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Wayne State University School of Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1868
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Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU)
Allopathic Medical School
Detroit
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 260 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $33,057
  • Non - Resident Tuition $65,346
  • Application Fee $100
  • AVG MCAT 511
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 68.4

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admission
  • Mazurek Education Commons
  • 320 E. Canfield Ave., Suite 322
  • Detroit 48201
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Founded in 1868, the Wayne State University School of Medicine it is the largest single-campus medical school in the nation with more than 1,000 medical students. In addition to undergraduate medical education, the school offers master's degree, Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. programs in 14 areas of basic science to about 400 students annually.

Curriculum

Traditionally, the first two years are designated as the Basic Science curriculum. Matt Jackson, PhD., Interim Assistant Dean for Basic Science Curriculum, is in charge of this portion of the medical school curriculum. Included here are courses in Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Biochemistry, Physiology, and Neurosciences in the first year; and Immunology/Microbiology, Pathobiology, Organ-System Pathophysiology in the second year. A clinical medical course runs through both years, integrating many smaller courses such as Introduction to the Patient, Evidence-Based Medicine, Medical Ethics, Human Sexuality, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Interviewing and Physical Diagnosis into a sequence of cased-based teaching modules taught in small groups. Midway through the third year, students typically being to choose an advisor and focus on postgraduate (Residency) training. The residency application process begins in the summer of the fourth year, with interviews for most specialties in the fall and early winter. Match lists for the National Residency Matching Program are due in February of your senior year, with results announced in mid-March. Senior students are required to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 before graduation, and beginning with the Class of 2005, passage of this examination will be a requirement for graduation.

Facilities

WSU's School of Medicine is affiliated with the hospitals of the Detroit Medical Center, which include Children's Hospital of Michigan, the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Hutzel Women's Hospital, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital, Sinai Grace Hospital, Huron Valley Sinai Hospital and the Michigan Orthopedic Hospital. It maintains a research and education partnership with Henry Ford Health Center, in Detroit, and coordinates teaching experiences with 14 community hospitals through the Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 192
Negatively 13
No change 8

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.60 256

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.88 195

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"i wish we would ave learned more information about the school as a group (Financial aid getting involved in research, etc). i wish they would have told us when we were going to hear a response and through what mode (telephone, email, etc)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed some old information (the dates were for the previous year). Also, I spotted typos." More from this Member | Report Response

"More information on financial aid would have been nice (e.g. an optional financial aid info session, opportunity to meet with a financial aid counselor)." More from this Member | Report Response

"They use a very small amount of paper. Good for them!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Online scheduling of interviews would be nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They do a great job, and their transparency with respect to decisions is a big plus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stop being racist" More from this Member | Report Response

"Go paperless for secondary fees! Nearly every other school has an online payment system. Seemed a bit archaic to have to snail mail them." More from this Member | Report Response

"For the love of god, get an online secondary. Put some actual effort into your interview day, its pathetic." More from this Member | Report Response

"More eco-friendly apps!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"online application!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Eliminate all the paper waste used in admissions materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"have an interview day in which you also describe the curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. It seems to be under control. Friendly staff. But uses paper mail for interview information still. But that's their choice. it was still efficient." More from this Member | Report Response

"Need Financial information included as part of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admit me. Please." More from this Member | Report Response

"There will be a better location when the new commons building is complete" More from this Member | Report Response

"The waiting room was too small for the number of applicants we had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have a more structured tour (especially if you will offer tours during winter break when a lot of th" More from this Member | Report Response

"A presentation on WUSOM would be helpful, everything else was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make the Interview day more organized and comprehensive. It's nice that its low-key, but it also ma" More from this Member | Report Response

"More Structured Interview Day with financial, housing and other information." More from this Member | Report Response

"online application please. tour was too minimal, show us more than a conference rooms & lecture hall" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day should be more formal." More from this Member | Report Response

