"Asked about my low GPA freshman year?"
"Reasons why I got 2 B minuses"
"Grades, grades, grades"
"Conversational style. Asked me about my interests, activities from undergrad, job, etc."
"What social support do you have for during medical school?"
"Why did you struggle in organic chemistry?"
"How do you approach academic challenges"
"Describe a stressful situation and what was the outcome and what did you learn from it."
"How will you handle living in NYC/Brooklyn? What is your support system/how will you deal with stress?"
"Specific questions about some of my activities"
"how did you study for mcat"
"Specific questions about red flags in my application."
"Do you see yourself as a leader?"
"How do you manage stress?"
"How do you study in college? How did you study for the MCAT?"
"What else do you want us to know?"
"What do you think medical school is like?"
"Specific questions about my AMCAS"
"Do you have a support system in New York City?"
"What do you know about Brooklyn and do you think you will fit in this environment?"
"Downstate has a book of questions that everyone gets asked. Among them are some very generic questions like: How do you study now? How did you study in college? How did you Study for the MCAT?"
"Why didn't you submit your secondary to Downstate last cycle?"
"Some specific questions regarding my career motivations that referenced my personal statement."
"Why do you want to come to New York? (I am from California)"
"Tell me about your research as if I know nothing about science."
"Why were your grades lower in second year?"
"Explain the withdrawals on your transcript."
"How did you study for your MCAT?"
"How did you raise MCAT score/Why Medicine"
"Give an example of a stressful situation and how you handled it"
"Why do want an MD/MPH?"
"Tell me about your volunteer experience."
"What would you want me to say to the admissions board on your behalf?"
"Why medicine? Why Downstate?"
"What do you do for fun?"
"How do you handle stress? Have you ever lost control and what were the consequences if you did?"
"did your parents want you to be a doctor?"
"You got great grades-- how did you study? How did you study for the MCAT?"
"Tell me why you got so so and so grade? (to be expected since my gpa was atrocious.)"
"tell me about a stressful situation"
"Why do you have 2 W's (my first and only interview where any specific grades were asked about, kind of caught me off-guard)."
"What are you extra curriculars? "
"What's an ethical dilemma you've faced? Did you do the right thing?"
"How do you study? How did you study for the MCAT?"
"When did you decided to do medicine?"
"What is your greatest weakness?"
"How did you choose medicine?"
"What was the most stressful experience you've had?"
"dont remember the first question...
your grades are excellent, as if your MCAT score, how did you study?"
"Can you clarify the sequence of some of these classes on the AMCAS application?"
"how did you study for the mcats? did you think the test was fair? "
"What do you consider as an academic strength/weakness?"
"How do you study? In a group or by yourself?"
"What are your red flags?"
"Interview was very conversational. I don't remember any specific questions because it just sort of flowed."
"Describe a stressful situation and how you handled it? "
"What do you think of Brooklyn?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"How do you study/did you for the MCAT?"
"Tell me about your clinical exprience"
"what do you think you will do as a doctor"
"Any leadership experiences?"
"What are your non-academic interests/hobbies?"
"Tell me about one of your research experiences in detail."
"What does ___ mean on your transcript?"
"Why did you choose medicine?"
"Tell me about a time when you looked up something scientific for your own knowledge. Don't just tell me ''I looked this up one time.'' Tell me what happened that made you look it up, and tell me what you learned, using scientific terms. It does not have to be health- or biology- related. "
"What did you do in high school besides study?"
"tell me a little about yoursel that isn't on the application."
"Why do you want to be a physician?"
"The second I sat down, my interviewer asked: So, what do you want to know?"
"Tell me about your sexual assault counseling experiences."
"How did you prepare for mcat? "
"Explain this aspect of your MCAT. How did you study for the MCAT? Explain this grade on your transcript."
"What was your inspiration to study medicine?"
"What do you do to relax/out of class?"
"where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"How do you handle stress"
"Why the big MCAT score jump?"
"Where are you from?"
