How did the interview impress you?
What was the stress level of the interview?
0 = low, 10 = high
How you think you did?
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Select Questions & Recent Responses
"Stop doing MMI."
"Give a clearer idea of what kind of information/when we might receive regarding our application status post-interview"
"Better interview day presentation."
"Greet students when they come in instead of leaving them in the waiting area. Let students know if they will have 1 or 2 interviews."
"Have MD's conduct the interview. I do not understand why a PhD is questioning my abilities to succeed in medical school and in the future as a practicing physician when that person has neither gone through that type of training in order to fully understand the necessary qualities and/or practices in the field as a professional."
"I would be nice to know ahead of time if we have on eor two interviews. But thank you for the breakfast and coffee!"
"Very friendly and welcoming"
"None. I found everything to be excellent and well-organized."
"Very friendly and accommodating. Gets things done quickly."
"The guy who interviewed me had his license revoked by the state (Dr. Charles Kite - look it up)."
"Personally I thought the admissions office was great. They were really responsive to students, and g"
"Really great and very responsive-- no need for improvement"
"May be time for electronically printed correspondence; the old school ink stamps seem archaic."
"It would be really nice to have explicit directions and an address on the interview invite. There ar"
"You guys did a great job! Thanks for being so friendly to those of us there interviewing!"
"more info on the class size and more info on the folder"
"Uhh, send me an acceptance letter!"
"More information in the admissions folder would be great. But the admissions office staff is wonder"
"I think the interviewers need to take a step back and get to know the applicants, not just test them"
"(From a list) - Pick 4 adjectives and explain how they apply to you. You must select 3 positive and 1 negative descriptors."
"MMI. NDA signed."
"MMI - can't disclose Qs"
"MMI - list of 10 people, save 3"
"Can't give details (MMI)"
"MMI; signed non-disclosure agreement."
"MMI; signed non-disclosure agreement"
"What would you say to a patient who was dying and looking for comfort?"
"Why do you want to go to school here?"
"Tell me about x activity. Be prepared to conversate about your EC's."
"What is one specific challenge that you have faced?"
"first interviewer asked general questions about my background and AMCAS application"
"What do you think are important qualities a physician should have?"
"Tell me about such and such activity..."
"Do you think you can handle the life style of a doctor"
"Teenage girl wants an abortion, what do you do?"
"Tell me something that isn't on your application"
"Tell me your story"
"What is your stance on animal testing?"
"Bio-ethics question regarding an underage girl requesting an abortion"
"For the most part conversational with general "why medicine" "why Albany""
"Tell me about an activity listed on my AMCAS"
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"Tell me about [AMCAS activity]."
"How will healthcare reform affect your home state specifically?"
"Can you tell me about (specific activity)?"
"If you were Mr. Obama, what would you specifically do to solve the US's healthcare issues?"
"given all the problems you see in the health care system, why do you still want to be a doctor?"
"Talk about this EC, this EC, etc."
"Describe any ethical dilemma you've experienced through X ec."
"Why do you think XXXXX Medical School rejected you?"
"I was reading your file and am unimpressed by your grades. Can u explain your academic difficulties?"
"Tell me about yourself (starting from college)"
"What is your stance on the healthcare reform debate?"
"A specific situation relating to abortion and how to deal with it."
"specific questions about my background, activities, motivation for medicine."
"So explain what happened with your bad grades in the beginning of college."
"A 14 year old girl from a low income family is raped during a "gang initiation" and becomes pregnant. She wants to keep the baby, the mother wants her to abort. You are the physician, what do you do?"
"Would you have a problem performing an abortion"
"If I were living in Oregon; how would I handle a patient seeking a referral for assisted suicide?"
"If a 15-year-old girl came into your office crying and said she was pregnant, what would you do?"
"Tell me about yourself. Why medicine? What do you think about socialized medicine? Why this school?"
"Ethical question about in vitro fertilization producing multiple births that the mother cannot support financially. Do physicians have the responsibility to regulate in vitro fertilization?"
"It was truly a casual conversation for both interviews. Each asked me a few questions about my AMCAS and background."
"Lots of ethical questions....abortion, end of life care."
