"MMI - Be prepared to discuss ethics, situational judgements, and your application"
"MMI- 3 standard questions, 2-3 ethical questions? Pretty standard, they didn't want us to give out specfics"
"Are there any red flags in your application you'd like to talk about? (the questions was expected prior to the interview they warned us it was coming"
"How did you hear about NYMC?"
"after talking about one of my volunteering experiences.... What was the most meaningful experience (patient encounter)?"
"Describe your research in detail"
"What kind of clinical experience I have"
"Tell me about your activities."
"Asked about activities."
"Tell me about all of your relevant extracurricular activities, in chronological order."
"Any red flags - to everyone"
"What is something you would do differently?"
"Tell me about your family/parents. (They asked everyone in my group this)"
"What are the major healthcare issues facing us today?"
"Any red flags I should know about?"
"Tell me about your diverse cultural background."
"Why did you pick NYMC?"
"Tell me about yourself and the things you've been doing since high school."
"What made you decide to be a doctor?"
"Tell me about your research (super in depth, and then asked me the conclusions / outcomes of it, and how it related to medicine)"
"Tell me about your AMCAS activities which you believe exhibit leadership and initiative."
"What aspects of medicine interests you?"
"How would you teach people about preventable diseases?"
"Several questions about my research, including how I could apply what I've learned from it to practicing medicine."
"Are there any red flags in your application?"
"Tell me about your life chronologically"
""Tell me about your AMCAS activities""
"Tell me about your research... Do you enjoy research?"
"Why did you choose your undergraduate college / major?"
"What are you most proud of/ disappointed in"
"Interviewer had read and marked up personal statement and list of extracurriculars beforehand. "
"Where did you go to school? What did you major in?"
"Any red flags or anything you would like to tell me about so when the admissions committee brings it up I can explain it for you?"
"Any red flag?"
"Tell me about your family background."
"Why NYMC/What do you like about this school? Tell me about your research. "
"Why New York? (for Undergrad)"
"Why do you want to go into medicine?"
"Why do you want to go to NYMC?"
"Tell me about your life.. start from the beginning."
"Why medicine? Why NYMC?"
"Just went down the list of my activities and asked me to explain."
"mostly conversational but with "any red flags?" a required question"
"Any "Red Flags" on your application?"
"Are you interested in primary care or becoming more specialized?"
"do you like the east coast? and other very conversational type questions"
"What did you do during your summers?"
"What kind of activities were you involved in your first year?"
"Did you apply to any off-shore medical schools?"
"What clinical experience did you get as an undergrad?"
"Tell me about your family. What do your parents do?"
"Very conversational, would lead into questions based on what we were talking about: why medicine was snuck in."
"Why did you choose Berkeley for undergrad?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"When did you decide you wanted to become a doctor?"
"Tell me about yourself: birthplace, schools you've attended"
"Any red flags - everyone is asked this"
"Any red flags?"
"Tell me about your research"
"Nothing specific really. We spent most of the time talking about things I had done (I had a relatively unorthodox educational path) etc. "
"Tell me about your high school education"
"What medical specialty are you interested and why?"
"None really... just conversed about both our lives, etc."
"do you have anything negative in your file we need to know about?"
"Some random question about canons and the Battle of Gettysburg."
"What made you decide to go into medicine?"
"Tell me more about this activity you were involved in."
"Why did you go into medicine and what have you done to support it?"
"Basically just asked about my experiences."
"I had to give a chronological life history of where I've lived and gone to school."
"Tell me about yourself?"
"Why do you want to go to our school?"
"Tell me about this medical experience . . . basically went through the timeline of my jobs/research/extracurriculars through and since undergrad. "
"Usually where you from where do you studying any siblings what do your parents do stuff..."
"Why do you want to study medicine?"
"WHo do you admire?"
"Asked about extracurricular activities."
"What are your red flags?"
"What speciality are you interested in and why?"
"How would your friends describe you?"
"What are you most proud of? Most disappointed about?"
"All the questions were very standard. Basically the interviewer just went through my file and asked me to explain everything I did (volunteer work, etc.)"
"Would you go to Cornell if you got in there?"
"90% about my ECs. Not a whole lot of other stuff, except for the interesting question asked above."
"What am I most proud of accomplishing? Ashamed of?"
What specialty are you interested in?"
"What did you do in high school?"
"tell me about your family?"
""Now, you went to college where?""
"the physician-assisted suicide question listed twice above."