"What was the most difficult thing you have gone through?"
"What do you do in your free time?"
"how did u prep for mcat?"
"Tell me about any medical related work you have done?(basically explain the AMCAS application)"
"why do you want to go to medical school?"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"Is religion important in medicine?"
"Describe a stressful situation and how you handled it."
"Why I want to be a doctor?"
"Y did u get a C?"
"Why med school? Why downstate? Describe yourself. How did you prepare for MCAT? "
"Tell me about the birth of your child and your difficulties with health insurance."
"What do you like to do?"
"Explain your low grade?"
"Clarify what you did between certain dates on your AMCAS."
"Do you know what section of the MCAT med schools consider the most important? (He said Verbal Reasoning) "
"How did you arrive at medicine?"
"Tell me about your international medical experience."
"He had a very very long and thorough list of questions that he had to ask. He recorded my answers very thoroughly...
Describe your research in as much/little detail as you like. Don't go for a lot of minute details since that's boring, but DO talk a lot about your research and show enthusiasm. "
"What makes you want to become a doctor?"
"What was your favorite part of Peru"
"What do you want to know about the school?....x4"
"What do u do in ur free time?"
"How did you study for MCATs."
"My interviewer asked what school's I applied to and where I'd interviewed, I answered honestly and he told me he knew I'd get in to them and asked me why I would want to go to SUNY-Downstate instead."
"How do you know what you want to do with your life at the age of 21?"
"how many hours do you study each night?"
"How did you decide that you wanted to go into medicine?"
"Tell me about your lower grades in ___ semester."
"You've applied to a lot of schools in the New York area. Why downstate?"
"Explain all of your C grades and why you withdrew from your philosophy class. Got me nervous cuz it was at the beginning of interview."
"How did you study for the MCAT?
"How do you study?"
"why this grade? why the mcat twice?"
"How do you study? How did you study for the MCATs? ***Apparently this question is asked in nearly every interview (this is what two Downstate first years told me)."
"What clinical experiences have you had?"
"Your MCAT score, explain"
"Why do you want to be a dr?"
"It seems like you had a lot on your plate, how did you handle it? "
"How will you study in medical school."
"why didn't you become a classics professor?"
"Why medicine? Why not piano? Why donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t you teach physics since youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re so good at it?"
"I see you were involved in many things during college (work, volunteering specifics, lived at home (distractions)etc..) when did you have leisure time? What did you do?"
"Why are your grades low?
Because I work two jobs and help pay my moms rent while living on my own and going to school full time. "
"basic. Why being a doctor and not research? I see you are very passionate about what you do"
"all questions were speicific to my personal file"
"Describe your path to medicine."
"What do your parents do?"
"how are your study skills?"
"How did you study for the MCAT? (the interviewer said it was from a list of questions she had to ask)"
"Didn't really have specific questions, mostly just chatted about things that were in my file. Talked about books to read etc. "
"Why do you want to do medicine?"
"questions specific to my amcas application."
"What is my support system?"
"Tell me about your research. "
"How are you prepared to live in this part of Brooklyn?"
"What's the difference between education and literacy? Are you literate?...proceeds to prove me wrong with trivia!"
"What do you expect to be doing 10-15 years from now?"
"How did you study for the MCATs"
"Tell me about your interest in Downstate? In medicine?"
"How did you decide to pursue medicine as a career? What do you see yourself doing in the future?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"How did you prepare for the MCATs?"
"How did you study for the Mcat?"
"Since it was pretty much a conversation, I can't really remember specific questions!"
"How did you arrive at the decision to pursue medicine?"
"Why did you chose to go to MIT? Did you consider Harvard at all? or Princeton?"
"What stresses you out/how do you deal with stress"
"Have you ever lived in an urban environment? (What prepares you to live in this neighborhood)"
"why downstate "
"Where have you traveled? (one of my ECs in AMCAS was about my love for traveling)"
"What does your mother do?"
"Just get to know you questions like how do you study, how did you prepare for your mcats, some application questions about my grades, community work, volunteer work, etc."
