"What was your worst subject in undergraduate school?"
"Tell me a little about yourself"
"Challenges associated with a leadership position."
"They only had access to my secondary application and they asked me about a few specific things I had mentioned."
"Why do you want to practice osteopathic medicine?"
"Explain a time when you experienced failure?"
"Why medicine? Why DO? Why KCU?"
"How were you introduced to osteopathy?"
"How do you plan on integrating prevention techniques in underserved areas? (I had talked a lot about preventative medicine)"
"Why DO? Why KCUMB?"
"What worries you the most about starting medical school?"
"How did you prepare for your MCAT?"
"Why this school? This was the only question I was asked."
"Why [insert country where I studied abroad]?"
"several ethical questions"
"What makes you unique?"
"Why do you want to climb Mt Everest? (application specific obviously) They followed by "Oh you should read this book and that book!" Awesome guys."
"Why do you want to be a doctor, DO, go to KCUMB?"
"There was an ethics question, the rest were about my file."
"How has your previous career prepared you to be a doctor?"
"List three current ethical issues within the medical profession."
"What would you tell a mother of a withdrawal baby?"
"about my experiences shadowing."
"What was your favorite subject in college?"
"Tell me about how you think (my current job) will help you become a better doctor?"
"Name an ethical issue in health care and discuss."
"Asked about my hobbies/interests (the unique ones that stood out on my application) to make for friendly conversation."
"Why do you want to be a doctor and why D.O.?"
"You seem to do so many extra-curriculars on top of school work. How do you balance it all?"
"How would you control health care costs?"
"What lead you to medicine. Why DO? Why KCUMB?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why KCUMB?"
"Pick a issue facing medicine, present the two opposing argumentsm pick a side you agree with most and explain why."
"Why Medicine/Osteopathic Med. / KCUMB?"
"What role does prevention play in medicine?"
"Who will your support group be?"
"Tell me about a person that made you change the way you think about something that is important to you..."
"I am out-of-state and somehow it came up that I was applying to my state-specific schools as well. They asked me if I was accepted to KCUMB and an in-state school, which would I choose?"
"What is it about KCUMB will help me get into rural medicine?"
"Why KCUMB? Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Ethics in medicine"
"Why doctor? Why osteopathic medicine?"
"Why KCUMB and why DO?"
"What three things are important to have when establishing a good relationship with you patients?"
"If you had to name one reason why you wanted to be a doctor, what would it be and why?"
"Why Medicine, Why DO, Why KCUMB"
"Why Osteo, and why KCUMB?"
"What is one thing you learned from your shadowing experiences?"
"Why do you want to pursue medicine?"
"Tell me about yourself. Why osteopathy? Why you want to be a doctor?"
"Why do I want to be a doctor, what events in my life led me to this, etc"
"Why do you want to be a doctor and more specifically an osteopathic doctor?"
"why DO? why medicine? "
"Tell us about yourself. Why medicine? Why DO? "
""I want you to pick a medical ethical issue, describe both sides of that issue, and come down hard on one side with your personal opinion.""
"If I say ''ethical medical controvery,'' what is the first issue that comes to mind? (I stated both sides of the argument but didn't have to defend a stance.)"
"Tell me about your experience as a volunteer at the Memphis Animal Shelter. "
"How do you feel about preventative medicine? How will you incorporate it into your practice? "
"How I got to that point in life where I would be applying to osteopathic colleges, and in particular KCUMB."
"Why do you want to be a doctor? (duh... and don't say 'cause I want to help people'.) "
"Why do you want to be a DO? Why do you want to come here?"
"Why this school?"
"How has your family member who is a physician been an inspiration for you?"
"What are your strengths/weaknesses?"
"Tell me about an ethical situation you might encounter as a physician and how you would deal with conflicting philosophies between yourself and your patient."
"Why was your MCAT low?"
"''Why medicine? Why osteopathic?''"
"So why D.O.? "
"talk about your experiences"
"What was your favorite non-science class?"
"How do you like Kansas City?"
"Is this your first time out to KC? What do you think of it?"
"Why Medicine? Why KCUMB? Why D.O.?"
"About the time I spent in NY"
"What has brought you here? (very vague)"
"Tell us about your educational path to get here.
