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"I had a great experience at Wright State. One of the best admissions offices in the country."
"Show off tech if you have it - we saw nothing that showed you were up to date with medical training technology. I tried to ask a student about it without insulting where they were going to medical school but they brushed off the question so I didn't push."
"wonderful people, extremely friendly and helpful"
"Reserve parking for interviewees in case of a special event. Joe Biden just happened to be speaking at the student union during my interview and there was NOWHERE to park"
"Very friendly; thanks for everything!"
"A site where we could check status updates would be nice."
"Make the interview dates and all the stuff online rather than having to make phone calls"
"None, they were very friendly and helpful!"
"I loved the "personal touch" from the admissions staff. They personally call you for interviews. T"
"The letter method of finding out about your acceptance is stressing, but I believe it is the most pr"
"They were amazingly friendly, the friendliest I've seen. However, the ways they contact you (by phon"
"just specific questions about things in my primary"
"How did you get into the seat you are in now?"
"Most recent book you've read?"
"Tell me about a leadership experience."
"Discuss your leadership experience."
"If you could choose four adjectives to describe yourself, what would they be?"
"Tell me about your community service? Anything else? Anything else? (Pretty much had to speak about all the community service I have done on my AMCAS. If you have any extra that isn't on there, speak about it too.)"
"What was your path into medicine?"
"Tell me about where you grew up (WSU is in a suburban area, similar to my hometown)"
"What does it mean to be a doctor?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why not writing? (I majored in English.)"
"Guide me through your life up until now with a focus on what led you to pursue medicine as a career."
"Why MD? Why Wright State? Greatest challenge? More questions stemming from AMCAS app"
"A lot of questions about my activities."
"What is your favorite character from the funny papers?"
"Tell me about (community service experience), what you learned from it, and why you value that experience."
"Describe to me a failure (any kind of failure), how you dealt with that failure, what you did to overcome it, and one thing that you would do differently if you could."
"Why do you want to become a doctor, and specifically, why do you want to come to Wright State?"
"Tell me about your life, specifically, the events that shaped your desire to pursue medicine."
"Tell me about a patient you met and how they influenced your decision to pursue medicine."
"If you had a patient that wanted to discontinue medical treatment, and you and her both knew that she would die because of her decision, what would you do?"
"Tell me about the research on Asthma you did in High School."
"All the questions were written up by the individual interviewers. It was basically just a conversation about my life thus far."
"all of the questions were very conversational, NO tricks, they just want to get to know your personality and learn about some experiences that have shaped your desires."
"Why should WSU admit you above the other applicants?"
"If I asked a friend, what would they say is something negative about you and what is something positive/ why should we take ______?"
Why Wright State?
Where do you see yourself after graduating from medical school?"
"What does the word doctor mean to you?"
"Why take a year off? Would you recommend it for others?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"all the q's were very basic, e.g. how did you get interested in medicine, what did you do to follow up on your interest, etc"
"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare today?"
"What was the last book you read?"
"What are you most proud of?"
"What is the biggest issue in healthcare? (2 min. later) And? (1 min. later) And? "
"Tell me about a specific experience from X activity."
"What moments in life made you want to be a doctor?"
"How are you in a group setting? What kind of role do you take? (relating to group work with other medical students)"
"Tell me about your research?"
"Tell me more about experience X... what was involved? How long were you active in experience X? What did you learn from it? Was there a particular moment when you were doing experience X where you really felt like you made a difference?"
"How was your experiences abroad?"
"Tell me about your family"
"HOw did you arrive in Ohio since you were born in Indiana?
Tell me about your trip to Ukraine/Experiences shadowing doctors/waitressing experiences.
What is the most difficult situation you encountered as a waitress?"
"Tell me about your foreign travel?"
"Based upon your experiences, how do they prepare you to be a physician?"
"Questions specific to my research."
"What do you do or have you done to help/volunteer in the community?"
"Where do your interests lie, as far as a specialty?"
"Why medicine? Why Wright State?"
"Tell me more about X experience on your application"
"Tell me about yourself and your family."