"About my major"
"Tell me about research activities."
"Are there any red flags in your file?"
"Why NYMC and not other NYC schools?
Then a followup question about why I moved from Brooklyn to Cali."
"Wut research have you done?"
"Do you have any questions about New York Med?"
"is there anything else you like to add about your self?"
"how did you find [your undergraduate institution]?"
"1) Why medicine?
2) Why New York Medical College?
3) How did you choose your college and major?"
""Tell me about your research (or insert one other activity listed"?"
"How did you choose your undergraduate school?"
"Pretty much asked to talk about all experiences since interview was closed file."
"Why NYMC? Why not a school in Michigan (my home state)?"
"Tell me about your undergrad experience"
"red flags (the interviewers have a basic set of questions they have to ask and are basically just going down the list and jotting things down in the beginning...)"
"Why am I better than my undergraduate grades?"
"What did you do during your [first, second, third] year?"
"What is a current topic of importance in medicine today?"
"Where else have you applied and have been interviewed at? Why would you chose NYMC over X Medical School?"
"Tell me about your extracurricular activities during college."
"Why am i the best candidate for med school"
"all amcas stuff (nothing remotely stressful or difficult)"
"Literature stuff. Ask me essentially to justify my PI's research projects (I work in HIV/AIDS clinical trials). "
"Explain your research. Be prepared to answere ANY question about it."
"What do you think about the Social Security issue?"
"Have you done research? Are you thinking about continuing?"
"Tell me about a problem in medicine and give me all the sides to it."
"Questions you'd expect about your family, activities, undergrad major and experiences, personal statement (which you hand to them right before your interview), and interest in medicine."
"what/who influenced your desire to go into medicine?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why New York Medical College?"
"How else could your research have been conducted? (faculty)"
"What are you looking for in a med school?"
"You don't like someone in your gross anatomy group. How do you deal with this?"
"what ugrad school, what was your major, explanation about a history/biology connection"
"Tell me about the research you do. "
"Why do you work in genetics if you crashed and burned in your genetics course?"
"any red flags"
"What have you been doing since you graduated?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Would you assist your patient in terminating his/her own life?"
"So tell me about yourself."
"How did you decide where to go to college, and how did you like it?"
"Tell me about some of your extra-curricular activities. "
"Tell me about your activities during your undergrad experience."
"What is your name? (They have closed file interviews. Also, there had been some scheduling changes, and I was the doc's first interview of the day, so I actually brought her the list of her interviewees for the day.)"
"What experiences in your life steered you to becoming a doctor?"
"What is your background? Where are you from?"
"Whats your role in your family"
"tell me how you chose your undergrad."
"What do you think will be your biggest challenge in medical school?"
"what do you do for fun?"
""Tell me about yourself.""
"Tell me more about a specific summer activity you participated in."
"What is a current issue in the health care system today?"
"questions pertaining to my research"
"So where did you grow up?"
"How would you describe yourself?"
"Why did you major in European History?"
"Questions specific to my transcript."
"So what do you want to know?"
"Tell me about your experience with HIV/AIDS in Asia."
"Talk about your family"
"what was your best leadership activity"
"Please see most interesting and difficult question."
"What have you done?"
"Where are you from?"
"Describe all your research experiences."
"family questions- do you have siblings? how was it growing up in your area? what do your parents do?"
"Why NYMC? What are some UNIQUE aspects of NYMC that are attractive to you?"
"Talk about strengths?"
"Describe yourself. "
"The type of questions you'd expect from a closed-file interview: why NYMC? why medicine? how did you learn about us? what are some of your ECs? "
"What is your family like?"
"How did you decide to be a doctor?"
"What red flags are there in your application that you would ike to talk about and clarify."
"What do you do for fun? What do you study?"
"tell me about your family"
"Specific about my personal statement"
"Tell me about your family. How do they feel about your decision to go into medicine?"
"Are there any red flags on your application?"
"Have you done any research?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor. "
"Did you have any difficulties while you were in undergrad? Any red flags I should know about?"
"What extracurricular activities did you do in high school?"
"Why dont you want to practice rural medicine?"
"What elementary school did you go to? What did you like most about growing up? How do you feel about sick people? How do you think you will react to sick people? What kind of work do you do at your current job? Do you like working in a lab? What have you learned from working for a year? "
"What is your hometown?"
"What do you do to relieve stress?"
"I was asked about specific things in my personal statement as he read through it."