"If a 16 year old walked into your office and asked for an abortion, what would you do?"
"Give me an ethical situation in medicine and your take on it."
"If you were advising Obama about healthcare what would you tell him? "
"Situational Question: You are a doctor and 2 parents come in with their 14 year old, mentally retarded daughter that is pregnant after being raped. They want you to give her an abortion. What would you do?"
"They asked me a question on what I would do if a 14 yo came in wanting to have an abortion...this was actually the only ethical question I got."
"Why do homeless people exist?"
"So tell me about the single payer healthcare system?"
"Interviewer 1: Why medicine? Why Albany? Asked me to explain a couple ECs. Fifteen year old seeks abortion, what do you do? How do you feel about a Schiavo type case? "
"describe an interesting patient"
"What is the most important characteristic about being a doctor?"
"How do you feel about the pharmaceutical industry?"
"''Let's say (insert ethics question)...what would you do?'' "
"Do you think you are a feminist? Is the world ready for a female president?"
"Tell me about your research, and explain how you make, ''aligned nanofibers.''"
"Talked about the experience I mentioned in secondary."
"If a young woman who was planning to enter medical school came to you seeking a referral to an abortion provider, what would you do?"
"Why didn't you become an EMT with your cert. after college?"
"If you could invite anyone, living or dead, to a dinner party, who would it be?"
"What do you perceive as being a major problem facing US health care today?"
"Tell me about Medicare and Medicaid."
"what was a challenging experience that you had to overcome?
"tell me about a current event."
"How would your friends describe you?"
"Why do you want to got to medical school?"
"What are your experiences in Medicine?"
"What is the biggest problem in healthcare today?"
"1) Tell me about your future in medicine. Why do you see yourself doing international healtcare? (Interview 1)"
"Tell me about any ethical topics that have crossed your mind?"
"too many stupid and irrelevant questions to list. "
"Do you support stem-cell research?"
"terry schiavo - what do you think"
"What is wrong with health care today?"
"Is there anything in your background you would consider a disadvantage? An advantage?"
"Tell me about a particular individual you encountered or experience you had while shadowing/volunteering? (This question was repeated approx. 3 or 4 times)"
"Is health care a right or a privilege?"
"what is your opinion on physician-assisted suicide? (read up and print out a copy of the new oregon law!)"
"what do you think of healthcare today "
"If the parents of a retarded 14-year old girl brought her in for an abortion, what would you do?"
"If you could, what steps would you take to lower the cost of health care (in detail)."
"Why are you applying to US medical schools?"
"What is your understanding of the Oregon Death with Dignity act?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"Dinner party... see above"
"Why do you want to come to Albany?"
"What is the difference between euthenasia and physician assisted suicide (its a fine line but there is a difference). Then he asked if I had a patient who wanted to die would I let him?"
"If a patient of yours was risking her health by her pregnancy, and abortion is illegal what would you do?"
"Would you take more heroic measures to save someone that you knew?"
"What classes outside of science did you enjoy and why?"
"Do you think you know what you're getting into?"
"How would you fix the healthcare system?"
"How would you solve the problems with US healtcare?"
"Stem Cell, Right to Die type questions... Nothing too bad though, make sure to be familiar with concepts and scenarios. They always had Why follow up quetions."
"16 year old comes to wanting an abortion. What would you do?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"what was your biggest challenge?"
"Would actually leave the warm weather you live in now to come here?"
"What made you want to be a doctor?"
"Stroke patient question."
"heart transplant/criminal question"
"16 year old wants an abortion, what would you do?"
"What non-profit organization would you want to be the CEO of?"
"why medicine, who would you have dinner with, biggest ethical issue in medicine and discuss, euthanasia, abortion, research experience and publications, contrast american and canadian health care systems which do you think is better (I'm canadian ... so that's probably why the question), what would you do to improve US system"
""Ethical" questions that had nothing to do with ethics."
"Why do you want to become a doctor"
"What have you read lately?"
"how did you get so much clinical research experience?"
"Tell me about your experiences shadowing and volunteering- did you see a physician do anything you thought was remarkable, good or bad?"
