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  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself. I was the first one to answer this question, and I was afraid of talking too much, so be prepared to talk for about 2 minutes." Report Response

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

"Explain a situation in which you had a conflict with another team member (I was an athlete in undergrad) and how you resolved it." Report Response

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

"If you had a patient who was diabetic and refused to do his/her treatment, how would you deal with this patient?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had to cut someone from your team (assuming I was a coach), would you cut the super star athlete who always wins and who has a crappy attitude and work ethics. Or, the athlete that is no good athletically, but has great work ethics and a great attitude?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How has your undergraduate school prepared you to become a physician?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interview, reread my essays/secondary application, researched some ethical issues in medicine and researched the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospital is amazing! The students all seem very happy and a lot of them came by to answer questions and meet the interviewees. The PBL program is great and the demonstration was very informative." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm not sure how much you have to be interested in research, but I'm not really at all. The school seemed big on research, and I felt like everyone around me was smarter than myself." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't get asked any questions that I read on this website." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really enjoyed the day. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Unfortunately one of the applicants I interviewed with was a bit of a talker and kind of wierd. It made the interview awkward. I was overall though very impressed with the attitude, location and curriculum of the school. Definately in my top three choices! " Report Response

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