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"I had a very positive experience throughout the admissions process with MUSC. The associate dean of admissions is very accessible and helpful at every point. She and her team provide clear information and communication and will go the extra mile to help you be the best candidate possible."
"I enjoyed speaking with current students at the school, and wished that I could have spent more time with students walking on campus and learn more about MUSC on the day of my interview."
"Admissions process was smooth and very welcoming."
"They do a really great job getting back to you after you ask questions."
"Less time in between individual interviews"
"Staff are extremely friendly and can answer any questions!"
"I thought they did a great job."
"I really felt like my interviewers were trying to trip me up. It did not feel like an opportunity for them to learn more about me. Instead I constantly felt like the interviewers were trying to challenge my worthiness to becoming a physician. And why are non-MDs interviewing candidates for medical school. It makes for a very awkward conversation about why you want to go to medical school instead of get a PhD!"
"It was a perfect day, nothing needs to be changed."
"They have been really kind and helpful."
"The staff here is EXTREMELY friendly, leave it to Charlestonians."
"My first interviewer she just peered through my file and asked me questions about my experiences."
"Tell me about your leadership experiences."
"What is your biggest weakness?"
"Why medical school?"
"What do you think will be the biggest difficulty for you in medical school?"
"If you could do one thing to improve the new Healthcare Policy legislation, what would it be and why?"
"What are your strengths?...and?...and?...and?...and?"
"Why didn't you want to become a nurse instead? (wtf)"
"What are your hobbies?"
"General why medicine, what you like/dislike about healthcare reform"
"Why Medicine/Why MUSC? etc."
"About my relationship with my father."
"What do you think you'll have the most trouble with in medical school?"
"Why MUSC? What is unique about you?"
"Tell me the biggest health care concern...how would you fix it?"
"How do you feel about the healthcare reform? "
"What do you do for fun? "
"Tell me about your background (schooling research etc)."
"How can you bring diversity to MUSC?"
"Why are you applying to MUSC as an out of state applicant?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"What do you feel is the status of healthcare today and how would you change it? Is healthcare a right or priv?"
"Why medical school? (Both interviewers)"
"I see you work here. What research are you doing?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Tell me about yourself?"
"what are your strengths/weaknesses? tell me about leadership experiences...how would you be an asset? the usual..."
"Why are healthcare costs so large and why are they growing?"
"What would you like to contribute to medicine? "
"Explain research experience."
"Why do you want to be a doctor and what makes you better than the next applicant?"
"What brought you to South Carolina?"
"The standard: Why MUSC? Why Med., etc"
"How do you expect med school to affect your social life?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"What is the toughest challenge facing medicine in the future?"
"Tell me about your research."
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years."
"Tell me what books youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve recently read."
"What are your strengths/weaknesses?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"why MUSC and why should we pick you?"
"Tell me about your research. It was asked by everyone."
"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare in America?"
"What has your patient care experience taught you about people?"
"Why should medical school accept you over someone else?"
"Why I chose my major?"
"What makes you better than any other applicant?"
"Tell me about your research. . ."
"Describe your Weaknesses."
"Why did you major in..."
"What do you think is the biggest health care problem today? (By both interviewers)"
"What books have you read lately?"
"what do you do when you are stressed?"
""What experience have you had in a patient-care setting.""
"One interviewer asked ethical questions such as my feelings on abortion, the importance of teaching medical ethics courses in medical school, assisted suicide, etc"
"Why didn't you choose biology as your major? (I have a BA in foreign language)"
"What was your favorite/least favorite class in undergrad?"
"Who is your favorite musical artist?"
"Tell me more about this research you did."
"Do you have a temper?"
"What type of animal would you be and why?"
"Who is your biggest inspiration and why?"
"What do your siblings do?"
"If you could meet anyone in history who would it be and why?"
"If you had unlimited time and unlimited money, what would you do?"
"How would you bring your background as a yoga teacher to your practice of medicine?"
"Describe a time when you felt you were underappreciated?"
"What is your conversation piece? (wanted to know a hobby or particular interest, just phrased it like this)"
"Tell me about you sister"
"What kind of people irritate you?"
"Ethics question related to child with bacterial meningitis and Christian Scientist parents."
"What 4 things would you do to change healthcare in this country?"
"*If you took the time to use these interview feedbacks to help you prepare, take the time to fill one out for the next person. Don't be selfish.*
"If you could have one person to have dinner with (dead or alive) who would it be?"
"What are some reasons why patients don't recieve the best possible care?"
"Tell me about ____ extracurriculum activity."
"Tell me about yourself. (This is your chance to take the interview in the direction that you want.)"
"Who do you think prescribes the most anti-depressants? (Ans: Primary Care physicians) "
"Tell me about ______ experience."
"As a nurse tech, what did you learn from your patients about important qualities a doctor should have?"
"Nothing too out of the ordinary. A couple of what if scenario questions involving Patient Care and of course the inevitable healthcare question."
"I actually didn't get asked any really crazy questions, but one interviewer was very throrough and encouraged me to talk about experiences from high school as well as college."
"Nothing too ''interesting''"
"Ethical question about finding a copy of an exam (scheduled the next day) in the copy machine. What would you do?"
"For a given situation, you feel that the right course of action would be to prescribe riddalin (sp?) to a child; however, his parents are staunchly against the idea. What do you do?"
"Why do you believe family medicine is often viewed as a rather difficult field?"
"Say you have someone on high blood pressure medicine and they come back a month later and nothing has changed, what do you think is the cause and what would you do?"
"You're in a crayon box...What color are you?"
"At what point is a fetus technically considered a fetus? This question came after a long line of ethical questions, and I honestly didn't know the answer to this one. So I just told him that. "
"Have you seen the movie ''Dream Girls?''"
"You really know Steve Spurrier's brother Graham?"
"It was really more of a conversational atmosphere in both of my interviews"
"Do you have any knowledge of Human Rights Issues?"
"How many countries in the world have on paper a universal insurance plan for their citizens?"
"How do you feel about the topic of evolution?"
"What book have you read that changed your outlook on life in general and when did you read it?"
"Ethics question dealing with cheating on a test."
"What disturbs you about MUSC?"
"Tell me about a book you read in a literature class you took in college (tough to remember since I graduated a while ago)."
"Have you ever committed a felony?"
"They were all pretty mundane. They all just wanted to know about my research mainly."
"What do you think of the pituitary gland?"
"Tell me a situation where you wanted something different than what others you were with wanted, and how you convinced them to go your way."
"Tell me your greatest failure and what you learned from it?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"Was there time in your life when you had to undergo extreme emotions?"
"ethical questions about future situations and why I think I'm ready for medical school"
"All were very similar. Note: the MD/PhD interview process is TOTALLY seperate from the MD-only. Different profs and likely different questions. "
"With all your clinical experience, what have you learned about patient expectations?"
"How have your experiences with minorities changed or enhanced your views of other races and cultures?"
"Tell me about fencing."
"What is an amacrine cell? (In relation to the retina)"
"Name the 9 planets of the solar system. Or name the colors of the rainbow."
"What was the most difficult decision I ever had to make."
"How do you deal with stress?"
"Describe your ideal career."
"What type of medicine do you want to practice?"
"If you could be reborn in any country, which would it be based on their healthcare system?"
"Who are your role models?"
"if i could travel anywhere, where would it be and who would i go with?"
"What do you think about music?
"One of my interviewers asked a lot of ethical questions."
"What do you like to read?"
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