"Why medicine? The glory days are over, you can get sued all the time, reimbursements are flat, it's expensive to get into, it takes years before you can be out on your own... So, why even go into medicine? (Not a difficult question to answer if you truly do feel called to medicine)"
"If I could have dinner with anyone living or dead, who would it be and why? (I think this is a favorite question here)"
"Tell me about yor family."
"Ethical questions (see above)"
"Tell me a little more about (activity)"
"Discuss end of life and beginning of life care. "
"The interviewer was blunt--he did not read through my application b/c he did not have the time. So he told me to talk about myself. He didn't pay attention as I talked because he was thumbing through my essays the whole time."
"Why did you choose the undergraduate school that you did?"
"What are your Hobbies?
"questions about my experiences off AMCAS"
"most of the questions were about my family, experiences, travels, etc"
"Dinner question from above."
"How do you feel about stem cell research?"
"Why Albany Med School?"
"Tell me about yourself (I hate this question)"
"Ethical question about prescribing wrong medication"
"What do you like to do in your free time?"
"What will be the most difficult thing you expect to deal with in medical school?"
"What ethical issue do you think will impact you most once you are a practicing physician? This was followed by almost forty minutes of...why?; explain what you mean by that; well what would you do if such and such a scenario came up; etc. "
"How do you think we can fix our domestic health care system? (I've done a lot of study in this area.)"
"What will you do if you do not get into medical school this year? Be honest."
"The Death by Dignity law, mentioned above."
"The cigarette question! Other ethical questions (abortion, physician assisted suicide, etc)"
"scenarios relating to DNR, abortion, euthanasia, stem cells...yeah we covered a lot."
"Would you perform abortion? Why would it be an issue and why not? "
"What motivated you to apply to medical school?"
"Three children are walking down the street and the oldest child pulls out a cigarette...what do you do??"
"Mostly questions about my AMCAS and the application. Interestingly, there was a part of the secondary application that asked if you were selected for an interview, what would you most like to talk about, and I wasn't asked anything about what I put down!"
"Typical what's your motivation stuff, who would you like to have dinner with, dead or fictional, what would I do if I knew that my best friend at school was cheating and we had both signed the honor code, how was the application process going for me, etc."
"What do you like to do? What specialties are you interested in? They also asked about stuff from my AMCAS essay and experiences sections."
"What do you do for fun?"
"What are some problems in health care and how can you fix them?"
"what do you believe to be the most significant recent advance in medicine in the 21st century?"
"How will experience "x" allow you to be a better doctor?"
"What are your thoughts on abortion?"
"How do you like to do in your free time?
"is healthcare a priviledge or a right?"
"How do you feel about embryonic stem cells in research?"
"How many schools have you applied? Interviews? Acceptances?"
"What would you do if you did not get accepted to medical school this year?"
"What do you do for fun?/What do you read?"
"What is a doctors role when an 88 year old man has a couple days to live?"
"Docs in your family? What company would you be a CEO of? What 3 qualities would you bring to the table as a medical student here? How would you handle a 16 y.o. girl that wanted an abortion? Ethics questions on death penalty and abortion."
"Since you have no clinical experience, how can you know that you really want to be a doctor? (You could probably write a book on all the reasons why this is a dumb question.)"
"If your name came up for giving a lethal injection, would you? and this led to ideas of capital punishment - we talked about the sniper and the guy who killed all the prostitutes in the west."
"many medical ethics questions"
"What are your thoughts on beginning of life issues ie, stem cell research, abortion..."
"Why do you want to go into medicine?"
"Talk about the Terry Shiavo case"
"Do you think healthcare is a right or a privilage? (sorry, I can't spell) "
"Death with Dignity laws"
"What were my views on stem cell research"
"What in your file will prove to me that you can handle medical school (academics and stress)?"
"Who should be responsible for the Duke incident?"
"Why do you want to study medicine? "
"Tell me about your family."
"whats a book you read recently."
"Views on beginning of life/end of life issues. Discuss a current event. Do I have problems working with human samples and/or animals? (I think I was asked this in relation to my research experience.)"
"In light of your academic record, how do you know that you can and are ready for medical school?"
"Why do you want to be a Doctor?"
"What are the ethical issues involved in running clinical research trials?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor (both asked)?"