"Why are you here today? (yes, really vague)"
"What do you like about our school? "
"How can we get you to come to our medical school?"
"Why medicine, why D.O., why KCUMB?"
"Whay do you want to become a physican and why D.O.?
"Why do you want to be a physician?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"How does your Medical Anthropology allow you to communicate between cultures?"
"What do you do in your free time?"
"Why medicine, why DO?"
"What do you think will be your biggest challenge for getting through medical school?"
"What did you think of the health care system in Mexico and how would you compare it to ours?"
"Tell me why you travelled so much. Do you think you can stay in one spot for two years? (I've gone to school for two years in one place in NY?)"
"What was your favorite science and non-science class?"
"Name a bioethical issue and tell us about it."
"tell us about your decision making process to become a doctor and what other medical professions have you looked at?"
"Why osteopathy? "
"Tell us about yourself"
"What type of patient would be most difficult for you to treat and how would you deal with it?"
"Why medicine, osteopathy, KCUMB? (all one question)"
"Why do you like to be a physician, why did you choose osteopathic medicine, and why did you apply to KCUMB(this was actually asked as one question)?"
"If you had a 19-y.o. girl who wants an abortion come into your office -- what would you do? (I was asked this because of my stance on abortion -- pro-life)"
"How did you improve your MCAT?"
"Describe a current ethical dilemma and how you feel about it?"
"Asked me a question about my study abroad program."
"tell me what you know about DO"
"We want to get to know you. Tell us some things about you?"
"Define "honesty" and how it relates to you as a medical student and as a physician."
"Discuss your opinion about cloning."
"Why do you want to attent medical school? Why do you want to be a DO?
Osteopathic medicine why?"
"How will you deal with the workload and stress of med school?"
"Why DO and why KCUMB?"
"Tell me about yourslef?"
"Why medicine? Why osteopathic medicine? Why did you choose graduate work in anatomy? What happened to your grades sophomore year?"
"Why medicine, why osteopathic medicine?"
"Why, Medicine, why here? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
"What is your opinion about embryonic stem cell research?"
talk about research,
tell me about this course you took, and why? (non-science course)"
"What brings you to the desire to become an Osteopathic physician?"
"Tell me how you have self motivation.
Tell me how you use teamwork.
Tell me about your internship this summer."
"Can you explain your poor grades in your freshman year (over 10 years ago)? This question was asked in a nonjudgmental tone."
"Did 9-11 affect you and if so, how?"
"Explain how you juggle your school work and all your extracurriculars. Follow-up question: So if something came up that was not on your aganda, you would not be able to hanlde it?"
"Why medicine, why osteopathy, why KCUMB? (Believe it or not, this was all one question! I felt as if I were talking forever)"
"Why medicine? Why DO? Strengths/weaknesses? Just general stuff."
"Why D.O.? Why KCUMB? What are your goals as a physician?"
"Tell us about your research."
"What do you want to be a doctor, why DO, why KCUMB?"
"You have a couple of withdrawls on your transcripts, explain those."
"Why do you want to go into osteopathy? Explain an example of when the osteopathic physician you shadowed used OMT."
"What stresses you and what do you do about it?"
"how i felt about fibromyalgia (i work for the insurance industry)"
"Tell us alittle about your research."
"What are the three top things you are looking for in a medical school?"
"What would you do if you had a patient in his 80's in full metal capacity who was terminally ill and didn't want to be on life-support (wanted to die). What would you do if he asked for drugs to overdose on? (I can't remember word for word but this is the gist of it)"
"Tell me about yourself and what led you up to the point of wanting to become a doctor, especially an osteopathic physician. "
"Name 3 ethical issues in medicine. (I named 3 and described them, which I would suggest b/c they seemed impressed)."
"Tell us about working for a poultry company."
"Tell me about your family and support system?"
"Tell me about your experiences guiding your decision into becoming an osteopathic physician. "
"So tell me about yourself."
"Why do you want to be a doctor and why osteopathic medicine?"
"Tell us about your hospice volunteer experience."
"Tell us about your work."
"Why DO, Why KCUMB...."
"If you were practicing in a state that participated in lethal injection and do choose which physician will do it your name is put in a hat... your's is picked...if you don't do it, you lose your license. what do you do?"
