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"None, they did a phenomenal job! Super friendly people."
"Please be more enthusiastic about your applicants! This is an exciting day for us, it would be nice to see you all and actually hear from the dean."
"Nothing. They were so friendly and helpful, as well as prompt in all their correspondence."
"No suggestions at all. The experience was very enjoyable. I think all the other applicants that day agree with me that we have to go to this school."
"My interview day experience was great! Ms DeVaughn was extremely helpful and shared lots of information. The staff and students seemed very happy and friendly. Our tour guides did a great job. I hope I get in."
"Better communication in terms of residency paperwork"
"Could have made more of an effort to promote the school and program."
"Train the tour guides, please."
"MCG Admissions people are really friendly, forthcoming, and helpful."
"Just be a little more accepting of 'different' applications, but really, they were great!"
"Nothing, they were great!"
""Tell me about yourself...""
"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
"Tell me more about your shadowing experiences."
"Explain your research."
"Tell me about your personal statement."
"Tell me about problems facing rural health care providers"
"Have you had clinical experience outside of the military?"
"What do you think of healthcare reform?"
"Tell me about your research?"
"to discuss my clinical experiences"
"So where are you from again? "
"Why Air Force?"
"What qualities will make you a good doctor?"
"Tell me about your family."
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"Because of the current economic situation, many people are losing their jobs. How should healthcare change to help the jobless people?"
"What qualities do you have that you think will make you a good physician?"
"Tell me about what you are doing now (since I'm not in school)."
"Lets start off with you telling me about yourself"
"all questions about me- alot of regurgitation from amcas and secondary"
"Standard why medicine?"
"What was the EC that you spent the most time on/ got the most out of?"
"What was something difficult you had to overcome?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years"
"Why do you want to go to medical school?"
"Do you have any children?"
"Tell me about yourself. What are your hobbies/ what do you like to do in your free time?"
"Why should we accept you?"
"Explain this "C" in history."
"Do you have any siblings? Do they look up to you?"
"What do you think about euthanasia or doctor-assisted suicide?"
"Were you strong enough in science courses to think that you will be successful here?"
"What are your parents occupations?"
"What sort of liberal arts classes have you taken?"
"Give one positive and one negative trait that you possess."
"Is healthcare a right or privilege."
"Tell me about your family?"
"What do you like to do outside job/academic work?"
"Why do you want to study medicine?"
"Extracirriculars, Leadership, community service activities..."
"Describe to me what makes you a good candidate for medical school?"
"How did you become interested in medicine?"
"Why MCG? (You WILL be asked this)"
"You will definitly get the following questions: Tell me about yourself? Why medicine? Why MCG?"
"How do you feel about physician assisted suicide?"
"tell me about yourself"
"how did you get to this point in your life"
"Name a time I had to deal with stress"
"Why do you want to pursue a career in medicine?"
"If you could invite anyone to dinner (living or dead) who would it be? (Does this asinine question have a purpose?)"
"See above. Really, most of them were just about me and what I'd done during college, why I wanted to be a doctor, etc."
"What do you think about living wills?"
"What made you decide to become a doctor?"
"How do you feel about the healthcare system today and what would be a solution to any problems?"
"Tell me about yourself/ Tell me your GPA, MCAT scores (it is closed file, so these questions inevitably come up)"
"The questions follow your AMCAS application (since the interviewers know nothing about you)- very straightforward factual questions (although it varies among interviewers I hear)."
"How do you handle stress?"
"Why do you want to come to MCG?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"What do you feel you have to offer as a prospective med student?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"What do you like to do in your spare time? "
"What's the biggest problem facing healthcare today?"
"What haven't we talked about that you want me to be sure to present to the committee?"
"Where are you from? Tell me about your parents. What do you like to do for fun. When/Where/Why/How did you decide to become a physician. Why do you want to go to MCG?"
"What's your age (i swear...)"
"They asked me to tell them about myself and why I wanted to go into medicine."
"What have you done in the past with your hands that will make you a good dentist?"
"What will you do if you don't get in? Will you reapply?"
"Why do you want to practice medicine? Why MCG?"
"What is your greatest weakness?"
"why do you want to be a doctor (or, describe your attraction to medicine, what seperates medicine from all your other interests...)"
"A question about the ethics of physicians in third world countries (don't worry, came up naturally through discussion of my abroad experiences)"
"Everything was fairly straightforward."
"Tell me about an interesting patient you encountered. (Referencing my shadowing)"
"What do you want me to tell the adcom about you?"
"Is healthcare a right or a privileged?"
"What do you like to do for fun"
"Have you read the Twilight books? Lol. "
"A tough ethical one"
"Do you have any friends here?"
"The interview was more like a conversation than interview. There was no pressure or stress."
"none really, she did not really ask mean many questions we just had a casual conversation and then it was over."
"Why did you not do early decision?"
"Have you seen Sicko?"
"Tell me what you learned from your shadowing experiences."
