"Tell me something about you that has nothing to do with academics."
"Tell us about your family, background, etc."
"When did you go from being a boy to a man?"
"Describe a time that you failed and how you improved"
"What's your favorite book?"
"Out of all of your experiences in your AMCAS which one was most important to you?"
"Tell us where you are from, and why you chose where you went to undergraduate."
"What was the defining moment when you decided you wanted to be a doctor?"
"Why do you want to become a doctor and why did you choose Emory?"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"In panel interview: Tell me about your family."
"tell us about yourself"
"Group: Tell me about your family; greatest accomplishment (non-medical); what you do to relax; go back in time, what'd you change or do differently; one thing/trait your friends would change about you; career you'd pursue if medicine were not an option."
"You do a one on one interview and then a group interview. The group interviewers dont have your mcat or gpa, only your amcas essay and some basic demographic information. Each interviewer asks each interviewee a question(you will be asked in different orders though)...and for me none of us got the same question, all specific to us. "
"Tell us about yourself and what has lead you to pursue medicine."
"Group: Tell me about yourself (hometown, school, current job, family)
Individual: What qualities/characteristics should a good physician have? "
"Tell me about your family, why you chose your undergrad, and why Emory?"
"One-on-one: Why medicine?
Group: Where are you from, how did you choose your undergrad/was it a good choice for you, why are you interested in Emory?"
"The interview questions people have previously posted here are excellent indicators of what they like to ask."
"Tell me about your family. (They are really big on this one, so be prepared to answer it energetically!)"
"With a million dollars?"
"What would you do if you had a 5 days worth of work to do in 3 days? (for example essays, tests, projects) How do you deal with stress?"
"Tell me about this experience in your personal statement and how it influenced your decision to become a doctor."
"Tell me about your parents."
"Describe a situation when you were under stress and how you responded."
"What are some of the most important traits of a good physician?"
"Describe your background and what drove you to medicine?"
"Why did you go to your undergraduate school?"
"Question about Family"
"why emory? (they seemed kinda big on this one)"
"Tell me about yourself.. your research."
"Tell us about yourself (group)"
"If a career in medicine wasn't possible what would you do instead? (panel interview question)"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Tell me about yourself.
"Tell us about yourself."
"Tell me about your background."
"What would you bring to Emory?"
"Tell us about you, your family, and why you applied to Emory."
"Tell us about yourself, family, why medicine, why Emory? "
"(Group) Tell me about yourself
(Individual) Stuff about my AMCAS essay
- both interviewers only see your essays..nothing else on AMCAS...well not at the time of the interview"
"Tell me about family?"
"tell me about yourself, why you want to do medicine and why Emory?"
"Tell me about your family. "
"tell me about your research"
"Tell us about your family"
"If your friends could say 2 things negative or postive about you, what would they be?"
"How would your friends describe you? (group interview)"
"What did you do in India? How did you find out about this program?"
"Questions about personal statement.
"How do you think being a non-traditional student will affect your experience as a physician?"
"tell me about your family (in both the one-on-one and group interview)"
"Name a health care problem and how you would fix it (panel)?"
"Give one word that describes you."
"Tell us a little bit about yourself and relate your experiences to how you got interested in medicine."
"Tell us about your family. "
"Tell me about yourself/family/background, why Emory?"
"Relate a childhood story."
"tell me more about X on your AMCAS"
"Tell me about your research."
"Where do you see yourself in a dozen years?"
"Faculty Interview: Tell me what I should be reading right now."
"what qualities are most important in a doctor / what do you look for in choosing your doctor?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"What did you want to know about Emory before making your decision?"
"What do you think are important characteristics of a doctor? Why?"
"Tell me about yourself, your desire to be a physician. Do you have any relatives in medicine? "
"What would you do if a patient doubted your judgment as a doctor and questioned your diagnosis?"
"How do your parents feel about your decision to pursue medicine?"
"Tell me about yourself, your family and your reasons for applying to Emory."
