5 out of 10
At the school
In a group
"What are you doing during your application year?"
"What can you do specifically to promote universal health care and health insurance to all Americans? Will we have to revert to a socialist system? Will the government have to get involved? How? (Have a thought-out response and they will be impressed)"
"My favorite: Would you like another cookie? "
"How do you plan to take care of your emotional/personal needs during medical school and medical practice with such strenuous demands? (during individual interview)"
"What can you do as a doctor to promote universal health care and insurance for all Americans? (during group interview)"
"Reread the essays I wrote for all of the schools' secondaries, specific features of the school's location that attract me...Be ready to explain why this school is particularly desirable."
"The head of admissions, Dr. Eley, is an incredibly cool, down to earth person. He made everyone feel like a million dollars. "
"My individual interviewer scolded me for loving distance running because of wear and tear on the joints. His scolding lasted about 5 minutes..."
"The panel interview is totally relaxed. I was freaking out because I thought it would be competitive, but it wasn't. Don't spend time worrying about it :)"
"I had a postitive experience. Except for the scolding, everyone was effusive, welcoming...You are offered Coke products at every turn (Note: When asked who Dr. Woodruff is, remember that he donated hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Coke stock to the school. You will be asked who he is by the admissions coordinator.)"