"name and describe two people who have been very influential in your life."
"what are you reading?"
"What do you think about euthanasia?"
"What is the toughest thing about being a doctor?
"What do you think of the war on Terrorism?"
"Tell me about your research."
"Question on improving the healthcare system (above)"
"What is your experience with assisted suicide (I'm from Oregon)?"
"How do you feel about abortion? Would you perform one?"
"How many schools have you applied to? How many interviews have you had?"
"If you could be a CEO of any non-profit organization, which would it be and why?"
"If you had a patient who was terminally ill and becoming resistant to higher and higher doses of morphine, and you were worried that increasing his dose any further could cause respiratory arrest, what would you do? "
"What are your opinions on euthanasia, abortion, and the advances in reproductive technology?"
"Patient needs a specific test, CEO of their HMO already turned it down, patient can't switch insurance companies, what do you do?"
"If you could be CEO of any non-proft organization, which would it be and why?"
"What do you know now as a young adult that you didn't know as a kid about being a doctor?"
"What is your stance on euthanasia?"
"15 yr. old pregnant teen patient...what would I do?"
"What types of books do you read? I actually had a book with me that she had not read (eventhough she was the head librarian) and I showed it to her and we talked about it..."
"Standardized patient scenario."
"MMI. NDA signed."
"Can't give details (MMI)"
"MMI; signed non-disclosure agreement"
"What do you want me to say about you to the admissions board?"
"Discussion on doctor-patient relationships and the impact EMR's can have on them."
"View on the current health system"
"How would you fix health care in the US?"
"I interviewed with an ER doctor and I have been an ER scribe for the past 4 years...so he asked me my most interesting case that I've seen....and we basically talked shop for the remainder of our interview"
"How do you feel about the healthcare act potentially being repealed?"
"If I had to sum you up to the admissions committee in 2 sentences, what would they be?"
"What is the most shocking thing you've seen while working in the hospital."
"I'm not going to ask you why you want to be a doctor. Do you think it's a valid question? What do you think of me NOT asking you that question?"
"What is the worst mistake you ever made?"
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"What would you do instead if the profession of medicine did not exist?"
"40 y/o woman with extra frozen embryos from IV fertilization. Will you respect her wish to donate them to science?"
"How would you respond if you were a pediatrician and the parents refused to vaccinate because they were afraid their child would become autistic?"
"A question about what I would do as a physician with my group."
"Who is your best friend? What would he say about you? specifically, what qualities would he say that you possess?"
"Give me an example of when your own personal beliefs would be challenged on the job"
"When you have a problem of any kind, who do you go to first?"
"One of my interviews was very personal. We spent a lot of time talking about my family and childhood."
"When you are retiring as a physician, what do you want your patients and staff say about your career? What do you want to be known for?"
"How would you present you personal views in these ethical situations?"
"Why do you flip-flop in your preferred specialties? (Am I not allowed to learn more about the different specialties after becoming interested in one of them?)"
"Do you think there is an ethical situation present when certain advocacy groups tell parents not to vaccinate their children?"
"Entirely conversational...topics included politics, textiles, and the wood-makings of Albany"
"Do you believe in universal healthcare?"
"What's your favorite video game?"
"If you were advising Obama about healthcare what would you tell him?"
"Tell me about a philosophy course you took your sophomore year"
"See Question 2 above."
"Being a minority, do I feel like I am more likely to serve people of the same ethnicity that I am?"
"Imagine 20 years from now, could you think your belief might conflict with your profession?"
"I was asked about my opinions on the war in Iraq, and what I would tell Bush if I was his advisor."
"What was the most memorable surgery you observed and why?"
"How do you feel about more women entering the medical profession?"
"None--the best part of the interviews was just talking about medicine...my file...etc. Unfortunately, at some point the interview switched into an ethics exam, which was just unnecessary. "
"Is there a case that you've seen that you will never forget?"
"If a family brought in a 14 year old retarded girl who had been raped and pregnant, and the family wanted an abortion, what would I do?"
"If you were to write a grant proposal and receive $500 million, what would the grant proposal be about?"