"Why Emory and Atlanta"
"How was your high school/college experience?"
"tell me about you family"
"What do you do for fun? Why Emory? What have you done since graduation? Tell us about your background."
"Has your father passed away? (since I didn't mention him in the primary essay) :P He's very much alive and well!"
"Obligatory autobiographical schpeal."
"tell us about your family (what your parents did, where you're from, what you studied in college, etc...)"
"why do you want to come to emory? do you want to return home? (that's where i'm from)"
"Standard...tell me about yourself and family, why emory"
"Tell us about your family and why you are interested in medicine"
"expect to be asked about your essay...especially how your experiences affected your choice to enter medical field, what it taught you about medicine, etc"
"Why are you applying at this time?"
"Why do you want to become a physician?"
"What are you doing during your application year?"
"Describe your family"
"How do feel about not having your family around and not having the support system when you're in med school?"
"What have you learned through your experience as an EMT?"
"What is the process that you went through in deciding to pursue medicine."
"Who's your favorite jazz pianist?"
"Tell me about yourself? Why you picked your undergrad? Why you picked your major?"
"What does your family think about your decision to go into medicine?"
"why medicine, why emory?"
"All questions relate to your personal statement."
"What did you do over the summer?"
"tell me about your family"
"Was there a particular event in your life or moment that led you to become a doctor?"
"how do you handle stress?"
"Tell me about yourself and your family."
"Tell me about yourself/family/how you ended up in medicine (both interviews)."
"What do you do for fun?"
"Tell me a little about yourself, your family, and why you are interested in Emory."
"What do you do for fun"
"Tell me a little about yourself, why you are interested in medicine, and why you want to come to emory."
"Do you have hobbies?"
"What was the most difficult time in your life?"
"Tell me about your experience shadowing your mom to clinics in rural Florida?"
"see interesting/difficult questions above. "
"Tell me about yourself and why you want to come here"
"What is your family like?"
"what do your parents do?
"Questions about my family; parents and siblings. "
"How is the idea of your being a physician received by your parents? What do your parents and siblings do for a living?"
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"Why is Emory appealing to you?"
"What belief have you strongly held that you no longer do?"
"What's the most sentimentally valuable item in your house?"
"Tell me about your family."
"Where do you see yourself in ten years? Which specialty are you interested in?"
"How would students at your undergraduate institution describe you?"
"So, I want to build a treehouse. How would I go about doing that? Explain the important steps, and how you would address key issues"
"What was the best book you've read recently?"
"What type of desert would you be?"
"What was your favorite class you took in college?"
"What technology will have the biggest impact on healthcare in the next 10 years?"
"In our group interview, each of us mentioned the importance of contributing to the community, so one of our interviewers asked us how we planned to build a sense of community with patients who did not share our background (racial/ethnic/socioeconomic/geographic)."
"Why do smart people do stupid things health-wise?"
"If a thoracic surgeon visited his patients prior to surgery and read from his bible to try and "save" them in case any troubles arose how would you respond?""
"What's your favorite movie?"
"Tell us about yourself?"
"what makes you laugh"
"One year, unlimited money, what would you do? I loved this question because it allowed me to talk about an interest of mine that I haven't been able to pursue."
"Group interview: What is your greatest accomplishment?
Individual interview: Do you think health care is a human right? Explain. "
"If your mom was your attending, how would you react?"
"What do you love?"
"health policy czar one"
"What do you like to watch on television?"
"nothing too terribly interesting"
"Since you have a long history as a mentor, who are your mentors and how did they influence you?"
"About tolerance in the US."
"If you had a million dollars?"
"Other than medicine, what would you do with infinite money?"
"Why did you choose your undergraduate institution?"
"What attribute would you bring to a small group?"
"What do I think is a problem with healthcare today and who would I change it?"
"If you were given a million dollars, what would you do with it?"
"nothing really too exciting... mainly why emory/why med"
"What is one trait your friend (same sex) would use to describe you?"
"What would you do if not a career in medicine."