"What do you look for when you select a medical school?"
"Tell me about yourself. Why medicine? How will you handle the volume of information you will be required to learn in medical school? How do you spend your leisure time? "
"Tell me a bit about yourself. "
"What was the hardest non-science class that you took? What faculty member left the greatest impression on you and why?"
"With limited resources in ER's and hospitals, how do you feel about treating illegal immigrants when citizens need care?"
"How will you handle the stress of medical school?"
"Why do you want to become a DO?"
"Why a doctor, why D.O., why Kansas City?"
"Why a doctor? Why DO? What influenced you to go in this field?"
"Explain why you took Calculus I-IV AFTER you had already completed your undergraduate degree?"
"Why did you choose a DO school?"
"same as above."
"Tell us about yourself? Tell us about the support system you had in college. "
"Describe your research."
"Tell me about your self."
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Your father is an MD, why DO?"
"I don't see evidence of pre-med here. You took X and X and more X and X....."
"What first interested me in Medicine?"
"Tell us about yourself and why you want to be a DO?"
"Have you considered having a dying patient who refused further treatment? If so, what would you do?"
"All of the questions listed under interesting questions"
"Why osteopathic medicine?"
"Why medicine, why osteopathic med?"
"Where do I see myself in ten years?"
"Have you ever been to Kansas City?"
"Questions specific to my file and my DO philosophy"
"Tell me about yourself."
"when did you graduated from University? "
"Which research experience did you enjoy most and why?"
"What are these classes you have taken? meat science, food science? I elaborated on my major."
"Why DO? Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"What do you think about Kansas City? How did you become acquainted with osteopathic medicine?"
"How do you relieve stress?"
"What do you do to relieve stress?"
"Do you think you are prepared for the intense schedule, and explain your mcat scores... mine were pretty low."
"What do you do for fun, tell me about your family, tell me about your experience as a Radiology tech."
"Tell us about yourself??"
"What do you do for fun?"
"How were you able to take two years off while attempting to complete a degree in Biomedical Engineering?"
"Please explain what brought you to want to be a doctor, specifically an osteopathic doctor, and specifically at UHS."
"why medicine, osteopathy..."
"Why medicine/DO/UHS?? At the end they also asked for me to tell them anything else I wanted them to know about me that was not included in the interview."
"Why medicine? Why DO? Why UHS?"
"If a 13 year old girl came in with her mother and both seemed agitated and the mother insisted on the daughter having an abortion, what would I do."
"The same old, why osteopathy, why UHS etc etc"
"tell me about yourself
"Why did you apply DO? What schools did you apply to? How do you handle or deal with stress? Did you apply to any allopathic programs?"
"Tell us about your path that brought you to be sitting here today. Basically wanted to know everything, Why medicine, Why Osteopathic medicine, Why UHS in particular. A good place to tell them a lot of different things about why you want to be a doctor... See the two questions above. Those were asked to a number of the interviewee's. "
"See above. Also, why osteopathy?"
"How do you handle stress?"
"Why osteopathic medicine? What issues do you think doctors will be facing in 10-15 years?--and don't talk about managed healthcare!"
"why osteo. med? what stressed u out? what will you take from your undergrad to med school? have you ever shadowed any doctors (md/do)?"
"Tell us about yourself. "
"what do you do to relax?"
"How do you like Kansas City? Why DO ?"
"why did you choose osteopathic medicine"
"Why medicine? Why osteopathic Medicine?"
"Why D.O.? What community service have you done? Explain MCAT score."
"Why have you attended four secondary schools during your educational career?"
"where do you want to practice(rural or urban)?"
"Do you feel that you can handle the load?"
"Why do you want to be a D.O.?"
"Choosing either abortion or euthanasia, discuss why it is an ethical dilemma, the types of issues involved and your stance on the issue."
"How did you get here? (Why DO and UHS combined)"
"Why are you considering DO?"
"What about your low MCAT scores?
"Tell me about yourself?"
"If I asked a patient of yours, "What would you say about Dr. Me," what would he/she say to me?"
"What is your most significant accomplishment."
"Tell me about yourself? Why a D.O. degree? Why UHS?"
"Tell me about yourself. What is your background?"
