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

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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)?

"We have just been informed that only one of you can be accepted. Person 1, why should person 3 be accepted?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Assume that you are a resident. A patient comes in and needs surgery within 10 hours. She is very nervous and asks that her family physician come to the hospital. When the family physician comes, she is drunk. What would you do? (Yes, this question is extremely bizarre; it was our collaborative group question.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time that you were in a group that needed to collaborate to accomplish something. (I could not think of a single good example)." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website, read Northwestern's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My student host was extremely nice. Chicago is a very cool city." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The dorm rooms range in size a great deal. To me, they were extremely expensive (about $850 a month plus a required $250 per month meal plan; Soddexho is the food provider, and they are awful.). Northwestern provides nothing in the way of financial help beside loans. Thus when you leave you are in a quarter million dollar debt. You had to pay for your own parking, which was over $20 for a day. You sit around and wait a lot during the day, which I found very frustrating." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Be prepared for rain, and if you are driving don't expect to get out of Chicago before rush hour traffic." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived the night before the interview and stayed in the dorms. The building is very old; it is in mediocre shape. It is convenient to have a basketball court and workout facilities in the dorm. Note, though, that if you do not live in the dorm you have to pay to use those facilities! Chicago is a very expensive city to live in; food, housing, owning a car, etc. The interview day starts very early. Unfortunately half the group waits doing nothing while the other half does the 1 hour 15 minute group interview. The group interview is not bad; the other two students in my group were very friendly and we worked together well. I personally did not like the Pass/Fail grading for both years one and two; it seemed to breed laziness in the students." Report Response

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