"Do you have any family members who are physicians? Friends of the family?"
"How did you deal with a stressful situation"
"Why did you get a B in this class, were you too busy doing wasting time doing other things? What? is this 2nd grade"
"Compare your grad and undergrad ;How many hours a week do/did you devote to studying? "
"Why medicine? When and how did you know you wanted to go into medicine? Why Downstate? "
"what other schools are you applying to?"
"Why did you teach following undergrad?"
"Name a stressful situation and how handled it
"why did you choose your undergrad school"
"Why Downstate, Why do you want to be a doctor, grades, MCAT"
"Why did your grades drop during your sophmore year?"
"What was your most memorable/significant clinical experience?"
"All related to clarfying things on my AMCAS app. "
"all of the ones previously mentioned on this site"
"Why Downstate? What do you know about Downstate?"
"When did you know that you wanted to be a doctor?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"10 standard interview questions: Research experience? MCAT preparation? Studying habits? Hobbies? Why Medicine? When did you decide Medicine? Why Downstate? What are you doing now? Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years? How did you like [undergraduate institution]?"
"Why did you take time off? Describe your research?"
"many questions that clearly violate the civil rights act of 1964"
"Why do you want to go into medicine?"
"Why are your graduate school grades so much higher than your undergraduate grades?"
"Why did you want to become a doctor"
"How do you deal with stress, tell me about a stressful experience."
"I think the first thing on the form is they ask you to explain any poor grades - so don't be shocked if they ask you about your one C+ - it seems like just an opportunity to give an explanation if you have one."
"All of the questions my interviewer asked of me were either said in a very angry tone or were very crazy. I know that sounds hard to believe but read the other horror stories about this school above and you will see what I mean."
"Why bother going into medicine?"
"How did you prepare for your MCATs?
Why do you want to go Downstate? What type of medicine interests you?
Are you really sure that you want to go into medicine?
Tell me about a difficult situation and how you handled it? What do you get stressed out by?
How do you relieve stress?
Where have you volunteered? Why? What did you get out of it?
Why did you choose to go to the undergrad you went to?
How do you study (where, how much, when)?
What do you do for fun? What do you like to do in your spare time? What are your hobbies?"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"What is your opinion of drug companies in medicine?"
"How did you prepare for the MCAT? (Apparently, this is a standard question that Downstate requires all interviewers to ask.)"
"why did you choose your high school"
"Describe a difficult situation (very common question for most Downstate interviewees, apparently)"
"How did you prepare for the MCAT?"
"What was a difficult situation you were in and how did you handle it?"
"What do you do in your freetime?"
"You must be a very lonely person?
I would swear on a bible that this came out of nowhere. Im not sure if this was a stress interview ?"
"What do you do in your spare time?"
"What do you like to do in your spare time?"
"Why did you take time off after college?"
"What clinical experience do you have?"
"did you work while attending school?"
"Why do I want to become a doctor?"
"What type of books do you read?"
"Why this school?"
"Why did you take time off?"
"Tell me more about (insert experience)?"
"when did you decide to be pre-med?"
"WHy did u chose to go to the undergrad you went to"
"Please explain a low course grade."
"what was a difficult situation you encountered and how did you handle it?"
"How did you prepare for your MCATs?"
"None really, just focused on grades, study habits, why medicine, talk about a struggle stuff like that."
"What do you do for fun?"
"How will my research be used by doctors to help people, and how many people can it help?"
"What do you do for fun"
"What physician has influenced your decision to go medical school?"
"What personal accomplishment is memorable/valuable? The writing about a picture was also interesting (doesn't affect admissions though)."
"If you had a lot of money, how would you spend it?"
"writing a short paragraph about a picture presented on interview day (not during actual interview)"
"Describe a non academic setting in which you took a leadership role"
"You are treating a patient as a successful and competent doctor and a nurse on your team says that they disagree with your treatment plan , what would you do?"