"How are you prepared to deal with some of the difficult emotional issues that can arise during a carer in medicine?"
"Several questions on medical ethics (abortion, assisted suicide). Made me give my reasons for my answers."
"Your turn, do you have any questions for me? (your turn to interview me)"
"Don't want to give it away completely, but the question revolved around a possible evolutionary explanation for a certain trait humans have and other mammals don't."
"If there were no doctors what other career would you choose?"
"Scenario relating to domestic violence and what I would do if I suspected it."
"Nothing really. My second interviewer and I spoke about capoeira and astrobiology."
"Various bioethical questions relating to my views on abortion, euthanasia, etc."
"do you have any hobbies?"
"If a 16yo patient came to you pregnant wanting an abortion, what would you do?"
"If you could track each dollar bill from the moment a patient or insurance company pays for a procedure, what group would receive the bulk of payment?"
"I was asked a lot about my major (since I'm an art history major) and I was asked about international healthcare, because I wrote my essay on it and its what I see myself doing. "
"You find the perfect job after graduating from residency but it is in a very poor area with a high crime rate. Would you take the job?"
"the guy was an ass and ran the whole gamut of annoying questions from ethics to politics and even our economy?! he wasn't interested in my answers but just asked them expecting me to answer them HIS way. "
"A child needs a tissue donor, and it's siblings and parents are not matches. I was asked whether it was ethical for the parents to have a new child and genetically engineer it so that it could be a tissue donor match"
"a set of back-and-forth questions about my view of abortion and whose choice it is"
"Terry Schiavo (sp?)
"Why are older doctors discouraged with the profession?"
"Interviewer picked a class I had taken and asked me to describe the course and what I had gained from it."
"Tell me about your work..."
"If you were the surgeon general of NY and were concerned with the health of the citizens, what kind of program would you set up to deal with your concerns? (Extremely open-ended, but they wanted DETAILS...spent 30 minutes "discussing" this question)"
"why are you a single-payer advocate?"
"what i thought about the fraud with the guy who wrote "A Million Little Pieces" - he passed off his novel as nonfiction and turns out it was all falsified info."
"biggest problem in healthcare"
"What am I looking for in a medical school? Why did I pick my undergraduate institution."
"If you could have dinner with anyone, real or fictional, who would it be?"
"Nothing very interesting was asked. Just stuff about my file that they had read."
"How can we reduce the cost of health care insurance? "
"Where do all the healthcare dollars go...If you paid a $15,000 hospital bill, where would each of those dollars end up?"
"If you could take anyone to dinner, living or dead, who would it be?"
"If you could host someone, living or dead, for dinner, who would you choose AND what would you serve?"
"Who would you invite to a dinner party..."
"Please tell me how all those dot.com's failed! All I kept hearing about was how much money was being made."
"Tell me about your family...it was the first thing he asked when we sat down and I didnt know why he started with that as opposed to "tell me about yourself""
"Do you think you are succeptible to addiction? (Due to my research on the subject.)"
"What sports do you play?"
"What topics did you cover in this philosophy class?"
"Clarification of my background"
"Tell me about a patient you encountered while volunteering. Tell me about another..."
"If you could meet with someone, who would it be? Why?"
"Honestly they were SOOO conversational that I can hardly remember a single question. Lots of file-specific things since they know the file quite well. "
"What is the greatest challenge in healthcare today?"
"I can't think of which one was most interesting"
"Where in the world would you like to travel and why?"
"What are you reading right now?"
"Do you think the U.S. should have a futures market for organs?"
"Stroke patient whose family wish to take him off life support."
"A man will not survive without a heart transplant. He is serving a life sentence for killing 4 police officers. Do you give him the heart? What is your justification."
"My first interviewer made the comment, "That's one thing that Vets have better than us." in reference to euthanasia and the way that Terry Schaivo died."
"A ton of "ethical" questions....which are really not about ethics at all. They just give you a bunch of situations, and tell you you are wrong every time you try to answer."
"See difficult question"
"The interviewer asked me "If I was brought in to you and needed to be a respirator, and the next day you found my Living Will saying that I did not want those measures would you pull the plug on me?""
"what do you like to do OTHER than challenging activities? don't you like to just hang out and relax?"
