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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)?

"As a group, select and present 3-5 issues facing the health care system today." Report Response

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

"When you walk into your house, what magazines are on the coffee table? What CD's are on the CD player?" Report Response

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

"What do you think are obstacles to you being a med student or being a physician? (Eg. Motivation)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you convince a teenager to stop smoking? (Try to act as a counsellor)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Imagine that you're a successful student at med school and the student newspaper want you to write an article. What would you write? It doesn't have to be medicine-related" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Secondary/Primary essays (But these are not important as group interview is closed-file). List of typical interview questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school does respond to student feedback. The urban setting of the school. The ability to finish MD/MPH in 4 years and the ethnically diverse patient population." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The dorms (Lake Shore Center), I know a first year med student who already wanna move out. Also the food at the dorm cafeteria, I was forced to have super over-cooked Salmon for dinner." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Snowing itself is not bad, the worst part is the wind. The school's emphasis on Problem-based learning is even more than I expected." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Northwestern's interview questions are rather different from other schools. Even this was my 9th interview, I still got stuck at some questions. However, they seem to recycle questions, as my group was asked a couple of questions that I found on SDN interview feedback." Report Response

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