"the questions were very run-of-the-mill"
"How did you study for the MCAT differently the second time you took it?"
"Hmm..they were all pretty standard."
"What was your most interesting research project?"
"How would you explain your research to somebody who has a limited understanding of science?"
"You said you read a lot of medical non fiction, have you read any medical fiction?"
"How would you define the word 'doctor'"
"None, very typical questions."
"You now have the opportunity to directly address the adcom, what would you like to say to them?"
"What is your typical day?"
"Nothing too interesting, it was very conversational"
"nothing was too surprising...they have a form of questions that they have to ask everyone. My interviewer filled it out while talking to me."
"The most unusual question asked was how I studied for the MCAT. There were no interesting questions though. The interview was easy."
"They were all standard questions."
"What are you most proud of?"
"What defining moment inspired you to pursue medicine."
"What do you look for when choosing medical schools?"
"How do you feel about the school's neighborhood (Brooklyn)?"
"What role do you think religion plays in medicine?"
"none really, they were standard stuff "
"Question # 3"
"What do you feel has influenced our perspectives on illness and health, from a sociological perspective"
"Nothing. They were straight off of a sheet of paper."
"How do you learn/study?"
"Why was calculus so difficult for you? "
"I thought the questions were fair."
"Are you interested in a particular field of medicine?"
"What do you do to relax?"
"Tell me why Downstate without using info from the website."
"If you were at a party with 30-40 guests and you did not know anyone there, how would you behave?"
"None, my interviewer asked about my research and when I tried to explain it, he snapped and said that he knew that already."
"What do you do on your free time?"
"Nothing surprising or unexpected. Everything was the usual type of questions."
"There were none."
"How would you like to see healthcare change in the future?"
"Do you think you can call the shots?"
"You're from a small town, how do you prepare to study in NYC?"
"Why were you unable to complete your application in your last application cycle?"
"Have you seen much of Brooklyn?"
"Tell me about a job/activity you enjoy and why you like it"
"What I thought of Bourbon Street in New Orleans."
"The interviewer was interested in knowing more about my hobbies."
"What is the most stressful thing that's ever happened to you?"
"Describe a stressful situation, how you dealt with it , what you learned..."
"Everyone has a defining moment when they realize medicine is for them. What was your defining moment?"
"Tell me about your friends..."
"If you were accepted at all 4 SUNY schools, which one would you choose?"
"If you were in the ER as an attending physician, and a patient came in with a life-or-death situation that you knew exactly how to deal with, but the resident nurse told you that she thought what you were about to do wasn't right, what would you do? "
"interview was very casual and conversationsal"
"Any leadership expereince?
Admisions wrote down questions for the interviewer to ask me on my file."
"Why medicine? My interviewer did not believe nor understand my response."
"Have you ever had second thoughts about going into medicine? Did some other subject ever attract you?"
"I was asked to describe how I spend my free time hour by hour. Not a hard question, but it took me off-guard at first. "
"What do you think is the origin of good and evil? ( I am a philosophy major and had just spoke about my interest in metaethical theory)"
"None. The interview seemed completely uninterested from the moment I walked in. Like it was an annoying interference to have to conduct an interview. She asked simple, textbook questions. No follow-ups. Like she had a list to ask and didn't really seem too interested in my response. We were told the interviews would last 45 minutes to an hour and mine only last 20-25 minutes. And she didn't even give me the opportunity to ask any questions. And she was suppose to show me how to get back to the admissions office, but just gave me so short, not so helpful directions so that I wandered around the hospital for awhile before finding my way back. "
"None too interesting"
"What does __________ mean (in another language...I wrote that I spoke it on my AMCAS)"
"I was interviewed by a neuroscientist and I have done research in neurology so I was asked a lot of specific questions about my research. I think Downstate tries to match people with the interviewer so make sure you are very knowledgeable about everything you claim to be knowledgeable about!"
"how well do you think your high school prepared you for college? *(why were we talking about high school test preparation?!)"
"Do you have any siblings and what do they do?"
"Nothing too interesting."