"Tell us about yourself?"
"Why should we accept you over the other qualified applicants?"
"Why medicine? Why DO? Why UHS? You're only applying to DO schools?"
"When did you arrive in Kansas City? Where did you go last night? What did you eat? Why UHS? Why both M.D. and D.O.? Where would you go if you got in everywhere you applied? Why?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why a DO?"
"What is your greatest accomplishment in college?
Biggest medically realted problem you will face whenyou become a doctor"
"Have you enjoyed Kansas City so far?"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"How I felt about euthanasia. "
"Do you think the MCAT is a good measure of a students ability to succeed in med school?"
"In 10 years, what ethical concerns will affect you as a physician?"
"What makes you think you will be able to jump back into studying after taking 5 yrs off?"
"Why medicine? Why osteopathy? What are your thoughts on Kansas City? Any ideas on speciality?"
"How do you study?"
"If you were an advisor to the president, what advice would you give him on Iraq?"
"Tell us about your background."
"How do you learn: group or individual and what do you expect from each?"
"Why do you want to be a physician, specifically DO? "
"Tell me about yourself and why UHS? (must know those two and try to include why DO in your answer)"
"What do you see as the difference between a private hospital and a public hospital? How would you change these differences?"
"DO YOU REALLY FEEL LIKE YOU CAN HANDLE THE WORKLOAD?"
"How did you decide to go D.O.?"
"What is one of your favorite mnemonics?"
"What did the ambassadors talk about me (the interviewer)?"
"What is a question you prepared to answer in this interview?"
"What are 3 qualities that would make you a good physician"
"Tell me about a time when you went into something confidently and had a successful outcome."
"What is your teaching style? (related to community service listed in file)"
"Tell me about your undergraduate program and the area (I attended a small liberal arts college)"
"If asked to submit a document that best describes yourself, what document (that you wrote) would you submit to us?"
"How did you learn French/did you feel you learned it easily?"
"How do you define 'quality of life?' (This was a follow-up question to something else I said)"
"What is a story you have been following lately on the news?"
"How do you decide if a child should be taken from their parents? (abuse/neglect situation-I have a lot of experience with foster kids.)"
"nothing too interesting. pretty straight forward."
"Are you familiar with the jazz heritage in Kansas City?"
"Do you think you have TB? (tuberculosis) I couldn't make this up if I tried & I swear it must have been a stress interview question."
"How do you feel about assisted suicide?"
"How would you respond to a particular situation (life/death situation for patient)"
"Of all of your activities/hobbies, how do you decide what makes you happiest?"
"What would you say is the biggest health care problem faced by Kansas City residents?"
"What are you looking forward to and what are you worried about if you are coming here in August?"
""I read from one of your recommendation letters that you life to read?" Can't remember if there was a question after that but that was cool because I had no idea what my letters said."
"Your sister is a DO, has she encouraged or discouraged you in your career path?"
"Describe an ethical issue in medicine and your view on it."
"The interviewers said this was not part of the interview, but they asked if I had heard any recent news about the school and if so if that made me view the school differently."
"Do you think making flashcards is beneficial?"
"How will having a year off school affect your ability to learn in a classroom again?"
"The question about most influential person."
"I have had previous research in ADHD, they asked how I felt about treatment of ADHD and what I would do in that situation. "
"The whole interview was really more conversational than question based, they seemed to be playing good cop/bad cop, and the bad cop always wanted me to elaborate on my answers"
"They just asked a lot of questions about me. "
"The ethics in medicine question turned out to be interesting because after I gave me answer, I was asked how I would approach a patient regarding the subject and then one of my interviewers pretended to be a patient and we did a little back-and-forth role play. Very laid back and fun though, not nerve-wracking!"
"tell us about your support system and how it will be affected in medical school moving far away."
"Why did your submit a letter from a landlord?"
"How would you respond to a person coming up to you in a grocery store and asking your opinion on a controversial medical topic."
"They were all pretty basic."
"How did you prepare for MCAT? Did you feel your practice scores were similar to your real score?"
"One interviewer asked if I would recommend that his daughters play lacrosse (I played lacrosse middle school through college)"
"How do you manage your stress? (after which she gave me a bunch of useful advice!)"
