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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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)?

"Some were asked of all of us and some were asked individually or of two of us. It varied. I'll try to remeber as many as I can. (1) How do you relieve stress [all]" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"(2) What is on your nightstand, your bookshelf, on the television (playing), in the CD player. All these questions had to be explained as to why. [one person] (2) What is the hardest thing about being a patient and what is the hardest thing about being the doctor responding to this patient. [ A joint question between me and one other person] " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"(4)How have you experienced working in a group? Tell a time when you worked in a group but it did not work out so well, what did you do and how did you feel it affected you. Name a time when you worked in a group it worked out very well. [all three of us were asked some variation of this question] (4) Name two people dead or alive that you would like to meet and have dinner with." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you allocate 5 million dollars to the neighboring communities that would allow for the greatest impact and change in healthcare. You must allocate the funds within 5 minurtes because the press is coming and they want to know how this money that we have just been granted will be used." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you do away from school that helps you get away from everything and relieve your stress. I wasn't terribly difficult, but it was the very first question asked and it was asked of me first and because I was nervous at first, my voice was shaky and it took a minute to get my answer out. I got the first question because I sat in the first seat. Hint!Hint!" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read some of the questions from student doctor network, I talked with my pre-med advisor, and I knew about the various programs and curriculum style of Northwestern prior to my interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was very impressed with the entire visit. The office staff, the medical students, the faculty, and the other interviewees were all wonderful. I can't believe how well we all (the interviewees) got along together. These were people that I could see myself spending the next four years with. It is hard to get a complete picture after spending only nine hours with them, but even the medical students commented on how unusually gelled we were as a group. Northwestern seemed to have done a great job of selecting good well-rounded people to interview not just 4.0's and perfect MCAT scores. This was a personable gruop of people there on that day." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The day was very long and I was extremely tired afterwards. It bagan at 7:30 that morning and I didn't leave there until 4:30. 9 hours!!! My goodness. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I should not have been nervous and I should have believed all of the horror stories that I heard about the interviews at Northwestern. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my third and best interview so far. This was my first choice school before I went to the interviews and my decision was solidified by the time I left there. It was very relaxing and a very fair process. The interviewrs didn't know anything about you except the for you name, age, and undergraduate university. How much fafirer can you get? As far as the interviewer was concerned, everyone was on an equal playing field. What they new is what you wanted them to know. There were no preconceived notions of who you were or your grades or anything else. It was a nice group discussion. There was no competition between the applicants. If anything we were helping each other out." Report Response

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