"Tell me a little about your experience with Myers-Briggs, and how you've used it."
"Why didn't you mention your parents on your application?"
"Your background suggests you should be a lawyer, why do you want to go into medicine?"
"None. Nothing from the ''sheet'' just talked."
"What I like to do outside of work/school"
"Why not social work?"
"What has shaped you recently in being interested in medicine?"
"Most questions were straight off of the infamous ''Question sheet''. We got off topic and spoke about the recent Yankees demise and the overabundance of iPods in America."
"Why not Harvard?"
"Are you good with computers?"
"Recall a stressful situation and how you dealt with it.
"why medicine with all the problems and annoyances involved"
"What have you learned from living all over the world?"
"what else would you like the committee to know about you"
"Why medicine? (I was a business consultant before)"
"Do you think religion is important in medicine?"
"None. All questions were fairly straight forward"
"She asked me how I studied (I guess she meant what study techniques I use) and how I studied for the MCAT. This wasn't overly interesting, but then again there weren't too many questions and they were all very standard."
"If you are not accepted what will you do?"
"Describe an extremely stressful/painful experience in your life and how you overcame it."
"I guess I can call all of the questions asked "interesting""
"Why do you deserve a spot in the class?"
"None, really. Most questions were about clarifying my application."
"My interviewer didn't hit me with anything out of the ordinary. Where did I see myself in 10 years? What type of medical work did I want to get into . . ."
"What is the one difference btwn. Mexico and India?(according to him Mexico is not a religious country while india has a lot of faith) Name the top 5 religions. "
"Tell me about the research you are involved in. What is the main question? What mechanisim are you using to obtain data? What have you learned and how is it relevant to clinical medicine."
"Tell me about your family situation and family members."
"So...I see that your last name is ____[a name that does not seem to correspond with my ethnicity]. He had my last name circled on my AMCAS!!"
"Would your friends describe you as a nerd or the life of the party?
"Most difficult experience that I've dealt with"
"I was asked all about my travels to Peru and Brazil"
"Why do you want to be a doctor, not a nurse, etc.?"
""What do you do in your free time?" ?, bec"
"AMCAS questions, nothing out of ordinary."
"No real questions, mainly it was just conversational. My interviewer recited parts of my file from memory. They apparantly hand pick your interviewer based on your application and your interests. So my interviewer and I had TONS to talk about and lots in common. He was soooooo nice and made the whole interview very comfortable. He had gone to undergrad there as well as now being on faculty, so it was nice to hear about the school from here."
"Do you think a class that teaches med students compassionate care is a good idea"
"nothing too interesting. we just talked about my application and he asked me to elaborate on the different things I wrote about"
"I saw in your recommendations that your teachers describe you as a quiet person, but that's not the impression I'm getting here. How can you explain that?"
"Very detailed questions about my application, I was surprised. Not only had my interviewer read my application, but they were able to recite parts from memory."
"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee?"
"What do you plan on doing after medical school?"
"What is the normal body temperature? Yea I messed this one up. I said 97.8 for some reason and had to correct my mistake when the guy gave me a weird look. Blah!"
"What do you do on weekends? (this question took my by surprise since all the others were standard questions up to this point)."
"when did you decide to become a doctor?"
"absolutely nothing (ugh)"
"Do you know what a duvet is?"
"Nothing in particular. Many standard questions were asked."
"What would you say was a difficult situation in your life and how you handled it"
"How do you relax?"
"Nothing much, My interviewer was extremely nice and laid back. He seemed overall impressed with my listed activities, work experience, and recommendation letters. His questions pertained to the file mostly."
"nothing too interesting -- no ethical questions"
"Nothing! The interviewer assumed I wouldn't be seriously interested in Downstate becasue my gpa and mcat are too HIGH! "
"What was the most interesting case you saw in your internships?"
"pretty standard questions"
"Why did you choose to apply to Downstate?"
"What is your favorite film?"
