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University of Michigan Medical School
University of Michigan Medical School
  • Year founded: 1848
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 177
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University of Michigan Medical School (UMich)
Allopathic Medical School
Ann Arbor
  • SDN RANKING 5
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 221 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $32,700
  • Non - Resident Tuition $51,116
  • Application Fee $85
  • AVG MCAT 515
  • AVG GPA 3.8
  • LIZZYM Score 71.9

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions
  • 4303 Medical Science Bldg I
  • 1301 Catherine Street
  • Ann Arbor 48109
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The Medical School has been recognized nationally as a premiere site for state-of-the-art research activities, innovative medical education and pioneering clinical care since its inception in 1848. The first professional school at the University of Michigan, the Medical School, admitted its first class of 91 students in 1850 and has awarded almost 18,000 M.D. degrees in the past 150 years as well as educating thousands of residents and biomedical researchers.

Curriculum

In 1990 the University of Michigan Medical School began a process of review that culminated two years later with the adoption of a completely new curriculum for the M.D. degree, MD21. The MD21 curriculum incorporates instruction in small groups, student-centered exercises, multi-disciplinary conferences, early introduction to patients, and increased experiences in ambulatory and primary care. Of particular note is the development of significant opportunities to participate in community-based learning preceptorships as part of the curriculum.

Facilities

Together, the Medical School and the three University Hospitals constitute the Medical Center campus located on 84 acres of land in more than 30 buildings. The Medical School occupies more than 2 million gross square feet of research and education space.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 210
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.61 215

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.05 153

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None. Very communicative, welcoming, friendly, transparent admissions process." More from this Member | Report Response

"My admissions decision has been deferred twice, the second time for several months. An earlier decision, whether positive or negative, would be much appreciated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep being awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"none =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the fantastic work! You have me hooked on Michigan, and the school was barely on my radar before interviewing. Go Blue!" More from this Member | Report Response

"One suggestion: Inspire other schools to be just like you!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing you guys are amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Somehow make the tour a little bit better. My group got very little explanation of what we were seei" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was not very comprehensive, I've worked at the UM medical school as an undergrad and there" More from this Member | Report Response

"None...they were wonderful! Everything was well-planned and they really make you feel like you belon" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing! Awesome job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep it up - getting all the mailings and whatnot really make you feel welcomed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Longer interviews please!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You guys are awesome. Great job" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What is a research interest that you have>?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my gap year job" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational discussion of my hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle the death of your patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to Michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your undergrad school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do I look for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about my experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about XYZ experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to Michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research/e.c. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your school. (I go to a small liberal arts school out of state that none of my interviewers had ever heard of)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student: Questions about my teaching job/foreign volunteering experience since he had done similar stuff. What was hardest about this activity? Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"MD Interview: Why medicine? Why Michigan? (Had to spend extra time convincing interviewer because I grew up in Ann Arbor and went to college here too!) Tell me about "insert extracurricular here"." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you hope to be doing in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you in Michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Michigan? What will you bring to Michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What superpower would you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why Michigan? What would you do if you didn't get into medical school this year? " More from this Member | Report Response

"An M2: What did you do at the free clinic? Did you discover anything interesting from your research? What do you do for fun? You're OOS...why Michigan? Why surgery? Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do over the summer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself in the future? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why weren't your freshman grades as strong as your later ones?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain W's. Are you prepared to go out of state. what are the qualities of a good doctor and which do you possess. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why U of M?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem you have faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have any superpower, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to be a nurse, PA? Why a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UMich? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about how you went from an undergrad major in X to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a few about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this clinical experience on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the biggest problems in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Malpractice/tort reform, friend or foe? (not quite, but a long series of questions on this topic)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why Michigan? (Asked by all three interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to go to your undergraduate college? What did you like/dislike about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (asked by two of the three interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about my interview file--activities I did and so forth." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Michigan? You WILL be asked this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you weren't going to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you tell the family if a patient you accidently killed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you have that will make you a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest mistake and the consequences of it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"80% of the questions were about your personal statement, secondary essays, and work/experiences portions of application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Are you still interested in neurosurgery and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most academically challenging thing you've ever done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain a leadership role you have had " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you rate your interest in science as, on a scale from 1 to 10?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what problem do you see yourself having as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What significant leadership roles have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in between M1/M2/10 years after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something unique about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Starting with your childhood, tell me story of how you ended up here, interviewing for medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about activity X." More from this Member | Report Response