"Anything else that we haven't covered that you think I should know about? Probably because I honestly got to convey everything I wanted to in 45 minutes, and had to search for something else to bring up at the last minute."
"(After identifying compassion as one attribute of a physician I shadowed that I thought helped made him an effective physician)
What is the single most compassionate action you have performed in your life?"
"Why do you think African Americans where you grew up did not graduate college? (Part of a discussion on where I grew up and why AAs do not graduate college and are disproportionately incarcerated.)"
"Both interviews started out with "Tell me about yourself." They would ask more specific questions about whatever you told them."
"Nothing really out of the ordinary, although I got to talk to a researcer about GroEL and GroES which was really interesting."
"If you had a 50 year old patient, and you found out that she had a terminal illness, but her family didn't want you to tell her, what would you do?"
"Can you tell me how many counties there are in Georgia?"
"How can I convince you to come here?"
"What traits did the physicians you shadow possess that you see in yourself?"
"Who are your heroes in medicine?"
"Everything was pretty basic--no philosophical brain twisters."
"What is the hardest thing that has happened to you in your life?"
"How would you change health care?"
"I had a great ''outside the box'' question."
"What was your motivation during school?"
"All the questions were pretty standard."
"If you can speak with anyone past or present, who would it be?"
"They were all equal"
"Who was the most influential person in your life?"
"What was the most difficult class you took in college? What do you do for fun? (I wasn't asked anything more interesting than that!)"
"Describe any research you have done."
"Are the terms "doctor" and "physician" interchangeable? If not, what is the distinction?"
"What is the last book you've read and what are you going to read next?"
"Why did you choose (college I attended)? (Neighboring college) has a pretty good pre-med program."
"If you had to break the news of terminal illness to a patient, how would you do it?"
"Nothing particularly interesting; the questions were pretty straightforward and expected."
"Where did Frisbee get its name?"
"Will you please refrain from addressing me as Frau? Just kidding. None really stuck out."
"Tell me about the international experiences you have had and how they impacted your life."
"What has been your biggest failure?"
"What did you learn while working in engineering on your submarine that will make you a better doctor?"
"What is your father's occupation?"
"Why do you want to go to medical school in the state of Georgia?"
"What's your favorite book?"
"Tell me about your family."
"Not many questions, mainly just conversation"
"what do you think of the status the middle class is in today?"
"Why Washington and Lee? (Basically, why did I go to a private, out-of-state school vs. a state school in Georgia)"
"What are the most important things to look for in a medical school?"
"are you nerds? (my wife and i are both engineers... it was in jest... uh, at least i laughed... i brought up that i was married - they can't ask you about that)"
"just asked to tell about myself"
"What would I do if I wasn't accepted?"
"Do you like Emirl Lugazzi's cooking show?"
"Nothing out of the ordinary. They were just looking to find out who I was as a person/potential physician.`"
"What do you feel is the major problem with healthcare today?"
"How were the cultural developments of Japan and China different (don't worry, I majored in E. Asian history, which is why it came up!)?"
"What do you think is the biggest difference between Indian politics and American politics? (Don't freak! I had done some research on Indian electoral systems, and my interviewer was Indian, so this made sense.)"
"What are your thougths about the war on terror?"
"Have you had any very difficult experiences in life?"
"How do you feel like about the current bioterrorist problems? Do you and your peers talk about it?"
"What did you think of the new Matrix movie?"
"MCG interviews are a little different from a lot of schools in the sense that your interviewers take copious notes on everything you say - so it's not exactly conversational, more "businesslike." One of my interviewers asked very biographical questions - ie tell me about your family, extra curriculars, what did you do in the summer, how many times you taken the mcat, etc etc. So I felt like I was just reiterating my AMCAS application. After the interviewer finished asking questions and stopped writing, I had a chance to talk to her/him and it became a more humane conversation. "
"How do you determine who lgets to live if you only have one kidney to give two patients."
"If you could invite 3 people to dinner, who would you invite? "
"After indicating that one of my hobbies was reading, my interviewer asked me what my favorite books and authors were."
"How do you feel about the U.S. going to war with Iraq?"
"None, they were all pretty basic. Why do you want to go here, why do you want to be a doctor etc etc "
"What is the greatest medical breakthrough in the past 10 years?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"What's the biggest advancement in medical technology in the last ten years?"
"Once I read your file what will surprise me the most based on what you've told me today?"
"None really. Just wanted get to know me."
"The interview was very conversational and more probing towards my past life and experiences, rather than question answer session."
"Why do you want to become a physician and not a nurse?"
"Did shadowing a physician give you the desire to become one just because of the respect he received and power he has? "
"None were very interesting, all pretty standard stuff."
"If you had two weeks to do anything, what would you do and who would you take with you?"
"Why I chose an engineering school if I was trying to get high grades to get into dental school."
"Ethics of stem-cell research, physician assisted suicide, genetic research (human genome sequencing), public health policy..."
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