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"More structured interview schedule and an activity/etc. with current medical students during the wait time"
"It was a little funny that we were all just sitting around in the admissions office waiting for our interviews"
"The tour seemed short, as though several things were left out (the nicer library, more of the hospital, etc...)"
"None! Great job!"
"The admissions office is great at ECU. Every time I ever had a question they would gladly give me a helpful response."
"None, they're really nice and answer all questions in a timely manner."
"I changed date of interview and the office was really nice and helpful about it. Great office!"
"I think the admission board should try to reduce the number of applicants that are interviewed."
"After I called to check on the status of my application the person answering the phone seemed really"
"Nothing really, I enjoyed my experience very much, minus a couple of gunners..but thats not there fa"
"Is it better to be a good communicator or a good listener?"
"Why ECU? BSOM?"
"Describe a time when you showed compassion to someone less fortunate/a minority."
"What is one of the future problems you see facing the health care community?"
"How would you balance school and social life?"
"What would you do if you saw someone cheating on an exam?"
"What is one strength and one weakness of your application."
"What is our mission statement? (know this)"
"How did you choose your college?"
"Do you think the healthcare system is broken?"
"Tell me what happened after you graduated from college in 2005."
"What clinical experience do you have?"
"Where do you plan to practice medicine?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor instead of a nurse or PA?"
"What have you done since you last applied? (I'm a re-applicant)
"why medicine? why brody?"
"How long have you been interested in medicine?"
"why your major"
"Why ECU? Why ECU over my current undergrad?"
"why did you pick medicine?"
"Why medicine? / Why ECU?"
"Why medicine? Tell me more about yourself."
"where do you see yourself in 1o years"
"They got a bunch of basic information. Then asked normal questions about why medicine, what is wrong with healthcare, what do I want to be doing in 12 years etc. "
"What was your GPA? Grade in Organic Chemistry?"
"What is your GPA?"
"Any more questions for me? "
"Tell me about your family."
"Where do you see yourself in 12 years?"
"tell me your story--how did you get here?"
"Tell me about your medical experiences (types, variety, etc)"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Tell me about your self?"
"Tell me more about your research"
"tell me about your research"
"Tell me about your medical experience."
"Tell me about your undergrad years."
"MCAT, GPA, undergrad school?? ....closed-file interview"
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"Why did you decide to go change careers?
"What do you see yourself doing in the next 10 years?"
"Why you want to be a doctor?"
"What do you think makes a good doctor?"
"Tell me about yourself and where you are from.
What do you want me to tell the committee in your behalf."
"What were your MCAT, GPA, SAT, etc."
"Why do you want to become a doctor?"
" rate these 3 words in order of importance to you and why? compassionate, integrity and intelligence"
"What three people would you have over for dinner? (Anyone, live or dead, cartoon or real)"
"Tell me about yourself, your family, what you do for fun? Standard closed-file questions."
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?(Both interviewers asked this question)"
"What is one of the toughest problems with medicine?"
"What makes you want to change careers to become a doctor?"
"Tell me about yourself; what do you do for fun; "
"Where do you see yourself after med school?"
"Why did you decide to apply early decision?"
"If you are provided full scholarship at all the institutes you applied to....what factors will influence in picking the school you decide to matriculate?"
"What was your MCAT score?"
"Why did you apply to an Osteopathic school? Answer: Osteopathic medicine embodies the principles that I treasure most highly in the practice of medicine. There are three aspects to every patient, Mind, Body and Soul. When any of these are out of balance in some way shape or form the patient's health suffers in some way."
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"Why did I choose my undergraduate instituion?"
"Tell me about yourself and why medical school"
"See question above"
"What experience besides practicing as a PA do you have? (volunteer, community involvement, shadowing other fields)"
"What made you decide to go to your Undergraduate school?"
"What would your best friend say were your strengths and weakenesses?"
"why medicine/why ecu"
"MCAT scores and are you happy with them?"
"What was your MCAT?"
"What is your MCAT? What is your GPA?"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"Describe yourself in one paragraph."
"Why ECU and what do you know about ECU"
"What do you do for fun?"
"What is your MCAT (closed file)?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"Tell me when you first became interested in pursuing medicine."
"What dessert would you be?"
"What kind of music do you listen to?"
"What do you do for fun?"
"Explain what you would do if a classmate came to you feeling overwhelmed and considering dropping out after their first year."
"If I was an office supply instrument what would I be?"
"How will you adjust to ECU"
"Do you want to practice medicine abroad (I have spent significant time abroad)"
"Nothing stands out as particularly interesting. Most of the questions were conversational in nature and were simple questions about my background."
"Tell me all of your extra-curricular activities in chronological order, throughout college."
"If you could fix healthcare, but only could do one thing what would it be?"
"Tell me something funny that happened while you were volunteering."
"Walk me through your life, from the beginning."
"Why do you think more doctors don't go into primary care?"
"What are you looking for in a medical school?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"No questions was really all that unique from standard interviewing questions."
"make sure you know your MCAT score section by section including your writing letter- the interviewer had it in front of him but asked just to quiz"
"Is xxx school your first choice?"
"Tell me about something in you saw in your shadowing experiences that you DIDN'T like."