"They just want to get to know you in an informal way. Talk about things you might be interested in doing @ med school. 2 faculty interviewers and one student. All very kind." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your most significant volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Straight off of AMCAS app. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to clarify the point of my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you get a recommendation from your research lab?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From the faculty interviewer: Tell me about yourself. What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are 2 or 3 of your mentors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (I was asked this question twice)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine would you like to pursue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about experience X?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (insert AMCAS experience here)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think attending a big school (class of 170) would be beneficial?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How come you got X in this section of the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me questions from my application (describe your research, why go from engineering to medicine, are you ready for the challenges, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"My goal with you today is to determine whether or not you're an axe murderer and whether or not I'd trust you with my 3 year-old child...so what do you want to talk about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does chemistry fit in with your future practice plans? (basically he was trying to get me to say I would like to do research like him!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what 3 words would ppl use to describe you, also i think i had to elaborate on the most prominent one. be prepared to support any" More from this Member | Report Response

"If medicine were no longer existed as a career, then what career would you pursue and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest problem in health care/how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell more about experience X?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your yourself? Home, voluteer experience, research etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why University of Michigan? (This question is really important if you're applying out-of-state!!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why U of Michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain to me your research and what you got from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just stuff from app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about (insert activitiy from AMCAS here)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this experience from your file? Why did you choose to do it, what did you learn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about (something specific from my application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you get funding for your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research in layman's terms" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the three biggest problems in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why not a nurse? Why not a teacher? etc. etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this dip in your grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions based on AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UMich? Describe your research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (activity) and how it would make you a good doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UMich?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UMich and Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mentioned above. Referred to my AMCAS essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think is the current crisis in health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why U of Michiga?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think culture affects medical practice and patient interaction?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ______? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend could describe you, what 3 words would he use?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you going to do if you don't get into medical school? Are you going to shoot yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on the Terri Schiavo case?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about working with (specific experience)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about ____ experience, which you mentioned on your AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you want to come to M?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your involvement in the March of Dimes..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define a successful career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you applying to this school? (I am a CA resident)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to unwind? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Univ of Michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this part of your essay . . . asked by two different interviewers, same part." More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your volunteer and leadership experience prepared you to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why not social worker? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about medicine today, does it need improvement or not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about _________ (from my app) this is basically every question they asked me..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your health-related experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why University of Michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on telling the families of children with terminal illness that there is nothing that can be done? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you will have time for extra-curricular activity while you are in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you bring to the medical school that will make it a better place?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years after you have finished everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. " More from this Member | Report Response

""Please describe your most significant life experience."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a career change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hobbies! I was asked what I do as a hobby or in my free time a bunch of times." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you do other than medicine/science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the single most significant thing you've done while in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your father think about your career choice? (My father is a doctor.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is maple surup disease?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What possible conflicts do you think might arise in medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(see above); otherwise just general questions really." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like said at your eulogy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest issue in healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe your research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"See above re: kidney transplant discussion" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Specific questions about my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite super hero" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a discussion with one of my interviewers about the pros and cons of EMRs and integrating more technology into healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite grandparent?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your biggest influence as to why you are choosing a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your father's career (business) affected your decision to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If in the future doctor compensation is based off of patient outcome, how do you deal with a noncompliant patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions came off my app in some way, so no "creative" questions were asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about U of Michigan? (there was so much!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something fun about yourself that is not in your application, or teach me something interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think training on mannequins detracts from patient contact? How could this change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The healthcare question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your relationship with your father like. (My personal statement was very personal). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you legalize marijuana (blank stare...)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You said you were once stuck with a needle. Tell me about that experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts about Obama's health plan? After I expressed uncertainty about how it would be paid for, he asked me to talk about some ways that we could reduce costs in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Got into a really interesting discussion about my interview's career choices in public health & research and my global health experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a woman in medicine, what are your views on when you want to have a family and how this will be possible?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your first choice in medical schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. All three interviews were conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will skills you have gleaned from coaching apply to your career as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you watch the VP debates last night? What issues of health care are most important to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever heard the song, "Alice's Restaurant" by (...) Guthrie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your worst day in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your family so important to you? (I thought this was kind of weird)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should society do about the homeless? (This was asked in continuation of my discussing my involvement at a homeless shelter)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are some of the obstacles facing women in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research to me as if I was a 12 year old. What kind of tree would you be if you were a tree. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your good and bad experiences as a patient in the field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you helped someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I consider myself a risk-taker? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I currently go to UofM for undergraduate and my interviewer went to UofM for undergraduate and medical school too. So she asked me what I thought would be different about my experience between undergrad and med." More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical situation--what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wasn't a particular question, but I had a great conversation about health policy with one of my interviewers (don't worry. I was asked because it's one of my interests)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will linguistics (my undergrad major) help prepare you for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get from an undergrad major in X to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting, mostly just about my background, this interview was very conversational so I had to steer it towards my strong 'selling points'" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your background in chemical engineering aid in your development in becoming a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important thing you gained from traveling?" More from this Member | Report Response