"No complaints. Very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When were your ethics challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Know your application!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you apply as economically disadvantaged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your healthcare experiences have prepared you for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? / Why Wayne State?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could not be a doctor, what profession would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"To talk a little about my previous work experience (I was in a completely different line of work not too long ago)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you could have lunch with one person who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for your MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you score on the ACT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you fear about becoming a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All very personal questions relating to my own experiences and things on my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about [activity or course on AMCAS]" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about my research I was doing this past year. They asked about what I would get out of it besides me thesis. Or rather what I did get out of it. They asked about my most meaningful volunteer experience. They asked about why I hadn't volunteered in a hospital in a couple of years. Asked about my MA program to some degree Asked about my greatest accomplishment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you ask Dr/Professor[insert professor or doctor name] for a recommendation letter? What was your relationship with him/her and what did you learn from him/her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you gain from your clinical experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the negatives in your application (she just wanted to get all of that out of the way first so I wasn't worried about it the entire interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to/interviewed at? I guess they want to know, that given an option will you accept Wayne State." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about specifics on my file. The interviewer had several pages of notes that he had taken beforehand. Tell me about your family. Tell me about x, y, and z volunteering/shadowing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Wayne state? What do your parents and siblings do? Explain extracurricular activities Are there any physicians in the family? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a Doctor (lots of questions similar to this as well)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were specific to my application. It was reviewed page-by-page in front of me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you didn't do so well in the beginning of your college career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get involved with activity xxx?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how you chose your minors. Why Wayne? Explain how you came to participate in activities X, Y, and Z." More from this Member | Report Response

"MCAT scores, re-applicant status" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your career goals as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, Why Medicine? Why Wanye State? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Please clarify total hours you have shadowed each physician you have listed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Wayne State? Why a doctor? What is your job?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about GPA (trends and such)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your ACT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So how did you find out about Wayne State University?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How large was your graduating class; what did you rank; what was your SAT and ACT score? (It's okay if you don't remember-I didn't remember my ACT score)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why WSU? Would you really go here if you got in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your ACT score? How did you rank in your high school class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and why Wayne?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you improve your MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, and WSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"No specific questions, just questions about my entire application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your GPA better than your MCAT? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reasoning for grade trend." More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you do in this particular group/student organization?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you did this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your ACT/SAT score and high school class rank?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies? What would you do on a saturday night if all you work/responsibilities were done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Detroit/Michigan" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you do in high school? What were your SAT/ACT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research (what are genetic algorithms?)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"in what kind of medicine are you interested (i.e. academic or clinical)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your high school rank/ACT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your class rank in high school/ did you like high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My highschool expereince?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, I read you've got some publications? What kinds of poems do you write?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What my parents did." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you get in to medical school, how will your plans change for the next 6 months? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Being an out-of-state applicant, how did you hear about Wayne State and why would you like to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic questions about unique experiences, questions on how I will continue playing music..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your high school rank? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you do differently between the April and August MCAT to increase your score by 10 points?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's go through you academic history. Please walk me through it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you parents do for a living?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you really come to train in Detroit? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do the second time to raise your mcat by so much?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions/Clarifications about AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Q. Why MCAT so many times? A. I wasnt ready to answer the verbal component of MCAT. I told her I took Lit Classes to improve and be on the same wavelenght has the test writers. The interviewer was from my native country too...so the interviewer knew excatly what I was talking about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain grade trend" More from this Member | Report Response

"List 5 adjectives to describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your rank in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 15-20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please regurgitate your entire AMCAS application (not in these words of course)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your family and their education" More from this Member | Report Response

"ACT score and what I did in high school" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where did you go to elementary school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"All questions were about my activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"What first sparked your interest in medicine? My husband attends grad school out of state and she asked me a lot about married life. We also talked about the importance of having a good support system." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your ACT/SAT and High School rank." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (blank) experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please tell me about ___ AMCASS activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this experience from your amcas. (he basically just commented on every one of them)" More from this Member | Report Response

"High school activities, class rank, ACT scores...." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your ACT score and high school class rank? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about this activity on your AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you from? (We ended up discussing this for a while b/c it turned out my interviewer was from the same place.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Detroit?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been accepted anywhere else? (Yes, I have) Would you rather come to Wayne or go there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your ACT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Things about my high school days...come on!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities did you do in high school and college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where were you in your high school class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my highschool, class size and ACT/SAT scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and why now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not an MBA instead of an MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why WSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your SAT and ACT scores, what activities did you do during high school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get in the first time you applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider your greatest strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I choose to go to school X for undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have been your two most interesting non-science classes in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What were your SAT/ACT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your health care experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your ACT/SAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Family life, etc. Where I was from, background information." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your medical volunteer work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do in high school (extracurriculars)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you looking into?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you don't get into medical school this year, what do you plan on doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say is your one strongest characteristic? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. [I hate this question. It didn't throw me off or anything, but I was hoping not to start the interview with this one--which he did.]" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please sit down. Here is some info on our school. Here's the structure of the courses....any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in one word" More from this Member | Report Response