"How do you think most people choose their doctor?"
"The interviewers stuck to the basics, it was really just a get-to-know-you conversation. Very laidback."
"How does molecular biology relate to the practice of medicine?"
"tell me an interesting story about a patient (from one of my clinical experiences)"
"None were too interesting."
"Has your strong sense of empathy ever got you into trouble?"
"They were all pretty nice, mostly a conversation"
"If I have to tell the admission board one thing about you, what would you like me to tell them?"
"Tell me about your research"
"Weakest part of file"
"Can you tell me about the racial tensions in (hometown)? What is your ideal vision for (hometown)?
*these weren't random, they had to do with my non-medical service work*"
"What did you do with your summers?? lol"
"How much do you think the average heart bypass surgery costs?"
"what are important characteristics of a physician"
"Nothing really. The interviewers genuinely seemed to want to get to know you."
"How has your hometown changed in the years?"
"Nothing out of the ordinary."
"What do you think will be your greatest challenge in completing medical school or learning how to be a doctor?"
"What were some of the physics lab you were involved in? (I had not taken Physics in almost 4 years)"
"Did your father go to school here?"
"Tell me about your research."
"What was you SAT score?"
"What would you like me to tell the Admissions Committee on your behalf?"
"very basic, conversational questions to learn more about my background since the interviews are closed-file. talked about the school's history, how faculty end up there and the draw to training at brody-- easy conversation"
"rank these three words in order and tell why: integrity, intelect, compasion"
"If you had to write a paragraph about yourself, what would you say?"
"What is rural medicine?"
"Just basic tell me about yourself."
"Who is your hero?"
"very standard questions. one interview was rather persistant about asking me what i would do to solve the problem of people being uninsured."
"My interviewers never really asked a lot of questions- if you can talk and keep a conversation going- you are fine... my second interviewer was a big USC fan, and being the day of the college football Nat'l Championship, we talked about that... so i guess who do you think is going to win the nat'l championship?"
"If you could invite 3 people alive or dead (non-family members) for dinner, who would it be?"
"Why ECU? or Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Nothing really out of the ordinary"
"Standard, boring closed-file stuff"
"No off-the-wall questions."
"Nothing really interesting... all get to know you and what you have done (and why you have done it.)"
"1) why doctor and not nursing? (i open myself up for than question)
2) hypothetically speaking, if i was 42 and still trying to get into med school, what will i do or be doing?"
"What is the most recent book you read outside of school?"
"Who pays for the services rendered to an indigent patient in an ER?"
"NONE! The closed file interview is barbaric. Each interview was as bland as dry white toast."
"If a reported from the Greenville News was outside of the door, what would you tell him/her about coming to Greenville for medical school? "
"what changes do you see in medicine?"
"How much would it cost for a family of four with no company subsidizing for health insurance for one year?"
"Where do I see medicine going in the future, and how do I see myself involved."
"Nothing stands out. The questions were mostly conversational and low-stress."
"Pretty Standard stuff "
"what would you do if you had a patient with hypertension that wasn't taking the medicine prescribed but was taking a home remedy?"
"Nothing too interesting...basic questions"
"During your hospital internship did you ever watch anyone die? (the answer is 'yes' unfortunately)"
"none really....all were pretty standard from this website ... more of get to know you kind of questions"
"What is your favorite movie?"
"What is your solution to the problems of Managed Care? Think I gave a 10 minute fired up answer on this one. :P"
"What would be your greatest sacrifice if you came to med school?"
"Tell me about your little sister"
"nothing really sticks out.."
"I was asked to describe social work I did as an ugrad."
"I was asked if I would change anything about my life."
"Mr. Smith has hypertension and only takes his medication when he remembers. However, he takes a home-remedy everyday. What would you do?"
"If the roles were switched and you were the interviewer and I were the applicant and you could only ask me one question what would it be and why?"
"If my father called to say that he is lonely, now that the kids are gone, and he wanted to take a piece of hair from me to clone another child, what would I say? ( He said there is no right or wrong answer)."
"What does your chinese name mean?"
"What was the most important thing that your undergrad school provided you, besides the education?"
"If you were the interviewer, what question would you ask? "
"Do you know how intramedullary pinning came to be common practice in the Western World? (related to an earlier question)"
"What did you like best about your undergraduate experience?"
"Nothing really interesting just standard med. school questions. i.e. Why medicine? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? "
"We got into a conservation about the challenges of staying grounded with increasing education levels."
"What motivates you to keep applying to this school?"
"nothing really just talked about my hobbies and why ECU"
"Nothing particularly interesting, really. Standard questions it seemed."
"If a party is thrown in the honor of you and you get to invite five people, dead or alive, who would they be and why?"
"Nothing Ordinary.... It was a closed file, so the questions were meant to get to know me."
"A older gentleman comes into the clinic with hypertension and he supposed to be taking the medicine that you have given him and he is not because he says he has been taking a home remedy for years that has worked for him just find. What would you do to assure that he starts to take your medicine"
"Nothing really interesting...just the standard questions."
"Why would you want to come to ECU? (this was a great question for me b/c I have lots of reasons of why I want to go there)"
"Not at all."
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