"First question of the interview day by the student interviewer: How does being in a fraternity (on my AMCAS) help prepare you for a career in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"How has medical malpractice influenced the price of health care and how doctors do their work; additionally, how will it affect you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the problems in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your musical interests and involvment in music been shaped by (or has shaped) my interest in a career in medicine? (I did quite a few music extracurriculars)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there any experience you've had that you think everyone should try?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How, as a physician, will you find a way to treat people that you don't personally like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else do you like to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After reading me an e-mail in which a woman blamed him for the death of her husband, who refused to listen to medical advice, one physician interviewer asked how I would feel to receive such a letter. What would be my thoughts/emotional responses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer studied same research topic as I did...we talked about that a lot" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine you are walking down the street, and a box falls from the sky. It is addressed to you, and it says it contains $100,000 that should be used to reform health care. What would you do with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"standard fare questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your best and worst experiences with a doctor as a patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did living in Russia affect your education and your attitude toward medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get involved with your community service work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I write about college football so I got a couple questions about whether I'd root for michigan football." More from this Member | Report Response

"If no medical school accepted you, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think that people who are doctors often discourage their kids from becoming doctors too?" More from this Member | Report Response

"whats your take on allowing Iran nuclear warheads etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the most humbling aspect of life as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood (I had listed some stuff on my AMCAS primary)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your school, I see so many patients that go to your school and I want to know more about your school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see your self doing in between M1 and M2? (i.e. Research, vacation, foreign aid, local aid, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Young female patient comes into ER asking for pain medication and you examine her and she starts to flirt with you what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looking at your application you are interested in population research...how do you feel about 4 years of one-on-one clinical experience (i.e. won't you get bored, etc.)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we looked for two traits in prospective students, what should they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about my hobby." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you going to be for Halloween?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No particularly interesting questions were asked of me." More from this Member | Report Response

"How were you able to raise so much money for your student organizations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Based upon my experiences working on health care policy, what I believed the future of health care would look like. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my favorite extracurriclar activity in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did Jonas Salk invent? (Polio vaccine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to split your clinical and research time percentage-wise? (This was after I had said that I plan to go into academic medicine.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How accurate is Apollo 13? (I used to work for the space program)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that you were born in (different country). Tell me more about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you weren't admitted to med school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked no unusual questions. Generally, all of the interviewers focused on a few areas: Why do you want to be a doctor? Why Michigan? & questions that addressed the depth of your understanding of what it means to be a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between a nurse practioner and a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing special" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most pressing problem facing medicine today? What do you think should be done about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspect of medicine do you think you will like the least?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My goal with you today is to determine whether or not you're an axe murderer and whether or not I'd trust you with my 3 year-old child...so what do you want to talk about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were going to perform surgery on a child whose parents' religion prohibited the use of blood products and the child would surely die if you did the operation without them, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i mentioned healthcare crisis, interviewer grilled me on various aspects of it, not too fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"If medicine were no longer existed as a career, then what career would you pursue and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If medicine, and all healthcare fields, dropped off the face of the planet, what would you do instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Michigan's swim team is a little faster than Colgate's, isn't it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were some negative aspects about your undergraduate education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the role of faith in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions came from my AMCAS application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a casino game, what would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"would financial limitations affect your decision(s) on which medical school to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What responsibility do you think physicians have to the public? (Something like that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing comes to mind! Probably the most interesting moment was when one interviewer told me flat out that he was there to make sure I wasn't a serial killer or something!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are three of your favorite musicians or singers? (Following up on a question about my hobbies and interests.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"About traveling and experiences, nothing very interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for in a medical school and specifically why does UM fit this mold." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you would benefit from the curriculum here? (they recently switched to organ-based)" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was pretty much off my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have done many different activities and have had many different hobbies. How do you see all of your life experiences fitting into your life as a physician? How do you see it all coming together?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had an epileptic patient who refused to take his/her prescribed meds due to religious beliefs, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what's the difference between medical ethics and personal morals" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the three biggest problems in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are given 100,000 dollars to improve healthcare. How would you spend it? (100,000 is not a lot of money to fix the system...so it was sort of a difficult question to answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like Lance Armstrong?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to study Italian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the relatively privileged status of Ann Arbor is a problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't practice medicine, what other career would you pursue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't really a question. It was more like a statement. Something like, "You seem very qualified...let's just make sure you're not crazy."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the challenges facing physicians today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly interesting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You all have the same grades and interests in medical school. How are you different from the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I have made it this far, against all the obstacles I have overcomed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite musical? (I mentioned earlier that I liked musical theater)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a bundle with $10,000 fell on near your feet one day, how would you use it to order to improve health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your faith will help you in your chosen field of specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is Ann Arbor a good example of the real world?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem in health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do to change healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Q: how are you going to pick a med school? A: SDN Interview Feedback " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been to the nightclubs in Goa? (My interview's husband is a clubhead I guess)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you choose to spend $100,000 in the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who provides the greatest benefit to society: the primary care physician, the public health worker, or the entertainer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were from another country and culture, how would you describe the American healthcare system to me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had the choice of giving a liver to a 25 year old who could go a year without it, or 55 year old alcoholic who needed it immediately...which would I choose and why>" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I, as a California resident, would EVER dream of moving to the Midwest." More from this Member | Report Response