"She asked about specific non-science courses on my transcript. (She went through my transcript and just picked out a few classes that we small-taked about.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite class, least favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family, are there any doctors in your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain your poor academic performance in college during your first two years." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What other schools did you apply to? Where did you interview at?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about this experience from your file. Most of my questions were like this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went down the list and asked about most of my extracurriculars" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you like me to convey to the admissions committee" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you come about applying to Wayne State this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Wayne? Why medicine and why now? (I'm non-trad). How did I decide on medicine? How do I know that I will not go ahead and get another degree? How do know I will be happy in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your challenging experience of your high school newspaper (from my secondary application). " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself? tell me about your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what specialty i want to go into? why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your family life like? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your family life like?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Since I was told everything that had happened to me and how serious it was after I woke up from life support and had the tubes taken out, he asked me if I, as the doctor, would tell my patient what happened and the seriousness of the situation straight out (like how close they had been to death, etc)." More from this Member | Report Response

"FIve words my friends would use to describe me." More from this Member | Report Response

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

""Let's discuss the issue of diversity"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do besides study as an undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your motivations for becoming a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has competitive figure skating helped you in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about high school, including class size, rank, ACT scores etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What five attributes would your friends use to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your high school rank/class size? " More from this Member | Report Response

"3 adjectives ur friends would describe u by" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your undergraudate research and volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this course/publication..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do the members of my family do and how do they feel about me going into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what type of doctor i want to be" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could not be a doctor, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"went through almost everything in my extracurriculum activity lists and asked about what I did" More from this Member | Report Response

"High school size and rank. ACT scores." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about _______ (be prepared to answer any question about things in your AMCAS app- including classes you took at the beginning of college)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you dealt with failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were you involved in during highschool and college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your undergraduate ECs. What did you learn from...?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why wayne state" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn on your cross-cultural experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What 5 words would your friend use to describe you? What words would you use to describe yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"High school class size and rank" More from this Member | Report Response

"can't really remember besides: why wayne???" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Wayne State?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What 5 words describe yourself best" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Wayne State? " More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If I could see into the future, what would I be doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an experience in which you demonstrated your leadership skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"I work as an EMT, so she asked if there was a specific case that stood out. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family? What are they like? What do you do at get-togethers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I choose the University of Michigan for my undergrad experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the most pleasant experience you've ever had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your area of study? (which for me is General Studies)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""How much do you work while in school?" " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you do X activity? Also - How do you know each of your letter writers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of physician I see myself becoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"What pushes your buttons - what kinds of things make you angry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific to one of my ECs. Interviewer really got in depth about my experience and asked some great questions (some of which I hadn't considered before)." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer went through my AMCAS activities and asked about each one?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"the questions that arose organically from our conversation - out of context these would not make sense" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Am I prepared for everything I will see working in an inner city Detroit hospital?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your siblings? I have quiet a few so it was pretty fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asking me my opinion on the best way to teach a group of students hand surgery (he was a plastic surgeon)" More from this Member | Report Response

