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"With such an emphasis on a low-stress interview day, perhaps offer 2 open/1 closed file interview."
"Get rid of snail mail... Takes too long."
"Create an online student status and application system"
"Why do you want to be a physician?"
"What do you want to know about South?"
"Why would you like to attend South Alabama?"
"What specialties are you considering going into?"
"What classes did you like/dislike?"
"Why med school and not public health?"
"Do you believe that macroevolution continues to occur?"
"If you could change one thing about healthcare what would it be?"
"Why do you want to go to medical school?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor (how standard could that be)?"
"If you were accepted into USA but you could not start for 5 years, what would you do?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"What do you think the biggest problem in healthcare is and how would you fix it? "
"What was your favorite class as an undergrad?"
"What do you think are some problems in healthcare?"
"What would you do if you were accepted into medical school, but could not begin for five years?"
"Based on your experience, what is the greatest problem facing healthcare today?"
"Why South? (especially since I was out of state)"
"Are you sure you want to be a doctor?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Why medicine? Are any of your family members doctors?"
"why do you want to become a doctor?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? What is your medical experience? "
"Tell me about yourself? What do you like to do in your spare time?"
"What's your best quality/worst quality?"
"What books have you read?"
"What would you do if your 34 year old patient was pregnant with a child with life threatening birth defects?"
"What motivates me?"
"What do you do in your free time?"
"What are your study habits?"
"What should I tell the admissions committee about you tonight?"
"Why medicine? What do you think will be the most difficult part of medical school?"
"What book have you read recently?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"How did you prepare for the MCAT?"
"Tell me about your research"
"Why do you want to go here?"
"What have you been reading lately?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"What is one of the challenges in healthcare today?"
"Roleplaying exercise: I am a busy single mother bringing her obese teenaged daughter in for a checkup. You are the doctor. Show me how you would inform us of our health issues."
"What are your hobbies?"
"If you couldn't go to medical school, what would you do?"
"how would you attack the epidemic of childhood obesity?"
"Questions about my family and their influence on me..."
"If a woman brought her extremely overweight son to you and you could tell he was very unhealthy and at risk for diabetes, as well as other diseases, what would you do to help?"
"What is my favorite book?"
"Would you rather be the President or Vice-President of a country?"
"Nothing too interesting. The usual, why do you want to come to med school, etc."
"You found out a pregnant woman has ovarian cancer. If you start treatment now, the baby will die, if you don't treat, the mother will die. What do you do?"
"What would be something that could make you lose your cool in medical school?"
"If I could keep you out f medical school for the rest of your life, what would you do?"
"Where exactly in the Constitution does it guarantee a basic right to healthcare?(this was prefaced by me saying that I thought the biggest problem in healthcare was a lack of universal coverage)"
"Who would you eat dinner with and why?"
"Asked sort of obliquely about my views on abortion. I indicated that I'm interested in women's health so the interviewer wanted to make sure I'd thought about reproductive rights issues that may come up in practice. "
"Name this structure (the interviewer drew an organic chemistry structure); if you were the attorney general what would you do."
"Is there anything that could make you fail in medical school? AND
If I had the power to keep you out of all the medical schools in the world for the rest of your life, what would you do?"
"What is the last book that you've read and why did you pick to read it?"
"Tell me about your research. (nothing really too interesting)"
"Do you want to see a tumor? (I was interviewed by a pathologist.)"
"I was asked about the Dignity with Death act."
"What do you feel about abortion and cloning?"
"What do you think is the biggest problem facing healthcare today?"
"What were the similarities between the cultures of Kenya and Mexico that I noticed during my medical outreach trips?"
"What is your opinion of assisted early death?"
"To talk about my hobbies."
"How would you fix the situation at USA Medical Center in that it is running a large deficit by seeing indigent patients without health insurance, and is in jeopardy of closing?"
"My role model? My accoplishment I am most proud of? "
"What type of music are you listening to? What's in your CD player right now? ( happened to talk about musical interests during the conversation)"
"What do you think about marriage in medicine?"
"Do I speak Japanese? "
"Why did you choose your undergraduate school?"
"What brought your family to Alabama from California?"
"What has been my greatest disappointment in life?"
"Since HIV/AIDS is a preventable disease in most cases, how do you feel about public money going towards HIV/AIDS patients?"
"What are you feelings on euthanasia?"
"Do you feel abortion should always be available as an option, in limited circumstances, or never at all?"
"Tell me about your family. "
"questions about 9-11-01"
"Most were very conversational."
"Mostly about my military background and how that related to 9-1-1."
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