"What were my favorite books?"
"Something about my culture that got me on a tangent conversation about the role of women in non-Western countries (individual interview)"
"Pretty standard stuff"
"What kind of advice would a mother give to a graduate of medical school?"
"Tell us about a situation where you failed."
"What would you do outside of medicine if you had one year off?"
"Specific question about my personal statement that required thought."
"Give an example of something science/medicine can't undo. (Basically, I had questions pulled from my PS. I had to explain/defend sentences or themes in my PS, so read yours before you go!)"
"What is the biggest problem facing the world today?"
"pretty standard interview questions
why medicine? why emory? why should we choose you?"
"if given a lot money and i didn't go to med school, what would i do?"
"How would you apply your research to helping a personal friend?"
"Tell me about your family. If you did not do medicine/any health related field, what would you do? Where do see youy self in 15 years?"
"What would you do with a free weekend at Emory (one where you had no work to do)?"
"A question pertaining to critical epidemiology. (Don't worry...I had read a book written by one of my interviewer's classmates.)"
"Money not an issue---and no healthcare career for you, what would you do?"
"something from my personal statement"
"What did you 'see' - really see - in the hospital today? "
"What is a goal you have set for yourself, 10 or 20 years in the future, that is not related to your career?"
"From my personal statement."
"what 3 books would i see on your coffee table"
"What would you do if you had a year off? (Asked by the MS4 in the 3-on-3 interview)"
"Discussed how it helped to know the history of a country/region in addressing healthcare issues"
"Would you want your doctor to have knowledge, compassion, or integrty"
"If a family event conflicted with patient care, how would you handle it? Excellent question, not sure if there's ever a good answer though..."
"Do you believe there is a monetary limit to the amount we can do for a patient? Do we need to ration medical services?"
"Tell us something that we would not know about you. "
"follow-up questions about books I'm reading"
"(Group)What do I think about the media and its portrayal (positive and negative) of physicians"
"If I had a lot of money and didn't want to become a doctor, what would I do?"
"What do you hope medicine can do for you in ten years?"
"All were pretty striatforward."
"What classes are you currently taking?"
"If you were a medical student at Emory and you had to take the joint exam today, what would you plan in order to celebrate tonight?"
"Tell me something about you that I wouldn't find on the surface."
"How do you deal with stress?"
"How would you fix the disparities in healthcare?"
"Most questions were based on my personal statement -- not too much in the way of general questioning"
"What would you do if you didn't get into medical school?"
"What career would you choose if you absolutely could not be a physician?"
"Can there be redemption (not religious per se) for Tookie Williams, the founder of the Crips gang, who was executed this weekend?"
"If you were in charge of health care in the US, what would you do about the uninsured"
"of all the world changing events of the past 10 years, which one has been the most important?"
"You've pursued many different activities and had a wide variety of experiences. How can we be sure that you are committed medicine?"
"If you were an ER doctor, and you had a prison inmate (convicted of rape and murder) come in by an ambulance for a serious condition, how would you treat the prisoner?"
"If your friends could say 2 things negative and positive about you, what would they be"
"what is the biggest deifference between Atlanta and east africa?"
"How do you feel about entering this school while the curriculum is undergoing so many changes?"
"Did you notice a difference in Austin after the influx of Hurricane Katrina evacuees?"
"How would your enemies describe you?"
"what are your hopes and fears about becoming a physician?"
"Based on your interests and professional goals, why do you think pursuing a medical degree would be useful? "
"Name a health care problem and how you would fix it?(panel interview)"
"what relationships have been important in your decision to become a doctor?"
"Give one word that describes you."
"If I had one kidney and two patients, how would I go about deciding who gets it?"
"What is an accomplishment that you are most proud of?"
"What is one misconception people have of you?"
"What have learnt from your parents"
"Tell us a memorable story from your childhood. This one kinda caught me off guard."
"nothing really unique"
"Are you going to watch the debate tonight?"