"(some question about research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"See most difficult question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get in anywhere?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain apoptosis...does it occur in normal cells?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define a successful career? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think a surgeon needs to have ego? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a current problem in healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"What five things would a close friend say about you to describe who you are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide which college to attend for undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can we do as a school to make your medical education a positive and worthwhile process." More from this Member | Report Response

"What book have you read that has impacted the way you think?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a large sum of money to spend on AIDS education and research, how would you split it up between education and research and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where did your "fire" come from? it was from a really passionate and interesting interviewer, and i really enjoyed talking to him." More from this Member | Report Response

"Michigan recently went to the Supreme Court about Affirmative Action. What do you think about diversity? What if you were the person "unfairly" selected against in favor of a lesser qualified URM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A student admitted to U Mich undergrad was convicted of date rape over the summer before matriculating. What did I think Michigan should do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to explain our health care system to a foreign person who knew nothing about it, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a pile of money, large but discrete, to spend on aids education and research what percentage would you distribute to each? For America? For the world?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I design a medical curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why would you rather be a physician rather than a musician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't many Texans come to University of Michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have performed a great deal - why didn't you direct?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient came in with no hope of being saved would you let interns practice procedures on him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was actually an ethical question that addressed the issue of euthenasia. I was quite surprised when the professor asked me in which state was it legal, luckily I knew the answer which was oregon." More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were not hard at all --just have to know yourself. "What worries you about medical school?" " More from this Member | Report Response

""Did you see LeBron James play last night? Is he nasty or what?" Keep in mind this was asked by a surgeon, who watched The Chosen One on TV the night before. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think we should invade Iraq?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do we have to do in order for you to come to Michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're interested in combining research and clinical medicine, what if I told you that in order to do research you'd have to devote only 30% of your time to clinical practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient who did not act upon your medical advice about lifestyle, would you continue to see that patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was very conversational. Probably explain what you do in your free time was a good question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Take any ethical issue and take a side." More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't really any questions that required a lot of thought...Honestly, the most interesting questions was probably: Name three or four words your friends would use to describe you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick a medical topic and argue both sides of it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think growing up in a very small town will affect how you practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had a certain amount of money to help cure Aids in Africa, How would I use it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the dean of a medical school, what one course would you want to have included in the curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were my opinions on the current Iraq conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if medicine didn't exist (as in, what other career would I pursue)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think September 11th has impacted your generation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, mostly asked about my extracurricular activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were one or two expected medical type questions (biggest issue in healthcare), but mostly it was talking about myself and why I wanted to come to Michigan." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you'll get all your career goals to fit when medicine takes up so much time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some questions about my activities and personal interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to know what I think of you, and how this interview went? (You'll make an excellent doctor - YES!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me your faults. if you could construct your ideal school where you fit best, could you describe it to me? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient in jail who faced the choice of having a kidney transplant or being on dialysis for the rest of his life, what would you do? What if someone who was not incarcirated could use that same donor kidney, who should get it? Kidney transplant vs. dialysis has no difference in survival, only quality of life issue. Okay, so now what if I told you now that a kidney transplant is MUCH cheaper in the long run that dialysis, should the prisoner get it now?" More from this Member | Report Response

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What do you like most about this school?

"The flexibility of the first two years." | Report Response

"Fantastic faculty, very friendly environment. Ann Arbor is a great city. P/F first two years so very collaborative. Come out feeling very confident clinically." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The people and the location. Classicism: if you did not attend an IVY league undergraduate school, or if your family is not filled with money or of physicians, you are kept on the outside. There is a paucity of things to do in Ann Arbor. It is a college town that is only alive during football season." | Report Response

"Nothing. Had a fantastic experience and would recommend the school to everyone over any school in the country." | Report Response

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