"Most difficult situation/challenge"
"Why do you want to become a Doc"
"What made you decide to go into medicine?"
"Describe your family."
"What will you do if you don't get into medical school?"
"What would you do if you didn't ever get into med school? what would you do the year following not being admitted?"
"Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?"
"Your GPA is a little lower than other applicants, how would you argue that you deserve a spot in our class?"
"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
"Why did you choose your undergraduate institution? Tell me about your involvement in ______ student group."
"Why do you think you could be a good doctor?"
"What is the mission of a physician?"
"What can you bring to Wright State"
"How did you end up at (insert undergrad school you attended)?"
"tell me about your MCAT scores?"
"What will you do if you do not get into school?"
"What in your life are you the most proud of?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 30 years?"
"Tell my about your social psychology research."
"Why did you choose Biology as a major?"
"What's the most difficult thing to ever happen to you and how did you handle it?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years?"
"Tell me about your family."
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"Why Wright State?"
"where do you think you will be in 10 years."
"What have you been doing since graduating college?"
"Tell me about yourself? How would you describe yourself? How would your friends describe you?"
"How would I communicate with someone who speaks another language other than English?"
"Who do you think has more patient contact? (You are supposed to answer that nurses do) and then they ask Why don't you want to be a nurse?"
"Describe your study habits."
"First Interview with a retired MD: So tell me how you became interested in medicine. Tell me about your future. Tell me about an experience that you had with a patient. What are you looking for in a medical school? Questions about my community college. Any questions for me?"
"What did you know about Wright State before you got here?"
"Medicine's a tough job - do you know what you're getting yourself into? After I answered the question, my interviewer said, "Now that we got the canned answer out of the way..." and he just started talking about random stuff"
"How do you like tutoring?"
"Favorite book? "
"what qualities should a good physician possess? Do you think you have these qualities?"
"What is the most recent book that you have read?"
"What books do you like to read?"
"Several questions about AMCAS"
"All were very file-specific. Things found in my AMCAS to explain further."
"Where do you see yourself 10 years from now."
"Tell me more about your mother (from personal statement)."
"What would you do if you are not accepted this year?"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"most influential book you read"
"Why don't you want to be a nurse? Don't you know there are other paths to medicine?"
"What was the most difficult aspect of your study-abroad experience?"
"What do you think will be the hardest thing for you in medicine?"
"would you come here if accepted, why do you want to come here"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"No specific questions, really, more like a conversation. Occasionally referring to my AMCAS to ask me something she needed clarification on, but otherwise, completely relaxed, really chill."
"Since you follow your religion and most of the troubles in historical and modern world is beacuse of religions what is your opinion on it?"
"Tell me about your parents and what they do. Also, what trait have you gained from each one of them."
"Interviewer listed all my activities and asked how I still had time for school."
"Tell me about your experiences?"
"What is your favorite comic strip?"
"Who do you admire?"
"Why should we chose you
"What was your favorite class?"
"Really nothing difficult."
"Why do you want to go into medicine?"
"As parents of immigrants,how did you become so well spoken?"
"What did you learn from your volunteer experiences, and how do you think that helped you?"
"Why are you taking a year off?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"Why do you want to be a doctor instead of an athletic trainer?"
"You have two patients, a man and a woman, whom you know are to be married soon. you discover that the female is HIV positive. what do you do?"
"How do you define compassion?"
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"Asking about my inspiration for my personal statement."
"If you have done research, be able to explain it."
"Who influenced the development of your compassion towards others?"
"How would your best friend describe you?"
"If I cornered your best friend and asked him to talk about you, what would he say?"
"If you were any animal, what would you be?"
"What book are you reading lately?"
"What is one quality you inherited from your father? Your mother?"
"How are you more like your mother? Father?"
"How are you most like your mother? Father?"
"If you were made the dean and you had to pick the type of students to accept to med school, what type of people would they be?"
"Asked me a lot about my personal statement"
"The interviewer read a quote from one of my letters (keeping it anonymous), and had me elaborate a little bit. If anything, it really made me feel pretty good as we got into the interview."
