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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?

Closed file

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

"Scenario where a 16 year old girl wants an abortion, but does not want to tell her parents. (The griller)" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Why Wake Forest?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think is the biggest problem in healthcare today?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"One of the interviewers asked a buch of ethical questions about euthenasia and abortion." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my AMCAS essay, SDN and workshops" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They described their curriculum in depth and it is really unique. We were allowed to visit the anatomy lab during the tour. A couple of physicians' wives stayed with us during the process to talk with us and answer questions. The cookies were super good." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Three 15 minute interviews. Hardly enough time to really discuss ones application and it is a really long day!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It's $3 to park." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived at 10am with 4 other applicants. We socialized for 30 minutes and then went into a conference room where they talked about the curriculum, statistics of acceptance and answered our questions. Then financial aid came in and thoroughly depressed us with the money issue (private school $$$). Afterwards we were escorted to lunch with 2 second year medical students. Interviews were with 3 different people from different areas of medicine (dentistry, research and clinical). We were told that the interviews would be conversational in nature and nothing to stress about. However, one of the interviewers decided to grill us on ethical questions. It was unexpected, but we got through it! The other 2 were as promised...conversational. They were all given access to our personal statements, but nothing else in our file. After the hour of interviews was over we took a quick tour of the class rooms and facilities with 2 different second year students. They took us to the anatomy lab where a couple of lab groups were working. It was my first time seeing a cadaver. All students are given laptops and access to a fully functional workout center as part of their tuition. They had a lot of energy and really seemed happy about their choice to attend Wake Forest. I left at 3:45. Overall, it was great. " Report Response

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