"You've had some interesting work experiences. What experience have you gained from these that will benefit you in your medical career? "
"The question I asked them was the most interesting one: "You changed to this new curriculum called the Genesis curriculum. Does it work well? If I'm going to give you ~$200,000 and four years of my life I want to know that what you have works, and works better than other programs.""
"What do you think was the two most prominent problems in our healthcare system?"
"How would you respond to failing your first exam here?"
"Regarding the ethics surrounding a treatment option, if you and one of your colleagues had a difference of opinion, which option would you choose for your patient?"
"I see that you have had experience in various health care positions, tell me about them. "
"The future of medicine could be in pharmacological genetics. How would you deal with the ethics involved in treating someone based on their genetic makeup?"
"Questions about my work experience "
"Why am I a Red Sox fan?"
"I was asked no interesting questions."
"How many schools did you apply to?"
"Do you think your chronic illness will affect your performance in medical school?"
"What is the biggest problem in health care?"
"Why is culteral diversity important for a medical school to have."
"You just recently moved to Kansas City. Why did you decide to come here?"
"What do you do for leisure?"
"Tell us why you want to become a physician?"
"what are my 3 weaknesses and 3 strengths"
"What do you do for fun?"
"''What is an example of a doctor-patient relationship where the patient is non-compliant and how would how does that affect the relationship?''"
"Name one positive thing about the U.S. health care delivery system and one negative thing."
"Do you think that bedside manner is innate or is it learned? "
"What was it about my character that brought out really nice comments in my letter of recommendations. "
"Tell me about your Death and Afterlife class? (religion course I took sophmore year)"
"The interviewers seened bored. The whole conversation was more like a drill session. Question 1., Question 2. etc....''Why do you want to be a doctor, why Kansas City, tell us about what college is like for you.''Blah, blah, blah..."
"I was asked my thoughts on cultural competency with regards to medicine."
"Is there a specific instance that made you realize ''Wow, I really want to do medicine''?"
"Questioned me about my ethnic background. Nothing too out there. Just wanted to make sure I was normal."
"Specific question from my file. The interviewers obviously knew my file well."
"I have a degree in music, so one interviewer asked me what I thought about music therapy."
"I work in a pharmacy, so they asked me a hypothetical question about dispensing an incorrect dose of Coumadin, and the patient came back with an INR that was fine. They wanted to know if I would tell the patient."
"I can't really think of anything right now."
"As a mental health worker, explain what a ''code white'' is like in a mental hospital."
"? Questions were very polarized into the standard questions and questions out of left field."
"Why should we choose you?"
"''I see that you played basketball in college...were you any good?''"
"from file - about how much to trust patients"
"As a psychology major, do you consider procrastination to be innate or something we acquire overtime? "
"''What do we have to do to get you to come to our medical school?''"
"How did I celebrate my 21st birthday?"
"Any thing we didn't ask you that you would like to discuss?"
"Do you think the health care system in the US is functional, semi-functional, or non-functional?"
"Compare the health care system in India and the US (since i grew up in India)"
"How would you improve communications between cultures as a physician? I talked about it in my personal statement."
"What do you wish I would have asked you?"
"Why medical school, and why did you decide to aplly to a DO medical school?"
"So you grew up in the military, how was that?"
"if you were accepted at multiple schools, how do you decide where to go?"
"Would you be alright with a patient refusing care that you suggest?"
"Do you dream in Spanish (I am a Spanish major)"
"How is your Russian and Soviet Literature course going...why did you take it?"
"If you were the czar of America's health care system, what would you do to fix it?"
"What have you learned from your hospice experience?"
"Do you have any pets?"
"nothing really, everything was pretty typical. "
"Name a current bioethical issue in medicne and tell us about it"
"You are the only doctor in a rural town and you were crossing the street when someone fell unconscious. When you run to the patient and roll him over, you see that it is one of your patients you are treating for AIDs. What do you do?"
"how do you feel about pharmacists refusing to give out birth control prescriptions?"
"What type of dogs do you have?"
"they asked about the method used in our research lab."
"What do you plan to take into practice from your shadowing experiences?"
"What type of patient would be most difficult for you to treat and how would you deal with it?"