"What would you do if you were in a situation where, say you were working in your assigned groups and all of your group members always think that you never know what you're talking about? How would you go about handling it?"
"Who are the top three people in the world you would want to meet and sit down and have dinner with."
"Describe your mother and father in one word. Do you exemplify these characteristics? How?
What was the greatest lesson learned / characteristic observed of a physician during all of your shadowing experiences? (follow up) - How do you exemplify these characteristics now, that will translate to your future as a physician?
You got a C+ in general biology... what happened? ....wasn't expecting this one as they don't have a track record of discussing your transcript, but it wasn't that bad at all... I was prepared just in case :)"
"What would your best friend tell me about you? this one was popular with all the interviewers, from what i heard"
"Some people think that kids from medical or dental families, since they are typically fairly affluent, are sheltered, maybe even narrow-minded. What would you say to those people?"
"Both interviewers asked for my opinions on current health care reform issues"
"Nothing was interesting since all the questions were related to me..."
"what is the responsibility of a doctor? it was a trick - he just meant any doctor (PhDs, etc) not medical doctor. "
"Tell me about your experience in EMS."
"Explain the discrepancy between your MCAT scores (good) and your GPA (not so good)."
"Talk to me more about your personal statement."
"Tell me about a time you faced adversity."
"Your dad leaves his brand new mercedes in the garrage and leaves with your mom to go on vacation. You head over to your friends house and chill their (but don't drink) until midnight or so when you realize you have a test tomorrow. You head home and decide to take a short nap before getting up to study at 3am or so. You put a pot of coffe on the stove and go to sleep. When you wake up the entire house is on fire. If you could take three things, what would you take and why?
The correct answer was yourself, yourself, yourself. "
"Specific questions about my minor in social sciences...was pretty interesting actually."
"What motivates you to want to help others?"
"nothing, it was more of a conversation"
"What would your friends say about you?"
"Have you ever felt misjudged before in your life?"
"Given your MCAT score do you think you could handle a medical curriculum? Asked somewhat offensively. "
"Give me an example of someone you met/helped during your volunteer work."
"My opinion on some political issues unrelated to medicine."
"Literal meaning of the word ''doctor''.
(it's latin for teacher)"
"How do you feel about the ''abstinence-only'' method of sexual education?"
"Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?"
"If I was with your best friend right now, what would they say about you?"
"Nothing particularly interesting. Typical questions. Very straight-forward interview; no surprises/tricks."
"Why did you choose your undergraduate institution? Do you think National Health Care would be able to work in the United States?"
"I was asked about my two older brothers. They wanted to know quite a bit about them. The interesting question was when they asked if I thought my oldest brother's lack of motivation had any part in my great level of self motivation (it didn't, but I had to think about it for a min.)"
"From the last time you took the MCAT to the 2nd time you took the MCAT you REALLY improved your score, what did you do differently?"
"What was the most significant leadership activity you participated in?"
"What is the hardest thing you have had to overcome in your life?"
"Tell me a joke. The guy apparently wanted to see how I think on my feet. Pulled out a good one!"
"What one thing about yourself do you believe you inherited from your father?"
"Tell me about your best friend. "
"Where did your mother and father meet?...funny question right? I think he just wanted to know how well I know my parents."
"What is an experience you've had that has taught you a lesson and what did you learn from it?"
"Tell me about an issue that you feel very strongly about(you don't have to pick sides)"
"What can I tell you to get you to come to Wright State?"
"So, you like to cook, tell me your favorite dish to prepare."
"Questions about my family."
"If I went to the bar with your boyfriend and bought him a few beers, what would he say are your best characteristics?"
"What was the most attractive thing to you about your significant other?"
"If there were five spots left in the class and you and four other applicants all had the same scores, what would you say to the admissions committee to convince them to choose you?"
"If you could be anyone else, who would you be and why?"
"Because we live in a country with more and more diversity, how would you deal with someone that does not have with the same values as you did (in regards to female reproductive health)?"
