Biggest problem in health care and how do you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I came to study in the United States from different country, so all of the interviwers wanted to know how I adjusted to new life style." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Typical questions: what do you do for fun, family, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When you retire, what do you think your contribution to medicine will have been?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Wake forest" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Scenario where a 16 year old girl wants an abortion, but does not want to tell her parents. (The griller)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Wake? Know the town and some of its highlights" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"last good book you read, movie you saw" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Wake Forest?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you know about Wake Forest medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What specialty do you want to go into. This was asked several times. I don't know what their angle is, but I just answered as honestly as possible. They can tell when you're full of it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions were basically about myself, my personal statement, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Wake?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will you do if you do not get into medical school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How was working in a factory?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is there anything you want to ask me? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I told you that you're admitted to Wake, but you have to choose your specialty right now, what would you say and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why did you pick your major and what types of classes have you taken in this major? What will you do if you don't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want me to report to the Admissions Committee? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have you explored cultural diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's the origin of your last name?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"(Nothing really interesting so I"ll just give another question) Will being away from your family have a negative impact on your time in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What sets you apart from everyone else? Why should we pick YOU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If we asked your best friend about you, what would she say?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why would people not like you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What has been your greatest lifetime accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked how two different volunteer clinical experiences had influenced my decision on what type of medicine I wanted to pursue" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why didn't you go into politics?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one nice thing you have done for someone in the past week?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Related to my personal statement so keeping this confidential until later." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had to choose a single aspect of medicine that motivates you to enter the field, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could fix healthcare, how would you and why would you do it that way?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Mostly conversational, only 2 direct questions from 1 of the 3 interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain how you are well-rounded." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Honestly got asked a ton of different and short questions being that there were 3 interviewers, so not too in depth. But, most likely, a case-based one about a patient that did not do what I prescribed." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you're certain that a patient of yours had cancer but now no longer has cancer, yet she still wants chemo, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you don't end up getting into any medical school what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you cool?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your philosophy on life? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are your parents physicians? All three asked and one asked this twice. WTF?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why don't you go to Business school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the pros and cons of being a traditional vs. a non-traditional applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I had two patients with the same orthopedic injury and treatment, one having family support and the other totally alone, would their outcomes be the same? I don't remember exactly how it was worded, but you get the point. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of the Status Quo?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I don't know, most were very vague." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing overly interesting. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What my favorite type of BBQ was." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose your undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Which ACC team do you pull for?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about women becoming doctors? ( I am a female)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A very specific ethical question related to something that had just happened in the news. But it was more about my opinion on it than getting a correct answer." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you for some reason absolutely couldn't go into the medical profession, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Teach me something that I might not know about?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is wakeboarding?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Something about whether I thought the brain was a marine adaptation ? (I've take a few neurobio/brain courses)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do think you have ''bitten off more than you can chew'' by changing careers and attending medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"1. If you could not be a physician, what else would you do (not asking about backup plan)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Could you really leave a large city to come to Winston-Salem?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of career would you like to get into? (It led to some interesting discussion!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you see as the biggest problem with America's health system, and if you could wave a magic wand, how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you read any good books lately?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How is this God thing going to affect your practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About something in my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If there is one thing you want me to remember about you from today, what is it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I liked questions pertaining to my PS." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Coming from the north, do you think you will be able to fit in at Southern school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you see as the main difference in the roles of a surgeon vs. an internist" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your thoughts on the drinking age in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Teach me something. What would you think if America required two years of military service from its citizens/what would you think if we reinstated the draft? What are your thoughts on global warming? (Because I mentioned a book about global warming)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There were 2, one asked me to teach him something, another asked why they should take me instead of the other interviewees" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were not to go into medicine or research, would would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What advice would you tell your brother (who is going to start college next year) about succeeding in college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing very interesting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the future of China?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why I didn't apply to Duke." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you accept a cake from a drug rep?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you deal with someone who criticized your work? (This was from a psychiatrist)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever watched the Dog Whisperer?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So, in the hypothetical event that medicine doesn't work out, what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you tick?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing too different than any other place. be prepared to explain your medically-related experiences" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is it about Winston-Salem that makes you want to spend at least 4 more years here? (I went to WFU as an undergraduate)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Pretty normal questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your Myers-Briggs Personality Type? Did you know that you have a tendency to set unrealistic expectations for people and to criticize them when they do not meet your expectations?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"so what to you think about the sam alito hearings? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe the healtcare system where you are from (different country other than the U.S.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were given a chance to talk to the admissions committee, what is the one thing you would want them to know?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel the mistakes that you have made in the past will help you as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You have classic symptoms of Bell's Palsy. Have you ever been diagnosed?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the 80-hour work week for residents?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the three most important qualities for a patient to have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None were particularly interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name 2 people other than family members who you look up to." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you think students, as you and I did, go to college out of secondary school and do not perform up to their abilities?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Ethical scenerio question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think that community service is required to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked to explain a specific line in my personal statement. The first interviewer really enjoyed my personaly statement and she had it underlined/highlighted. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever had a bad medical experience? How did that affect your choice to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about what I had written in my AMCAS essay." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who won the Nobel Prize in medicine this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you decide to become an EMT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Coming from another country what was the one thing about America that surprised you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. Almost all questions were ethics-related." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If President Bush were to come up to you today, what would you tell him to change about the healthcase system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is it like to be a woman doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you emotional?? I wonder why he asked me that. How do I plan to combine family and career? (isn't that an illegal question)? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"same questions as the other interviewees already posted." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had a day off to spend time with your family and a patient called, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about 80hr weeks for residents?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will you do if you have a family emergency and a patient emergency at the same time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the difference between medical competence and medical professionalism? I just think that this is an interesting topic." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How I would handle a fellow doctor cheating in a medical setting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Difference b/w medical professionalism and medical competence" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book you read? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does altruism in medicine mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you balance your responsibilities as a physician and having a family?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the difference between medical professionalism and medical competence?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the difference between medical competence and medical professionalism???" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you balance your medical career with your family life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you rate your ability at problem-solving and independent thinking?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had a patient on an eating tube and the family wanted to remove it, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"To give my take on basic research and what impact it will have on medicine 10 years from now" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"To explain my take on these statements from Orwell's "1984": "War is Peace", "Knowledge is Ignorance", "Freedom Is Slavery"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why don't you want to be a surgeon? Obviously if you can play the piano you can handle a scalpel well. (because of course any piano player can become a surgeon and all) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What animal would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could be an animal, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about difficult relations between groups, for instance Muslims and other groups?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What particularly interests you about our curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you look for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really. I have been out of school for a while so I was asked what I had done with my time since graduating from college and why I decided to become a doctor, plus the usual why our scholl kind of question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a day in your life ten years from now." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too interesting. Tell me about research, clinical experience, leadership experience" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing...all three interviews were very conversational and I did most of the talking" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There were none" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nz" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You have a patient that does not agree to blood transfusions due to his religious backgrounds. You need to operate, but will need to use a transfusion. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you plan to do something to combine your major and your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does English major relate to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Single largest regret of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do I like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name 3 people, a family member, peer, and authority, and a characteristic about them that applies to being a good/bad doctor (ya I know it didn't make all that much sense)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If we told you what specialty you were going to do, what would be the one thing you wouldn't want to be told?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You're a bright student, tell me what GPA you need to have to get into a good medical school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What I would do if an elderly patient with tuberculosis refused to tell his family about his affliction" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is the biggest problem in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name 3 people who have influenced you ( 1 family, 1 peer, 1 teacher): how has this helped you to become a better doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Having grown up in South Africa, what are common misconceptions people here have about life there." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what's the meaning of the following story: " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In your personal statement you mentioned something about considering law school at one time. Tell me about that." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My impressions about an area in which I had done some volunteer work" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you a basketball fan?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"One interviewere started the interview by asking "So, is there anything I you want to know?" which caught me by surprise because that usually ends up last. Otherwise, the interviews were very conversational and low key." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what sort of practice do you envision yourself having?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself practicing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is the most pressing issue in current events? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothin too intersting as far as questions go. No ethical or moral dilema questions (lucky me). One was interested in whether I thought I'd miss Charlotte (my current location)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your feelings on going to war with Iraq?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None...it was one of those "so tell me about yourself" interviews...where after telling about yourself they sorta keep looking at you like "is that it or is there more?" " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you attend your undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none really " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So, with these barbecue ribs, have you ever considered boiling first, then grilling?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What differences did you find between Japanese culture and American culture? (Specific to my experience in Japan)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Only straight forward questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I told you that you're admitted to Wake, but I get to pick your specialty, what would I choose that would make you say "No thanks, I think I'll pass"?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"One of my interviewers asked me in depth details about my research that I did one summer, and the research was not related to anything he works on. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could be any animal you want, which animal would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Soo... what do you know about Winston-Salem?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"just stuff on my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"One interview was referred to his son, a gynecologist, as a pervert, didn't know what to say." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why didn't you pursue a Ph.D. instead of a MD? What career would you pursue if medicine did not exist? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"EXTREMELY standard questions, so I can't think of any particularly interesting one." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"As the HMO administrator, how would I allocate funds for all heart transplants or all immunizations" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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What do you like most?