"Nothing was really interesting. I was asked to name, but not discuss, 3 hot topics facing medicine today. I thought the lack of discussion was weird. Any idiot can name issues."
"No question seemed to stand out. All of them were basic like why you choose osteopathic medicine, why you choose KCUMB, or what were your research experiences."
"What qualities/characteristics do you have that will help you complete the program?"
"What other schools I applied to. I hate this question!"
"What specialty would you choose if you had to decide today?"
"Asked about balance between medical school and family life."
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"question about my time living in KC when I was young"
"Tell us about you as a person?"
"You've lived on both east and west coasts, how do you think you will adjust to living in the mid-west?"
""What question do you want me to ask you to get a good idea of who you are?""
"How have you discussed, with a doctor, the changes in healthcare?"
"What do you do for leisure? What is your enery level within any given day?"
"Why do you want to attend medical school, why KCUM?"
"Tell us about your clinical research."
"What do you think will be the hardest part of being a physician?"
"Why DO, and why KCUMB?"
"Why medicine, DO, KCUMB?"
"I thought all of the questions were pretty standard interview questions"
"How did you learn of Ostopathic Med?"
"The interviewers were very relaxed, and it was just like having a conversation. The most interesting questions "
"Got asked a few questions about Stem-cell research, which led to "what is the difference between moral and ethical.""
"Why KCUMB, why Medicine, why DO? (all in the same question)"
"Why Kcumb, why so far away from home"
"Choose one and tell me why it is an ethical issue, explain the components, and take a stance (euthanasia or abortion)."
"Explain the quote you used in your personal statement and how it pertains to your life."
"Is there anything you could not do as a physician> (ie,euthanasisa)"
"All the questions that have been posted on this website I was asked. The only different questions that I received were specific to my own activities and experiences."
"In the medical field, trust between patient and doctor is very important; tell us about a time when you needed to obtain trust from someone who was unwilling."
"What is an activity or a hobby that you have that you think really contributes to/defines your personality."
"What ever happened to the bonfire at your school? (I graduated from Texas A&M)"
"Tell me about your experiences with the Circle School unit (where I've volunteered). Or, what do you think is more important in a physician- academics or bedside manner?"
"everything was pretty conversational, there wasnt really a difficult or interesting question per se."
"Why did you choose to interview at KCUMB?"
"Nothing in particular. It was mainly a conversational interview with the basic questions."
"Give me an example of a group situation you have worked in the past and what part you played in that group."
"Have you ever thought about any other type of profession besides becoming a doctor?"
"What time did I leave in the morning to get to the interview on time; not particularly interesting but it caught me off guard as it was the very first thing said when the interview began."
"how i feel about fibromyalgia"
"Nothing really, it was very conversationsal."
"Have you previously worked with cadavers? I am an anatomy TA, So I am guessing this is where the questions stems."
"What do you like most about our school?"
"So you're from Florida.. did you follow the Terry Schiavo case? Explain both sides of the case to me, but do not take a stance."
"I worked as a dental assistant for my Dad, so after describing my duties to the interviews they questioned me on whether I ever wanted to be a Dentist. I said no and they asked specifically why not."
"Tell me about something ethical in medicine. (Very broad question)"
"Talked a lot about my experiences, as well as my family. "
"What do you do to relieve stress?"
"Mainly just normal stuff. They did ask to rank your priorities. I enjoyed asking them questions because it really sparked some conversation. "
"For the most part they just asked me questions about myself based on my application. "
"None were interesting. Every question was basic and what you would expect in an interview. However they did ask me about wakeboarding, which was interesting because I doubt they even knew what wakeboarding is. I was sponsored before by numerous companies so I guess it was a conversation starter?"
"What would you want your patients to say about you?"
"What do you do in your spare time?"
"Tell us about yourself."
"Nothing really...all the questions were pretty basic"
"One of my interviewers liked my name, so we talked about it for a bit."
"So your dad is a professional fisherman, tell me about that."
"Which is more important, bedside manner or G.P.A.?"
"I don't know much about osteopathic schools, can you tell me if there are any in (Your State)? "
"What do you think is the place of Osteopathic medicine in the modern medical world? "
"Honestly, I can't remember. There were no real questions. Nothing about ethics, no hypothetical situations, just going over my experiences. Why I wanted to be a doctor, What were my weaknesses/strengths...nothing hard. They were really very nice and when I walked in they told me to just sit back and relax. They also had read my entire file and were familiar with everything so make sure you know what you said about yourself."