"On average, about how many hours did you spend studying on any given day? "
"Was there any single life changing experience that made you want to be a physician?"
"Nothing very intresting, they basiclly went through my AMCAS application."
"I see you want to go to a medical school, but you don't really show that you want to be a doctor?"
"nothing stood out. very specific questions"
"in research, how do you come to interpret your results?"
"all the questions were standard...there were no curve balls"
"How do you de-stress?"
"What was the most difficult aspect of your experience in West Africa?"
"he followed a standard list of questions, and had me go more in depth. What are your strengths and weaknesses was asked, which can be tricky. Also "what else would you like the admissions staff to know" is how it ended, so be prepared to say something good about yourself :)"
"Why did you choose a Spanish major?"
"Tell me about a difficult time in your life and how you dealt with it? What was your support system?"
"Do you think research is worthwile if nothing comes out of it?"
"Something to the effect of what my best secret quality was, or what I thought was really important about me that the adcom should know. "
"Why the long, convoluted route to med school?"
"Is it important to know a patient's religion? If a patient doesn't want to do something due to their religion, but its in their best interest (health-wise), what do you do?"
"What sort of patient population do you envision having when you pratice medicine?"
"None really, it was mostly a conversation. My interviewer spent most of the time telling me about her field of work and about the new school curriculum. She was more informative than interrogative."
"Nothing really. "
"Questions were fairly standard."
"Nothing majorly difficult... just your basic "tell me about yourself" and "why do you want to become a doctor?" "
"What was one difficult situation in your life and how did you deal with it?"
"None. Standard questions"
"Nothing, I was asked standard questions: How do you study? How did you prepare for the MCAT? Why medicine?"
"About my work"
"Describe a societal problem, it does not have to be healthcare related."
"What differences do you anticipate in switching from a private undergraduate facility to a public graduate facility?"
"So, you live in a fraternity? I didn't think MIT had fraternities, is it weird living with all men?"
"The pressure of keeping up with good grades. How do you handle that? "
"how has your anthropology background helped you in the ER (and give specific examples of how you interact differently with different cultural groups)"
"None, they were all standard"
"tell me about your interest in science"
"What do you in your free time?"
"Pretty basic questions that were asked"
"nothing really caught me as interesting. they were all standard questions."
"Describe a very difficult personal situation and discuss how you handled it and what was learned from it."
"The interviewer pretty much told me I got in. As long as you get at least a "9" on each section (minimal score of 27), you are going to get accepted. However, he told me many students reject their offer because of the location so he bluntly told me if I would be comfortable living in the area and I told him I'm from Queens so it was ok."
"My interview went nearly 2 hours and was very closely focused on my file. So all questions pertained to my past experiences. I guess the most interesting question was how I responded living in NYC on 9/11."
"Grades, Grades, Grades. all they wanted to know about was my grades and MCAT nothing else"
"There were no real interesting questions asked. But just basic get - to - know you questions. It was more of a conversation rather than an interview."
"Being an out-of-state applicant, you know that the odds are against you at Downstate. How do you plan to deal with this?"
"Nothing really. She asked me the list of standard questions but it was very conversational. "
"None just grilling me about unimportant unrelated things"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"Nothing in particular. The session flowed well and the interviewer aimed to get to know me as a person. He asked few structured questions, even remarking that one was "stupid". "
"The questions were quite standard and most of them you can find on this site. "
"it was more of a conversation we both spoke an equal amount of time and it flowed pretty well."
"I liked discussing things outside of the application, such as personal interests (museums, books, movies, etc)"
"All of them. This was the most thorough interview that I have had to date. We spent two hours (!) going through my file. I am a post baccalaureate student and my interviewer had studied my experiences in depth. We had much to chat through."
"None. My interviewer read from a standard list of questions. This would have been fine, but his tone and attitude were unwelcoming and haughty"
"The questions were pretty standard. The interviewer wanted to clarify some discrepancies in my application, so that's what we talked about."
"The questions were pretty standard. "
"My interviewer was very nice. Most of the questions that she asked were about my childhood."