"About a hobby I mentioned on my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you want me to tell the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did your brother attend X Medical School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing uber interesting or difficult. Pretty much simple stuff about application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you ask Dr/Professor[insert professor or doctor name] for a recommendation letter? What was your relationship with him/her and what did you learn from him/her?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If medicine didn't exist, what would you do instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem to have a lot of leadership roles. Do leadership roles find you or do you pursue them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't be a physician what would you be instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you ever feel like you were over-committed and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"as a student here, how would you make sure you did well academically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem like you would be a better fit for ________ career. Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"So I saw you volunteered on an Indian Reservation. What did you think of Wounded Knee (discussion catalyst)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my uncle (pertains to my PS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the Taiwanese dialect compare with the Mandarin language?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you quote William Osler in your essay?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you apply last year (I took my MCAT in 2007)? The only reason it was interesting was because it was one of few questions that provoked an answer that couldn't already be found in my primary or secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do at the end of a really bad day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your clinical experiences contribue to your development as a person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with difficult patients? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the meridians in Traditional Chinese Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you choose where to go for undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents think of you doing _ ?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing very interesting. Extracurriculars, grade trends, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"when you worked at the psych ER, did you work with any patients who were like you (students)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The interviewer just read off my AMCAS file. He wouldn't even ask a question, he would just like an an extracurricular I had listed and discussed briefly in AMCAS, and then say, ''So you did ______.'' That was it. He would just make a statement, wouldn't ask anything about it, and would just expect you to discuss it further than you already did on AMCAS. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Which other schools have you been interviewed at and where do you have left to interview? This is an unethical question to ask at a medical school interview!!!!!!!!!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Complete the following sentence: ''I will be a good doctor because...''" More from this Member | Report Response

"he asked about one of my hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary. My interviewer was pretty bland." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your high school class size/class rank/ACT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your rank in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting, the questions were very typical." More from this Member | Report Response

"why didn't matriculated at school to which were accepted in previous years (2004)? SAT score? (this was long ago!) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me five words that your friends would use to describe you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like your current undergrad (his son attended the same Uni)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself around the age of 35-40?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My Highschool Experenice and ACT SCORE?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What were your experiences with diversity, in terms of ethnicity, wealth etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the one thing that just fires you up, makes you feel empassioned?" More from this Member | Report Response

"SAT, ACT scores, high school rank." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were going to leave for a cruise tomorrow who would you take with you and what book would you take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is your home town a diverse community? How affluent is it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you do anything besides volunteering? What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does the average American have more money than the average Saudi Arabian? " More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't really ask any interesting questions. It was more like going over the AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about people of different beliefs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you move to Michigan for school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really...it was kind of anti-climatic in that sense." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Conversational interview. No hard questions. How did I improve on the MCAT so much? I was prepared for this, since, I have taken the MCAT 4 times...I would wonder if I was the interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Finish this sentence: " More from this Member | Report Response

"He listed negative things about medicine and at the end asked if i still wanted to pursue it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences. I had many abroad - so it was easy and enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"there was nothing real interesting, it was all, please explain _____ in your file..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe in God?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was told " More from this Member | Report Response

"describe your [hs sport I played]" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting just clarification of my file. Some stuff about what I did in high school." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were given a full ride to the University of Michigan, and a full ride to Wayne State, which would you pick? **Note: the interviewer told me that I didn't have at answer this question**" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing struck me as unique." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sick and tired of your current job, and is that why you decided to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I feel about animal sacrifice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did i do in high school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted to University of Michigan, Michigan State, and Wayne State, where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer commented my high school(private, boarding and elite)and asked me about my experience there." More from this Member | Report Response

"He commented on how useful he thinks it is to speak another language." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary, maybe, what could you see yourself doing if you were not persuing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questiosn were very basic... Basically, why do you want to be a doctor, why do you want to go to Wayne State (this is an important question for them), tell me about your background (if your from SE Michigan, you'll probably get into a conversation about that), talked a little about high school, went through several of my activities listed on the AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine that you have to present yourself to the admissions committee in 2 minutes. What would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you interviewed at other schools? What was your high school ranking? What was your SAT/ACT score(s)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your high school class rank?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me all aspects of your life fifteen years from now." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you could deal with attending a school in an urban location?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of shortcoming would you most wish to avoid?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a lot about my parents and my family and what they do." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it like working in a foreign country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were interesting... only further questions about my already complete file." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you learned about doctors and their actions and behaviors from your experience in a medical setting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your class rank in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for this interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's say a patient came to you who had been looking at information on the internet in regards to his/her illness. What would you say to that patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would I be a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would I like to be on an ethics comittee" More from this Member | Report Response

"A specific question from my personal statement, applied in a different way than I originally wrote it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is tissue engineering (related to my research)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(nothing really)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you find time to do everything?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do plan to live?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose the recommenders that you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe your favorite non-medical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular, just a lot of simple questions about high school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I was even applying to Wayne State when I could go to school in California?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if there was no such thing as medicine, what profession would you go into." More from this Member | Report Response