"If I as a physician would perform the lethal injection of a criminal sentenced to death."
"treating immigrants (see Q1)"
"Discuss a major medical ethics issue."
"You have an 80 year old patient who is living on machines but is totally aware of his status. He tells you he doesn't want to continue anymore, what do you do?"
"In your opinion, what qualities should a leader possess and what have you done to expand on your leadership abilities?"
"Your friend's 14 year old daughter came to you for birth control. Would you give it to her? then the reasoning behind it. "
"What are your views on cloning?"
"What will you do differently than your father did?"
"Why did I take four semesters of Calculus?"
"If you had a dilemma, if a woman was in your office and her husband wanted to get her tubes tied against her will, waht would you do?"
"How do you feel about treating illegal immigrants?"
"Tell me about your support system."
"You are the only doctor in a small town. You get your wisdom teeth taken out. When walking home from the office, you see a patient of yours crossing the street. They grab their chest and fall down. You turn them over and see they are bleeding from their nose and mouth. You realize it is one of your patients who has AIDS. Do you administer CPR?"
"why did you choose the undergrad school you went to?"
"The difficult type of questions as stated below.
"What was the hardest class you took in college and how did you manage?"
"How did 9-11 effect me?"
"Tell me about yourself...."
"What would you do if an angry mother dragged her 13 year old daughter into your office and demanded an abortion?"
"The subject of the question, stem cell research, was interesting and thought provoking, but the interviewer was extremely inept in phrasing the question. Essentially, he asked if I thought stem cell research was "relevant" to medicine (??? DUH???) and what my personal opinion was about it."
"What are the pro's/con's of an ethical situation?"
"What was the last movie you saw?"
"It was all normal, how was your day? Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your research. What do you do in your freetime?"
"I was given 3 different ethical scenarios - all of which were really interesting."
"How would I handle doing poorly in a medical school class?"
"How did I make the switch between theater/art and science?"
"Tell us about your clinical nursing experience."
"talk about yourself for 5 minutes"
"How would you react to a DNR order?"
"If a patient came in with a piece of paper and said i have this, give me medicine, what do you do. just do your own assessment and take the paper into consideration. "
"How did your research experience affect you?"
"All standard questions"
"If one of your intubated patients wanted care withdrawn, but the family did not, what would you do?"
"what's the degree level you did?"
"What would a friend say are my weaknesses?"
"You are treating a terminally ill cancer patient. You are prescribing the maximum recommended dosage for pain medication. This patient is progressively experiencing more pain. His family wants you to increase the medication dosage. What would you do?"
"How does life and golf relate?"
"How did Sept 11 change my life."
"Was there ever a goal you set for yourself that you were unable to reach?...I ended up saying no and that I achieved everything I set out to do thus far...heehee "
"Which courses have you enjoyed the most, the least."
"Tell me about a time in your life when you have felt overwhelmed and how you handled it."
"Did you ever play hoops against the Lady Vols?"
"From a student's point of view, how can our school impliment ethics into the curriculum?"
"You're treating a patient. You determine that one specific treatment would be the best for this patient. However, when you look at the insurance chart, you see that it's not covered, but something else that you feel would be less effective is, and getting the patient to admit to one more relatively small symptom would be enough to get the treatment you desire covered by the insurance. What would you do?"
"its funny. you spend all of your time researching questions, then figuring out answers. just speak from the heart. the question asked of me was tell us about ethics issues going on. i named a few, and then got pointed answers for the few i named. point here, is that i totally directed the interview. if i really had thought about it, could have done anything i wanted, and totally controled it to go as i wanted."
"Give an experience where I went into an exam where I felt very uncomfortable (unprepared), my reaction, the result and what I did about it."
"Nothing really too interesting, mostly converstational questions. "
"A 14 year old girl is pregnant and her mother wants her to have an abortion but the girl wants to keep the baby. What do you do?"
"there were not really any mind blowing questions. i think if i had to choose it would be, " name two people in your life who have the biggest influence on you.""