"do you have any red flags?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"What questions do you have about our school? (This was the first question I was asked)"
"when did you realize you wanted to do medicine?"
"MD: I gave the Dr. my personal statement just prior to my interview. I see your step-father attended here, tell me about that. What was it like growing up in the Dominican Republic? Who raised you? When did you arrive in the US? What was it like seeing you parents for the first time? Clarify the time between your parents divorce and your mother's remarriage. (This was in context of the conversation.) At this point I asked if there would be any questions about my academics, but he only had a list of activities with him and stated that he just wanted to get to know me. (I was so at ease!!)"
"In my interview, all the questions were based on previous experiences (school, volunteer work, research). So relax and enjoy your time out there. "
"tell me about a memorable ambulance experience"
"What do you think is the biggest issue facing physicians?"
"Tell me about your family."
"Why did you pick your undergraduate university? Tell me about your research. "
Tell me about yourself and family?"
"Why did you choose your undergrad?"
"Why medicine and not research?"
"What do your parents do? Any physicians in family?"
"Are you interested in any specialty?"
"Why NY Med?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor"
"How do you feel about the political situation in the world?"
"* When did you decide to be an MD? <br>
* What was my major? <br>
* What kind of volunteer work have I done?"
"Why do you want to come to New York Medical College?"
"Why did you apply here?"
"Why didnt you apply to NYMC the first time around?"
"I have to present you to the committee. Is there anything you want me to tell them about you?"
"no interesting questions...all basics"
"Tell me about your volleyball club.
I told her I hardly played once I got to college because I wasn't very good but loved the sport. I played abroad at a social club instead. She told me she is just like me. We had a good laugh."
"Tell me something funny about yourself"
"Why I thought opioid abuse was prevelant in rural areas (taken aback by this question but was on topic)."
"Tell me about how you fit into your family."
"How would I get a patient to trust me"
"Tell me who or what was your influence into medicine."
"just a casual conversation"
"Something you would do differently"
"Any red flags?"
"Tell me about your experience of moving to this country. Was it different? How did you adjust? (basically, an 'overcoming adversity' question)"
"Do you consider yourself more of a cook or a baker? (We talked a lot about my passions for cooking and baking)"
"What is the most rewarding experience you've ever had (in any area)?"
"Any red flags on your application that you want to explain?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"What have you disliked about NYMC so far?"
"The questions about my family."
"What skills do you have that you believe would make you a good physician?"
"Who is your role model?"
"None- it was VERY relaxing. My interview really wanted to get to know me and really wanted to answer all of my questions. This was a GREAT interview experience"
"How do your and your husband's views on healthcare reform differ?"
"Nothing......what do you do in your free time?"
"Have you heard from any other schools?"
"None really, pretty standard. "
"What do you do besides medically related stuff?"
"Questions he asked about my research..."
"What other schools did you interview at?"
"About my research"
"Who is the one person you admire most and why? Do you have any regrets?"
"How does your mom feel about you coming to NYMC?"
"None, all basic."
"A lot of probing questions about my application, since things are totally blind (the interviewer doesn't see your file at all until they adcom meets, as far as I understand it), so they really seem to try to get to know you."
"How do you plan to pay for medical school?"
"Just questions about myself and what I took away from those experiences."
"Why do you think dying patients are able to talk to you?"
"Nothing too radical- favorite class in college, what I consider to be the negative aspects of medicine"
"No ''interesting'' questions "
"If I followed my parent's religion. Kind of an uneasy moment...Don't think they are supposed to ask you that one."
"There were no interesting questions."
"The interviewer was very interested in my current graduate school program and asked a lot of specific questions about the coursework and class attendance."
"Was an interesting interview, pretty relaxed and straight forward. Most people had an interviewer who asked questions verbatim from a sheet of paper. Mine was just a conversation and he didn't fill anything out. Not sure what that means... "
"Basically all normal questions, Why NYMC? Why Medicine? Describe Research and Activities..."
"Why did you chose your undergraduate institution?"
"what is the difference between ethics and morals?"
"All the questions were expected and if you read the other interview questions for NYMC, you should be ok b/c since this is a close filed interview, you spend most of the time talking while the interviewer jots down notes."
"In your opinion what is the most significant current health care issue."
"Interview was highly conversational. I was asked about my stint as a restaurant manager and how I thought what I learned would apply to medicine."
"not really interesting questions"
"nothing too interesting... mostly just going down his page filling in the blanks"
"What is your favorite book?"