"What's your biggest weakness?"
"What are the rules to Rugby? (I played Rugby in College) What do u normally look like? ( normally wear)"
"Lots of ethical questions"
"A multi-tiered question about a patient who had suffered a brain stem stroke, and was on a ventilator. The patient's family was opposed to keeping him on the ventilator. I was asked what I would do, even in the face of intense pressure from the family. "
"If I had a year to do anything and didn't have to worry about money or any responsibilities, what would I do?"
"Tell me the moment in your life when you realized you wanted to be a dcotor."
"Ethical questions: Begining of life issues (i.e. thoughts/feelings about abortion and embryonic stem cell research) and End of life issues (DNRs/ Advanced Directives and Physician Assisted suicide)"
"If I could be the CEO of any non-profit, which one and why?"
"How would you fix the Middle East problem?"
"I was asked about what I wrote in the supplemental application ("if invited for an interview, which one thing would you most like to talk about...")"
"What activities would you participate in once in medical school?"
"How i felt about tailoring clinical trials to specific groups"
"Death by Dignity, greatest weakness, how do you know you are intelligent?, why would someone want to live with a debilitating disease?, explain GPA"
"current issue in healthcare, but NOT about HMO, lack of healthcare, insurance probs...pretty much, he wanted to hear something he hasnt heard before"
"If you could invite anyone to dinner, alive or dead, non-fictional or fictional, who would it be and why?"
"If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why?"
"Why I thought there was a flu vaccine shortage in CA."
"About doctor's conflict of interest with Pharma companies."
"An ethical question about a mom asking you as the doctor to perform a hysterectomy on a developmentally delayed female child in her teens that was about to go to summer camp."
"What would I do if I were a rural physician and my name came up on a list at a prison to deliver a lethal injection?"
"Some ethical scenarios about organ donation and prescribing wrong medication"
"What is your opinion on gay marriage? Almost an innapropriate qustion, it was nonetheless interesting."
"what/who was most memorable about your volunteering experiences? "
"Was there one physician I have worked with that I considered my role model?"
"If you could have lunch with any person (non-family/friend) living or dead, who would it be? "
"Lots about how to fix our health care system. Also, questions about comparing domestic vs international systems."
"A man diagnosed with a terminal illness goes into a code and requires heroic efforts to prolong his life. You have discussed end of life issues with him but do not have a concrete plan for this scenario. You have to talk to the family about this patient, how do you approach this scenario?"
"Have you ever been to Europe?"
"Have you heard about the Death by Dignity law in Oregon and that it may pass in NY? What do you think of it?"
"If you were to pick up a Time magazine, what topic would catch your eye and make you not only read the article, but stop what you are doing because you HAVE to know more about it? "
"If you hosted a dinner party, name three people you would invite, living or dead, fictional or non-fictional?"
"How would you manage pain without medications?"
"Everything was standard.
How would you compare the US current medical system with that of France? (I was raised in France)"
"What is the biggest health problem facing America?"
"Why switch careers at this point in your life?
"Three children are walking down the street and the oldest child pulls out a cigarette...what do you do??"
"Tell me two things, one academic, and one personal about something you have learned during undergrad."
"If you could have a dinner party with three people, either fictional or dead, who would they be?"
"Nothing too out of the ordinary, ethics questions like "is there anything in your personal or cultural background that would prevent you from performing any particular procedure?""
"Think up a situation in which your values conflict with those of a patient and tell me how you would handel the situation (I had a hard time thinking of a situation on the spot so the interviewer gave me one dealing with Oregon Right to Die)."
"What are three people in history you'd like to meet and why?"
"The usual questions that other people have posted. If you could have a dinner party with 3 people, dead or alive, who would they be? If you could be the CEO of a nonprofit company, what would it be?"
"When in your life has communication saved the day?"
"If I was Governor Pitaki and you were my medical advisor, what would you do to improve the health of New York State citizens?"
"If medicine and other health fields were no longer required and didn't exist, what career would you pursue?"
"pretty standard interview fare"
"What have you learned by living in three different cultures?"
"If you could have dinner with 3 people, alive or dead, who would they be?"
