5 out of 10
At the school
In a group
"What is your family like?"
"Why do you want to come to Atlanta?"
"How did you decide on medicine?"
"If there were an old, established family practice physician you joined in rural Georgia whose medical techniques were 20 years behind the times, how would you address the problem?"
"What sets you apart from the other applicants (x2)."
"Read this poor substitute for interview feedback."
"The students and the faculty."
"The 1st and 2nd-year lecturing/classroom facilities sorely need renovation. Grady Memorial Hospital looks like it would be an adventure."
"How to take public transportation to Emory from the airport."
"The Emory campus is gorgeous, they seem to have tons of money, brand-new research buildings, etc...but the teaching facilities at the medschool are awful, and the curriculum is still a little bit more traditional than one might like. The tour is really, really, really long, and involves taking a shuttle to downtown Atlanta and Grady Memorial Hospital. The hospital is interesting, but not nearly as interesting as they give them time for on the tour; our tour guide was really stretching to show us different things. The group interview is stressful - they basically go around and ask the same interview/dilemma/personal questions to each of you in turn, and let you each answer - the extra pairs of eyes watching you answer make it more difficult. If only they had nicer lecture facilities, more PBL, and more patient-interaction opportunities in the 1st and 2nd year...."