"What is your role in your family?"
"Why New York Med College?"
"The difference between research and medicine, the limitations of each discipline. It was more of an interesting conversation."
"Nothing really out of the ordinary. What specialty?"
"The questions were all pretty standard."
"The interview was highly conversational. However, the most interesting question was: ''How would you integrate public health principles into a medical practice.''"
"It was really a conversation- it was amazing for a first interview experience!"
"Do you think that mentoring kids in the projects for periods close to 1 year actually positively affect their lives? Or are the relationships too short to have lasting impressions?"
"all standard questions"
"Nothing really, typical stuff..."
"nothing really interesting. the interview was more like a conversation. the guy was just trying to get to know me. "
"When did you first decide that you wanted to be a doctor?"
"I interviewed a long time ago but forgot to post. No specific questions really. Asked about why I minored in sociology, my favorite sociology course. Mostly conversational... constant dialogue with few direct questions."
"none..no ethics questions"
"I wasn't really asked specific questions - I talked a little about my personal statement and my activities. My interviewer and I made sure she understood each of my activities."
"Why do you think some doctors are bad at their profession?"
"Any red flags about yourself?"
"n/a The interview was almost more like a discussion really"
"Tell me about your high school education ( I think this was in reference to something I had written on my AMCAS essay)"
"Are there any red flags in your file I should know about?"
"A few questions specific to my app."
"There wasn't anything out of the ordinary. The questions were all very bland. "
"Why are you not doing anything medically related this year?"
"when did you actually know you wanted to be a doctor? (I grew up with a family of doctors)"
"How was Ecuador?"
"I asked most of the questions! The interviewer only asked me a few questions at the end of the interview. They were very basic involving my research I had already mentioned and my involvement in college."
"Why doesn't your boyfriend like pasta? (Haha it was very comfortable and conversational and we chatted about a variety of aspects of my life)"
"What was the msot intersting/memorable case you saw while in the PICU? while in the orthopedists office?"
"talk about some recent news in science and medicine?"
"He didn't really ask any "
"Let's talk about CPR."
"Define diff between ethics and morals"
"Are there any red flags that I should tell the admissions commettee about you. "
"It was more of a conversation rather than a Q & A"
"What do you think you will bring to NYMC? How does NYMC relate to your future goals?"
"Did you consider taking a year off?"
"None, the questions were standards. She just wanted to get to know me and my accomplishments."
"If you could cure any one disease, what would it be and why?"
"He asked me something about football and how my school's team had a surprisingly good season. I forgot what the questions were, we were just talking about how underappreciated college football is in the northeast. "
"Do you consider yourself a curious person? "
"If your major is economics, why do you want medicine?"
"Have you ever done anything dumb? (this was asked totally out of the blue, and was done intentionally to throw me off. It didnt work :)"
"What is your ideal vacation?"
"Explain water polo - I have never heard of that sport!"
"we spoke a lot about my thesis, and she asked some really interesting questions."
"Tell me about your X research project."
"My opinion on physician-assisted suicide. "If a patient asked you for this, what would you do? Would you do it?""
"What field of medicine will you be in in 15 years?"
"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?"
"How come you want to leave the West Coast?"
"You are a rural doctor and a patient approaches you about physican assisted suicide, what do you do - (this was done in role play format, my interviewer was the patient and I had to act as the Dr.)"
"Nothing really, the questions were all pretty straight forward."
"None, very standard questions, but the interviewer kind of wanted me to initiate telling him about myself since the interview was closed file"
"Who is your favorite composer?"
"which is your favorite major?"
"Nothing too interesting"
"none- asked about my activites straight off the summary sheet he was given"
"What leadership skills have you gained from being director of this student organization?"
"Tell me the most interesting thing you learned in ____."
"If you had 2 patients waiting for a kidney transplant, both would die without it, were the exact same age, gender, etc, etc, except one could pay for the procedure and one couldn't, who would you give the kidney to and why?"
"Tell me one thing that you enjoyed during your time at (school)?"
"Nothing really, it was very conversational and since it was closed-file I directed the interview with my experiences. "
"If a 12 yr old girl has osteosarcoma in her right leg and it had to be amputated, what kind of problems could you run into?"
"What is a doctor's place in physician assisted suicide?"
"so you're from the midwest? (it seems uninteresting, but it got us started on a discussion of camping since it turns out my interviewer is the leader of a boyscout troupe and i just like camping)"
"What role does family play in your life/Do you have any siblings?"