"The faculty, administrators, and support staff at Wake Forest School of Medicine (and the associated Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) make this medical school, in my humble opinion, one of the best places to study medicine in the country. As a student I had the opportunity to explore every prospective specialty and subspecialty of medicine that I was interested in starting on Day 1 of medical school (actually, if I'm being honest I emailed a few physicians prior to medical school letting them know I was interested in shadowing them -- they all responded with warm and welcoming replies). I was able to fully invest my full efforts into my studies, all the while being supported by professors, doctors and school administrators who KNOW that all of us are a little different with how we study, what resources we will enjoy using and how we will respond to the stresses that are inherent to medical school. When an opportunity arose for me to pursue a learning opportunity outside of the planned and programmed curriculum EVERYONE on staff (from doctors in the department of my desired specialty all the way up to the Dean of the Medical School) was 100% supportive of me pursuing my dreams. I was incredibly lucky being able to attend Wake Forest School of Medicine (about to graduate), and if I could do it all over again, I would not change a thing." | Report Response

"Curriculum" | Report Response

What do you like least?

"Medical school is tough, it will challenge you. Fortunately at Wake Forest you're always surrounded by people who genuinely care about your success and your goals, and the sights that you set your eyes on (even if those dreams change along the way). What did I like least? I was not the biggest fan of biochemistry -- fortunately we have some great teachers at Wake to help you through this topic and they really guide you to the major points that will be critical for your clinical reasoning and for your future exams." | Report Response

"Studying areas" | Report Response

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