"A mother came into your office who was unreceptive to her child's obesity, how would you deal with that?"
"There were a couple of interesting ethics scenerio-type questions in my first interview, so they were kind of interesting (i've never had them before). But my second interviewer asked me who I wanted to win in the Democratic primaries and where I get my news from."
"My second interviewer led me into an ENTIRE scenario about being governor of Illinois and how to improve the health of my people..... everything from money... to environment... education.... "
"Scenario question regarding giving an abortion to a mentally disabled 13 year old girl (and mother wants preg. terminated), what do you do?"
"No interesting questions."
"If you were the CEO of a company, what company would it be and why?"
"all sorts of questions about medical ethics--mainly end-of-life and beginning-of-life issues (stem cell research, abortion, euthanasia, right-to-die laws)."
"What do you think about the Oregon Death with Dignity Law?"
"Describe to me the most memorable patients that you've come across in your volunteer/research experience."
"What is a problem in health care today and how would you change it?"
"Albany stresses ethics so questions in this realm were interesting...cases on DNR and Death Penalty...the role of the pharmaceutical industry in academic medicine...should hospitals treat those who cannot foot the bill..etc!"
"About my job as a Medical Assistant and questions about my personal life and why I took time off after college."
"How would I decrease "frequent flyers" and non-emergent patients at emergency rooms?"
"Why do I think people in my age group vote less than other age groups"
"You live in a rural community that contains a federal penitentiary. Your name comes up on the list as the physician to perform the lethal injection. What do you do?"
"Can you recommend a film scanner?"
"Who is your role model?"
"are you nervous"
"If u had a patient in immediate need of a blood transfusion and the parents were jehovah's witness and dont give concent what would u do."
"Do you keep up on the news? What was the last thing you read about? Discuss."
"How do you hope to apply the diversity of academic and employment experiences that you have had to medicine?"
"What would I do if the hospital I work for go on strike"
"Ten years from now, how would you rate your success as a doctor?"
"A chronically ill patient comes to you at the end of their rope, they simply cannot live like this any longer. The next day they end up on a respirator and they have no DNR in their chart, their family is fighting about whether or not to continue measures to save the patients life. What do you do?"
"If you were a physician who had to advise a couple on what to do with embryos harvested from an IVF cycle that were no longer needed, what would you do with them? The interviewer gave me a choice of throwing them out, putting them up for adoption by another couple, or donating them for research purposes."
"ethics questions - because of the antagonistic interviewer. she was out and out rude and actually picked a fight with me."
"What do you do for fun?"
"two questions really stood out to me; 1. what are your views on affirmative action? how would you feel if your spot in medical school were given to someone less qualified than yourself, simply because he/she is a minority? 2. are double blinded, randomized clinically controlled trials for HIV/AIDS drugs in Africa ethical? what about the patients in the study who do not recieve the active drug? is it better not to do any studies at all? should there be a different standard for testing in Africa than there is here in the US?"
"If you could be CEO of any non-profit, which one would you choose and why?"
"Do you think Rudy Guliani would make a good president?"
"Who is your favorite actor?"
"What are your interests outside of Pre Med"
"What is one thing that I would change about my application."
"How would you change the healthcare system if you were the one in charge?"
"If you could be a CEO of any company what would it be?"
"President of any non-profit organization, which one and why?"
"Nothing unexpected nor extraordinary."
"If you could be the CEO of any non-profit organization, what would it be?"
"What is the nicest place you have vacation and how would you compare the social structure of each place?"
"What career field would you pursue second to medicine?"
"If you could have dinner with anyone from the past, who would it be? What was your most valuable non-science course?"
"Tell me about your family."
"What do you think of the results of last night's election? What do you think of the U.S. involvement in Iraq? Do you think you would make a good doctor? Why?"
"What would you do with banked embryos if their owners no longer wanted them?"
"If there was one person you could have to dinner- dead or alive- who would it be? (although someone else who was interviewed that day was asked what the integral of "udu" was.)"
"Describe how your parents met."
"If I could be the CEO of any non-profit organization which would I choose and why?"
"You seem to be committed to public health....we then discussed specific health initiatives that I would like to be involved in...it was a great discussion..."
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