"Nothing interesting... "
"We had more of a conversation then real questions."
"Why not pursue a career in music (my other serious interest)?"
"Pick an ethical issue facing doctors (i didn't even have to explain that much about it)"
"Is this your first time applying? How come you didn't apply last year?"
"only amcas stuff"
"Was there literature before the Guttenberg Bible?"
"Tell me about a controversial health topic today."
"What does the term 'medically underserved' mean to you?"
"What cities did you travel to on your W. European traveling seminar?"
"Most valuable volunteer experience"
"Are you sure you did ________ extra curricular activity?"
"What is the difference between morals and ethics? (This turned into a chicken/egg-type conversation...)"
"why did you choose this particular method over the other? (regarding some research i had done)"
"No questions really stood out; it was a casual yet in-depth discussion of my expereinces and my endeavor to become a physician."
"The interview was closed file so it was really much more of a discussion about my family, experiences, etc. "
"What was the last movie you saw? Did you like it?"
"about the middle east"
"None were interesting, the guy was just concerned with humiliating me as much as possible."
"tell me something embarassing that happened to you and how you handled it."
"How are the results from the research you conducted applicable to every-day life?"
"How are the huskies doing (horribly)"
"How does religion affect your daily life?"
"Why would you travel this far for your medical education?"
"pretty standard. "
"Everything was pretty standard (i.e. why do you want to be a doctor; tell me about yr research experience, extracurricular activities; follow up questions to my answers)"
"Discuss the pros and cons of universal healthcare."
"Tell me about yourself."
"Why do you think the patient kept coming back to the ER? (regarding a recurring patient who has psych problems at the ER where I volunteer)."
"What were any "red flags" in my application"
"What do you think is the greatest problem in the health care system and how would you fix it?"
"None. They were all pretty standard."
"The 'questions' were directed at listing my experiences and background."
"Why New York Medical College?"
"So, is that the biggest red flag on your application?"
"Nothing stands out that I remember."
"none (mostly standard)"
"What did you take away from your volunteer experiences? Why were they positive?"
"they just asked me about my life- and my medically related experiences..."
"what would you do if a patient was dissatisfied with your service?"
"what was the dumbest thing you've ever done?"
"If you had the resources to start your own healthcare-related grassroots campaign, what would be the focus of your campaign?"
"it was a closed file interview...so it was mostly a "tell me about yourself" type interview. the interview was all about my app and my personality/character. "
"nothing all that out of the norm, standard questions involving my activities and red flags in addition to "tell me about yourself""
"How would your best friend describe you "
"Besides medicine, what other career paths did you consider?"
"what is the biggest problem facing health care today?"
"What were the reasons for chosing my undergrad institution?"
"What's the difference between sympathy and empathy?"
"Why did you decide to do research as an undergraduate? "
"What do you think will be the hardest for you in the transition between college and medical school?"
"Are there any "red flags" in your application that you would like to bring forward?"
"What scares you the most about medicine?"
"What would you say is the cause of teen pregnancy, ie parents' or school's fault?"
"Since you are from the West and are active in outdorr athletics, how do you feel about moving to the East?"
"How would you go about calculating the number of gas stations in America?"
"none, really. interview was fine. very relaxed."
"My interview felt like a conversation, so specific questions don't stand out. We talked about my undergrad experience and family life and motivation."
"What do you think the role of a physician is at the end of life?"
"nothing too out of the ordinary, we mainly talked about my extracurriculars and women's issues in Asia since I have a strong background in international service outreach. "
"nothing surprising; they only see a brief summary of your AMCAS file, which they get the day or your interview, so you spend most of the time recreating your file and going more in depth here or there."
"i used to play raquetball and he played 3-4 times a week and he asked if I wore goggles which I didn't... I was then advised to :)"
"I was asked to pick a topic of concern in our society and to examine both sides of the issue."
"Have you ever done anything dumb?"
"What do you read?"
"all the questions stemmed from my application( ie about extracurricular activities). nothing too interesting or difficult. "
"Nothing in particular. Because my interviewer didn't get my file until I handed it to him, we talked about very basic things like where I went to school and what sorts of activities I did. "
"many questions about my family life"
"What was your favorite part of the ballet "Gizelle?""
"Talk about your research in SOCIOLOGY?"
"Tell me about your family"
"He really wasn't trying to be interesting or challenging, they were basic questions about my life."
