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  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Winston-Salem
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

15 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What do you want me to report to the Admissions Committee? " Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Why are you interested in Wake Forest?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What difficulties do you think you will encounter in medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why didn't you pursue a Ph.D. instead of a MD? What career would you pursue if medicine did not exist? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The questions were pretty typical. Nothing too out of the ordinary except for the question about choosing a different career other than medicine. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over the website, talked with students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The cost of living in Winston-Salem is extremely cheap--particularly if you come from large cities like New York City or San Francisco. The Community Practice Experience is an awesome opportunity to interact with patients for a solid week after the end of each phase." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Orientation starts at the end of July. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Don't be fearful that the interviews are short. I was concerned that I wouldn't have enough time to sell myself in such a short amount of time. However, I learned that you can share much about yourself in 15 minutes. I did not know that the curriculum was entirely problem-based. The school no longer requires the Scholarly Project. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When you arrive at the Admissions Office, you will be greeted by a volunteer from the Medical Center Guild. My volunteer was extremely nice and had some good connections--her husband was chief of surgery at Wake Forest. You will have three interviews by three different people. I had one MD and two clinical faculty. Each interview lasts 15 minutes. The interviewers have a copy of your AMCAS application. Traveling from the Greensboro airport can be pretty expensive if you are taking a shuttle to Winston-Salem. There is a counter at the airport where you can request a shuttle. There is no formal student hosting program but you can ask the Admissions Office to set you up with a student host--if you wish. " Report Response

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