"None, they were all generic questions"
"Tell me what I should be reading right now (I got to talk about Stephen Jay Gould, which is always a pleasure)."
"how would you want to be remembered when you're six feet under (not asked in those words, of course)"
"How are doctors protrayed in the media? What would you change?"
"What can you do for medical profession?"
"What there was to do in the city my undgrad is in"
"Describe an experience where you found your act to be questionable and how you coped from it?"
"How would you rank these qualities in a physician? Knowledge, compassion, and integrity"
"How would you rate the values: integrity, intelligence and compassion with respect to a physician?. Which is most important to you and why?"
"see the post directly above (it's me again... i forgot to say some things :)... We also had a one-on-one interview in addition to the group panel (see questions below)"
"The impact AIDS research in US has on the number of HIV/AIDS patients in Africa."
"They asked me how I thought my experience abroad related to practicing medicine. (It was part of my personal statement)"
"If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and why?"
"How do you feel about needle-exchange programs?"
"What was my favorite food?"
"If you had a million dollars and wanted to get away for the weekend, where would you go?"
"Give the underlying cause of terrorism and what would you do to solve it..."
"Same as the "most difficult question.""
"Try to convince me to move to your hometown."
"if you were dean, and given a million dollars, how would you spend the money?"
"How do you feel her condition would affect her medical state? (related to someone I wrote about in my personal statement)"
"What have you gotten out of from living with 3 older sisters?"
"They asked me what type of students attend my undergrad. I had a good time answering this one."
"Most were standard (why emory? tell us about family?)"
"Nothing really. Emory is my undergrad institution so one of the interviewers in the panel interview asked to explan why the other applicants should go to Emory."
did SARS affect your family at all?"
"What is the one thing people should remember about you"
"What characterisitics make your mentors good doctors/therapists?"
"So you took a class in weight lifting... Why?"
"How would your best friend describe you? What would he/she say were your worst and best qualities?"
"Are doctors actors? Do you think outside of the box?"
"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)"
"Just an essay based off of my AMCAS essay"
"Did you vote in the California recall election? Would you vote for Arnold?"
"Most of the questions were derived from things I wrote in my essay."
"What do you see as your biggest challenge to being a doctor?"
"You worked with Habitat for Humanity in college. Explain to me why working for that organization isn't just the same as giving handouts to poor folks."
"No interesting question"
"If you could eat dinner with any two people, who would they be and why?"
"why do you want to come to the south?"
"What did you do over the summer?"
"Which recent book you've read reflects the direction medicine will be taking in the next 10+ years."
"after this interview, i'm going to speak to the admissions committee about your file. what is the one thing you'd like me to tell them?"
"Should we go to war with Iraq?"
"Was there a particular event in your life or moment that led you to become a doctor?"
"do you think you're gonna have this same idealism once you get into the thick of practice? esp. in light of all the changes in medicine that make it a big pain"
"If you could be anyone (living or dead) for a day, who would you choose to be and why?"
"nothing particularly surprising"
"How will you maintain a healthy lifestyle with the stress of a medical profession?"
"Other than a doctor, what professional is the most helpful to humanity?"
"nothing off the wall"
"nothing too interesting-- questions were mostly about my AMCAS"
"If a lifesaving medicine were available for a patient with an otherwise terminal cancer, and they refused treatment on religious grounds, what would you do?"
"If a medical school applicant only had five years to live, would you accept him to your medical school?"
"Do you think physicians have the ability to measure the human soul? (It was a question related to my statement... don't worry, probably nobody else will get this one)"
"why do you think some people perceive doctors as stressed out and unhappy? how will you try and prevent yourself from becoming like that?"
"What would my friends say about me?
The doctor spoke for most of the time."
"What are some adjectives that friends use to describe you?"
"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?"
"Do you think skills in the performing arts can apply to your role as a physician later on?"
"How were you affected by 911?"
"What major adversity have you had to overcome during school?"
"How would you solve the problem of health-care delivery to the poor uninsured?"