"There are a few non-science majors here who are having a difficult time...do you think that's going to be a problem for you? "
"nothing terribly interesting, very standard get to know you conversational atmosphere, i was asking for probably half the time"
"The questions all came from a list he had in front of him. They could all have been answered by a quick glance at my application, which the interviewer had not read. More than a few were redundant. Some were really asinine, like 'How did you prepare for the MCAT? Self-study or prep course?' Does that really matter?"
"What do you look for in a medical school"
"Why do you think you will enjoy working in medicine?"
"Why do you consider yourself economically disadvantaged yet went to that undergrad (expensive and very competitive)?"
"No interesting questions were asked."
"none, the questions were all from a standard list and my interviewer did not even show the coutesy of l;etting me respond before blasting me with the next question in an accusatory tone"
"I was asked a lot about my volunteer and work history."
"What is the MOST stressful experience you have had in the past 5 years? How did you cope with it?"
"What is a typical day like at my undergraduate institution?"
"I was not asked any interesting questions. My interviewer was concerned about going through his list. He was bold enough to tell me just that at the start of our interview He did not wait for me to finish most of my responses. hewas also needlessly provocative, rude, and confrontational without reason."
"Why do you want to be a doctor(I have a non traditional background)?"
"What do you want to know?"
"All the questions were basic and applied to my application."
"why medicine (very original)"
"Why change careers at (blank age), when you have had a reasonable amount of success in your present career"
"None of the questions that were asked were too difficult or out of the ordinary. Just basic questions about my experiences- see below. "
"No interesting questions. Only the standard ones that everyone else got."
"What stressful situation have you encountered"
"How does someone's culture relate to their medical care?"
"Why do you want to move from suburban southern California to Brooklyn? (expected)"
"Why do you want to go to Downstate?"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"Nothing really, my interviewer was very bored as evidenced by his not paying attention to a word I said."
"I have to say nothing. These people are mentally ill and should not be in the business of caring for people"
"Becoming a doctor involves certain lifestyle changes. How do you plan to adapt to these changes?"
"What do I call you... you have a million names? (it was a joke... that I still really don't get because I only have one name)"
"Some questions relating my research with my interviewer's."
"Do you think your PharmD will help you as a physician? How?"
"How I was able to balance having many extracurriculars and still maintain decent grades."
"What school were your relatives educated at?"
"Nothing that interesting. Just the usual. My good academic record was mentioned a few times."
"No particularly interesting questions."
"Did you like The Matrix Reloaded? "
"No intersting questions."
"If you had to refer a family member to a physician, what would you look for in that person?"
"Having come from a relatively sheltered background, why would you like to go to school in Brooklyn?"
"nothing particularly interesting. Almost all questions were specifically about my past experience that I indicated in my application."
"Nothing in particular - the questions were pretty by-the-book. My interviewer was interested in my previous career and how I decided to get into medicine, wanted to hear about why I was making this huge change."
"Most of the questions were typical interview questions, such as why a physician? is your family supportive? waht happened in that class? no question really sticks out right now, they were all common."
"Why I chose to work instead of applying last year?"
"No interesting questions."
"How you relieve stress?"
"None. They had a standard list of questions. The interviewer stuck to those questions."
"I wasn't asked anything interesting or difficult, the entire interview was the interviewer asking me detailed questions about my research and volunteer experiences."
"It was a great conversation as we had some common background history. No realy questions as such."
"The interview was basically a conversation about my ECs and college. Interseting conversation, no spefic questions. we talked for quite a while"
"My interviewer had gone over my application with a fine -toothed comb. She asked me about specific grades, specific words used to describe my activities, dates, etc. Very nit-picky, very annoying. Be careful!"
"none, really, the questions all focused very strongly on my application"
"My interviewer really wanted to know is I felt truly prepared to handle all the challenges and stresses of life in med school. I felt that I answered all of his questions confidently. "
"Why after obtaining a PhD do I want to become a doctor. Fair enough"