"What do you think is the hardest thing about being a patient?"
"Describe a time when you faced some difficulty or challenge."
"the questions were pretty standard."
"some stuff about rural med"
"How should the medical community respond to undocumented aliens seeking care that they are unable to pay for? (In reference to my experiences)"
"What was the best/worst decision you ever made?"
"How felt being an only child had affected me"
"I am seeing a connection between your switch from music to speech/hearing sciences and then your interest in medicine. Do you? Can you explain that?"
"Tell me about your siblings."
"How do you handle a patient who refuses to follow your advice?"
"Since it's a closed-file interview, my interviewer spent a lot of time asking me questions about where I was born, what my parents do, where i went to school etc. i guess that's one of the downfalls of these type of interviews, but then it's a good opportunity to break the ice. the most interesting Qs came when my interviewer started asking questions based on my answers."
"nothing really out of the ordinary, very conversational since its closed file (interviewers don't even read our Personal statements beforehand)"
"What part of our healthcare system do you think needs to be changed?"
"Standard questions...nothing to out of the ordinary. Why medicine? How do you see yourself helping people in 10 years?"
"nothing interesting... standard med school questions (ie why medicine? why nymc?)"
"How is the geography in Chicago laid out? Where did you work relative to the rest of the city? Where did you go to school?"
"I wasn't really asked any questions."
"What are the problems with healthcare in the US? (I talked about access, malpractice insurance, and for-profit insurers)"
"None. Standard Med School interview questions."
"No interesting questions."
"What did you like most about elementary school?"
"What did you enjoy most about your undergraduate institution?"
"What do you do for fun?
"How do you think your life will change in the next three months, in regard to the war with Iraq?"
"What is the toughest thing that you feel patients must face?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor"
"What is the controversy regarding abortion? (Good thing I'm taking a healthcare and ethics class)"
"What do you think the names on my calendar represent?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"none. very standard questions"
"I was quite surprised by the friendliness of the admissions staff, the students and my generous hosts. My whole interview was interesting. My interviewer just wanted to get to know me. He made this clear. All of the questions pertained to my life experiences. I'll list the questions below. He also asked me "What is Proteomics.""
"it was very unstructured..talked about my research and current job. be prepared to do the work and bring out diff parts of your app on your own. some ppl were supposedly grilled by diff interviewers, so really it depends on your luck!"
"Got into a discussion of ethical concerns regarding clinicians prescribing medications for patients and holding some financial interest in a pharmaceutical company. "
"typical questions, nothing too difficult. "
"If I were to ask your best friend the best/worst thing about you, what would it be?"
"If there were someone that didn't like you, why would that be?"
"What do your parents do?"
"Name your two greatest strengths, and don't be modest."
"Nothing very interesting was asked, only very typical interview questions."
"Why did you choose your undergrad school? -> this led to a really nice discussion as to what I look for in schools"
"Do you think it's ethical to kill animals for the purpose of research?"
"From an evolutionary standpoint, why do you think some tribes have monogamous marriages, when humans are naturally inclined to be polygamous? (Obviously, this guy is a PhD, and was referring to a single intro to anthro course I took in summer school nearly 3 years ago...sheesh)"
"What is the connection between your major and medicine?"
"What is the biggest problem with the current health care system? how would you solve it?"
"Just general questions. Tell me wbout yourself."
"Nothing unusual - why medicine? why NYMC? That kind of stuff."
"Very typical questions. "
"What was the dumbest thing you ever did?"
"What would you do if you didn't get in to any medical school?"
"Interview was conversational. We talked about my research and clinical experiences. Closed file interview but they have a sheet of your activites."
"What is something that you've had much trouble learning?"
"How do you feel about the political situation in the world?"
"How do I think HMO's will affect where I will be in 15 years?"
"Nothing really. All the questions were very straightforward getting to know you type things."
"standard questions, nothing too exciting"
"The interview was very low stress. I interviewed with a physio faculty member, Professor Levine(?), who was very nice and pleasant to talk to. We had a infomal discussion about basic questions, like why you want to be a doctor and why this NYMC. I don't recall any interesting question."
""If your dad is a doctor and your mom stays at home, why aren't they paying for medical school?" How did you fund your undergrad education? (I went to a private college.) Is this your first interview, you seem kind of jittery? (When I told her it wasn't she asked where else I had been interviewed.) Why are you here then if you've already been accepted?"
"So, tell me about current political system? - that was the very first question he asked."