"Judging from your recommendation letters, You seem to have an obssessive compulsive personality, how do you think this will affect your ability as a student? I don't actually have OCD, but I am borderline anal-retentive. I actually laughed at this and responeded with my comment that I am merely structured and organized, and it simply depends on your perspective. I had them laughing at my answer, and I was accepted, so I guess it wasn't a bad answer after all."
"Take either Euthenasia or Abortion. Talk about it in first the Global context, how does it affect the whole world, then talk about some specific issues surrounding the topic, then talk about your personal feelings about it. Wanted to see if we could organize our thoughts properly."
"Did you get to try any BBQ while you were here in Kansas City?"
"We talked about my undergrad. research a lot."
"A heavy fog surrounds the hospital. An elderly man on the only ventilator. A teenager in a car accident needs the ventilator. The elderly man's family refuses to disconnect for another patient. What do you do?"
"What criteria do you consider going to a medical school?"
"I wasn't asked anything incredibly surprising. I was asked about a mediocre grade that I had gotten in mathematics. This was a little weird since it wasn't a required class for admission to UHS. It seemed a little nit-picky to me. "
"what do you do to relax"
"If I would administer lethal injection to a prisoner if I was a physician"
"What do you think of Kansas City? What do you do for fun?
Nothing mind provoking. "
"If a patient came to you with a printout from the internet of some disease and was convinced that they had it, how would you handle it?"
"What are some examples of advances in the microbiology field that benefit us?"
"Do you have any literary skills that set you apart from others (I still am questioning the true meaning of this question, and should have asked for a better explaination but I answered it anyway)."
"none.was asked an abortion/ethical scenario type question. "
"Where do you think medicine is going and give me some ethical dilemas that may arise from this?"
"My computer isn't working--can you have a look at it? (I work in computer support.)"
"What are some of the problems you will experience while practicing medicine?"
"How'd you feel about organic chemistry? Were you going through difficulties while taking this course?"
"How do you perceive fear? And how would you handle it?"
"Tell me about Cottey (which is my alma mater and also where I am currently working--I didn't expect to be asked this)."
"What do you think about stem cell research?"
"Do you think you will have problems dealing with ethical issues such as abortion/euthanasia/physician assisted suicide etc?"
"With all the online drugs, how would you talk to a patient who has a self diagnosis of what drug they want?"
"With regard to euthanasia, I was given scenarios of a patient on/not on a ventilator and asked what a physician should do. What is the familyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s part in the decision? Where do we draw the line?"
"Do you think Dr. X is a better doctor because he is a D.O? Why?"
"One of your patients, who is HIV+, collapses across the street from a heart attack. You just had oral surgery done. Would you perform mouth to mouth?"
"What extracurricular activities do you plan on doing later in life?"
"Where did you eat for dinner last night in Kansas City?"
"How did the events of September 11th affect you?"
"A couple of the ethical questions"
"Why should we choose you over the thousands of other qualified candidates?"
"If two patients needed an organ transplant how would you decide which one to give it to?"
"What are your feelings on euthanasia?"
"How did physical chemistry prepare you for medical school?"
"What if you were working at hospital where a patient was just rushed to the emergency room requiring a ventilator? Problem is, the power goes out when you get one to the patient. The only one working is the one hooked up to a patient with a terminal disease and told by the family not to pull the plug. What would you do? "
"What are some current ethical concerns facing the nation?
Choosing either euthanasia or abortion, describe how societial factors can influence an individual's decision to have an abortion (for instance)? "
"What responsibility do you have to those applicants who do not get accepted?"
"What has been/was the most stressful time in your time?"
"They said, "You do realize that their are advantages and disadvantages to being denied acceptance? Are you sure your ready to give up your life?""
"Is there anything you (the applicant) were hoping we would ask you about? They made sure that I got the opportunity to tell them everything about myself that I had hoped to be able to."
"Do you study in groups or on your own?"
"Just questions regarding my application"
"If you don't get accepted into medical school, what will you do and how will you improve your application?"
"One interviewer asked me how I would handle a bad employee when I was a doctor."
"WHAT ETHICAL ISSUES DO YOU FORSEE AS BEING IMPORTANT IN THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE?"
"What book or movie have you seen recently that made you think deeply?"