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"They mailed my stuff to me pretty late before my interview. Other than that everything has gove smoothly."
"It would be nice if you could get the name of the interviewer(s) before the day."
"Get up to speed. Impress your candidates instead of taking them to the greaseball food plaza. Tell"
"Email letters instead of paper mail."
"None, by far the most efficient and courteous admissions staff I have dealt with."
"What would you do if one of your patients came up to you on the street before a long weekend and asked for their prescription? Their only other option they have is a $300+ emergency visit."
"Why family medicine vs specialty and why rural medicine"
"Why not go into research?"
"I had to explain details about experiences on my AMCAS."
"Why rural medicine? Why family medicine? Be specific."
"What was the most valuable part of your shadowing experience?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Are you a happy person?"
"Many questions centered around being a family practicioner in rural Minnesota."
"Tell me about your experience in a rural area."
"You have quite the family, tell me about them..."
"Do you like to hunt?"
"What do you look forward to?"
"Why are you interested in rural family medicine?"
"How do you see your practice, size location, ect. being in the future"
"What are some of the downsides of living in a small town? What do you like about living in a small town? Where might you specifically want to end up? "
"How does a physician separate his/her home life from work life, especially a family practice physician?"
"Why primary care? Why rural medicine? Where do you see yourself after residency? Envision your future practice? What is the ideal GPA and MCAT of a rural family practice physician?"
"Tell me about your family."
"How would your friends describe you? Do you agree with their descriptions?"
"What do you think is the biggest challenge in practicing rural medicine?"
"How would your friends describe you?"
"How has what you have done prepared you for medical school?"
"What's the most important quality a doctor needs to have?"
"Most of them dealt with my willingness to be a rural physician? They really wanted to make sure I sincerely wanted to pursue family medicine!"
"Why I want to be a Family Doctor?"
"Do you really call your mother everyday? (My interviewer totally took this out of context from my secondary because she started looking over my file when I got into the room!)"
"Why did you go to college out of state?"
"What kind of a role would you specifically play within the class of medical school students?"
"A patient comes in to see a doctor for a smoking-related lung illness for the third time, and it's clear that he's not been in compliance with the doctor's suggestions. The doctor looks at him and says "I've seen you three times and you've never done what I've told you to. You're probably going to die of this. I don't want to see you in here again, because I have other patients who will be compliant with whom I can better spend my time." What is your response to this exchange?"
"What attributes do you posses that'll make you a good doc?"
"Be prepared to answer hypothetical situation questions.
My interviewer asked me questions such as, "if you were a doctor and a young boy came in with bruises on his chest" what would you do?"
"What is this C- doing here?"
"Strengths and weaknesses?"
"How do you establish trust with someone? "
"What is your favorite class?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What kind of practice?"
"How would you react if you were to fail a test during medical school?"
"How high are your heels/why did you wear those shoes? (I was wearing stiletos)"
"Have you had a DWI?"
"What type of ethical issues have you ran into in you life and how have you dealt with them?"
"So you dislike ambiguity?"
"How will you integrate your faith into your medical practice?"
"What do you like to do when you're not studying?"
"How do you like Powerpoint medical education?"
"Would you treat a family member with gonorrhea?"
"Have you ever shot a person? lol, i'm an avid hunter so it fit in the conversation..."
"how do you feel about the difference between pay of a family practitioner and a specialist?"
"Nothing too out of the ordinary."
"What would your sister say of you/friends?"
"A lawyer comes to for care and find out she is pregnant. She returns home and a week later calls and demands to why everyone throughout the town knows that she's pregnant. You know that you did not disclose this... and you are left to look only to your nurse of 13 years...What do you? (the answer confirmer by interviwer: if you indeed determine she violated HIPPA, you must terminate her)"
"Asked me my view on a situation in which the interviewer had heard a well respected physician threaten his patient that if he didnt quit smoking, he didn't want to see the patient for the same smoking related illness anymore."
"What is the ideal GPA for a family practice physician?"
"How do you handle moral situations?"
"What would you do if you had the financial resources of say, the Gates?"
"What's the one thing I should emphasize to the admission's committee about you?"
"Did you perform extra community service just to get into med school, or b/c you really wanted to?"
"What do you like about living in Minnesota?"
"What role does a rural physician play in Northern Minnesota?"
"Who would you like to meet and why?"
"Would you still have a job if your lab director lost his grant?"
"What did you make for the fashion review (4-H clothing event) when you went to the Minnesota State Fair?"
"Would you have an abortion?"
"nothing really...they seemed to really focus on flushing out what I wrote about in my secondary and AMCAS as well as confirming my interest in primary care and rural MN."
""My job is to advocate for you to the admissions committee. Tell me what I should focus on in order to advocate for you to the best of my ability.""
"How do you think medicinal research will change in the next decade?"
"If you were a physician, how would you deal with the homeless population in the community in which you live?"
"Don't you think that it would be a pain having to act like a role model in your community? "
"So tell me about where you got your suit..."
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