"If you could be any person for one day, who would you be and why?"
"Tell me something about yourself that is not on your application."
"What is the central mission of a physician?"
"What is it like going to grad school at your undergraduate school's rival?
Several questions about this."
"Why is Dayton located where it is?"
"What is the worst injury you have sustained while BMX'ing? "
"If you could go back in history and talk to someone dead from any era, who would you pick and why?"
"If you could be anyone, who would you be?"
"What do you think about your MCAT scores?"
"Why did you pursue an english minor?
"What will you do if you don't get in this year? (I already had 4 acceptances so this question was amusing)"
"Give me five words that your best friend would use to describe you. Now give me five words that describe you both. Now give me five ways in which you are different."
"Tell me about your family."
"Tell me about a difficult situation and how you got through it."
"How would you handle being in an environment where you are the only minority there?"
"Were you poor growing up?"
"What do I do for fun?"
"what are your dog's names and breeds"
"Name an event which caused you to mature as a person."
"Can you convert from research to clinical work?"
"Why do you think more people don't vote?"
"Describe your best friend."
"I was told by my interviewer that I was going to fill up a blank white sheet of paper. So he asked me where I wanted to start."
"If you were at a school and had to decide if you wanted to go there, what would you do to find out?"
"How did your parents divorce affect you?"
"What's your favorite book?"
"You were raised in Ohio and went to college in Ohio, what in your life has made you diverse? "
"Why did you choose medicine over nursing social work or some other field?"
"How did your parents meet and how did your family end up in Cleveland?"
"If you were a czar, how would you change health care? "
"Being an ambitious female who wants a family someday, how do you think you will manage both responsibilities?"
"If medical school was not an option, what do you see yourself doing?"
"Why do you like Pass/Fail systems better than grades when the Pass/Fail system is still used to determine class rank?"
"If you could do one thing to change the world, what would it be?"
"Did I see Jesus on the way to the interview (they have erected this huge ridiculous statue of Jesus on I-75 on the way to Dayton)"
"Describe a memorable experience with a patient you worked with at a hospital or encountered while job shadowing in a clinic."
"What was the most interesting job you had? Least interesting?"
"As a doctor, what should you do if you're confronted with a patient who has beliefs/values that are obviously different than yours?"
"Why would you want choose to be a doctor rather than a registered nurse or medical assistant?"
"Do you ever go back to your high school?"
"What is your favorite comic strip character?"
"quite a few questions about teamwork"
"We had an interesting discussion about free will. It is difficult to nail down one question."
"What is the last book you read for fun? (They want a serious book - Harry Potter is not the answer)"
"What is your favorite comic strip?"
"What personality traits of yours do you feel will help you in medicine? hurt you?"
"Wright does not have a university hospital. Do you understand the politics/implications behind that desicion?"
"I talked to my student interviewer about Ohio State Football (of which I am a huge fan), and that was a really stress-free way to start off the interview."
"What motivates you?"
"Mostly about my religion (sikhism)."
"I was actually asked some history questions by my first interviewer, about WWII."
"How have you grown from your experience with your sister's death?"
"All very run of the mill. "
"What are you scared most about medical school?"
"What scares you the most about entering the field of medicine?"
"All pretty much standard questions"
"Think of your best friend and name five qualities about him/her that you admire?"
"What do you think about LeBron James? (it came up in coversation)"
"Favorite comic strip."
"nothing really- pretty generic "
"Since you are attractive and well-spoken,what if there was another woman exactly the same as you,with same stats and GPA,sitting next to you,why should we admit you over her?Then,the interviewer changed the question and said what if it was a man with your same stats,why should we admit you?"
"I was asked to talk about growing up with my grandparents."
"Have you ever experienced racism? If so, explain the situation."
"What is one quality that you've inherited from your mother? Your father?"
"What charateristics did you get from your mother and father?"
"What is the biggest problem facing health care today? How you would you correct it?"
"How do I feel about gays in sports, and their policy of coming out of the closet."
"You just found out that a 13 year old girl is pregnant for the second time. What do you tell her?"
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