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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"What is the last book you read? Have you ever been in a group situation where you had a conflict with someone, and how did you resolve it? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What was your favorite non-science class during undergrad and why (i was a science guy). " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What is your relationship like with your family members? Where do you see yourself in 10 years and why (ie academic medicine, private practice, what specialty, etc)?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What era or time period would you want to live in? (I said this era). " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my AMCAS and secondary essays, looked at SDN feedback, studied my medical sociology notes, got enough sleep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are excellent (hospitals, research buildings, and the medical school itself). Chicago is also a very nice city, and the school is practically right on lake michigan. The students seemed to love it there, and emphasized that they did not live at the library. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I did not like the panel interview. Out of the 3 interviewers on the panel, one of them was 15 minutes late, and the other left the room 3 times to answer pages. I was asked mostly odd questions like the ones seen on SDN, and I felt the time would have been better spent if I were asked questions that gave more insight into my character and goals. This interview felt like talking to a wall - the interviewers gave no feedback signs at all, beside the psychiatrist laughing at me twice. Beside that, nothing else negatively impressed me. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Out of the panel interviewers, 1 was a student, 1 was a retired prof, and 1 was an MD. I stressed about the panel interview, and it felt awkward to me. Afterwords, I thought I would be rejected for my poor performance. I wish I knew not to worry so much if you have a bad experience in the panel, as I somehow was accepted. Just be yourself and try to stay calm. Also, another thing that would be useful to know beforehand is that at the beginning of the panel, we were asked to "say something about oursleves". Bring up topics you want them to ask you about in the interview. Study the SDN questions, as we weren't asked any hypothetical questions or odd questions that were not already described on SDN feedback. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"See above. Beside the panel interview, my visit was was very positive. Lunch with current students was useful. I was left with the impression that this is an excellent school in a great location where the students and faculty are welcoming and smart. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?


Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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