"If for some reason you coudn't practice medicine, what would you do instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you have first aid training, why did you take it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem facing medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular." More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"In a different world, where physicians did not exist, what would you like to be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as a negative aspect of the medical profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine a world without physicians, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say that one day there was a national law passed that there could be no more physicians... what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a typical day like for your parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you know about wayne? ...not too out there" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you dropped a point on your verbal score and what did you do to improve your writing score. It was a little hard trying to be specific. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions dealt specifically with my academic record and extracurricular experiences. The questions were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hmmm... really, the interview was so conversational... I can't really think of an interesting question... It just kinda flowed from one topic to the next. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing too interesting, a lot from my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't anything that really made me think, "Hmm, that's a good question." They were all pretty basic, right off my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"This wasn't asked of me, but I know someone who was asked to compare the three in state medical schools (Michigan, Michigan State Human Medicine, and Wayne State) and talk about why each one would/would not fit them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare the healthcare systems in the other countries that you've visisted to that of the U.S. (I've volunteered in a medical setting in a variety of different countries, so it made sense that I was asked this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"We discussed the current state of healthcare and it's future." More from this Member | Report Response

"None actually ........ pretty standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you like to know about the wayne state curriculum? My answer: yes I would" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since my dad had attended WSU way back when, I was asked what his perceptions were regarding how the school had changed. Thank god I had visited Detroit with the folks the weekend before!" More from this Member | Report Response

"what field do you find most intriguing about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"WSU is straight forward, nothing was particularly interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What medical specialty are you seeking? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What medical specialty are you seeking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't get any questions out of the ordinary. We talked about where I grew up and my family more than in my other interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I was told everything that had happened to me and how serious it was after I woke up from life support and had the tubes taken out, he asked me if I, as the doctor, would tell my patient what happened and the seriousness of the situation straight out (like how close they had been to death, etc)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time, How do you spend your weekends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were standard ones that any prospective med student should be able to answer. There were no surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is one of the major problems concerning Health Care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"they were all basic interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You are a bit of a non-traditional applicant. Tell me about your path to this point." More from this Member | Report Response

"Guess my nationality...He had an eastern european accent, which is similar to my background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself in high school, what did you do and what were your grades like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about high school and my family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Finish this statement: "I would be a good doctor because..."" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you put up with a frustrated family whose family member died under your care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your friends were to describe u wth 3 adjectives, what would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to tell the admissions committe about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I was asked several questions about the essays I wrote for my secondary - it was nice to talk to someone who was well informed on my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"my favorite author" More from this Member | Report Response

"I want to be a doctor because....." More from this Member | Report Response

"My high school GPA, class size and rank, and my SAT...?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. We talked about some of my experiences in other countries which was cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wayne State looks for leaders in its medical school candidates, what have you done that shows that you can be a leader in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really, very standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What nationality is your last name? (Turns out my last name was a common one in my interviewer's home country--this led to a very nice, non-medical conversation.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where would you see yourself in 10 years? Would you stay in Michigan and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing comes to mind, pretty standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting really, pretty standard questions. went through post-sec experiences and he had some clarification questions but nothing surprising" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to work in an underserved community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain to me the research that you are involved in." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you feel about the political turmoil while you were in Ecuador?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing very interesting just questions regrarding my secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"why wayne???" More from this Member | Report Response

"What a good friend or roommate would say about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the five words that best describe yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you present yourself to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could pick any other profession what would it be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me 5 words that your best friend would use to describe you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not so much a question, but my research in thryoid cancer sparked an intersting conversation on autoimmune thyroiditis and goiters in relation to dietary iodine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing health care and how would you solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is the diversity at your university and what was it like at your high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could tell the admissions committee anything, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could give the admissions committee 1 message about myself, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could fast-forward 15 years, how do you envision your life, professionally and personally?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were standard, get to know you better questions. Asked about my family, my health care experience and my research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an issue or trend in medicine that you feel will have a large impact on it's future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my high school GPA and ACT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you had to deal with someone whose culture was different from your own." More from this Member | Report Response

"how would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my most positive interview experience yet. The questions asked were difficult, but my interviewer was exteremely pleasant and I felt very confident about my answers. My interviewer really wanted to get a sense of who I am as a person, and that made me want to come to Wayne State. The most interesting question I was asked is if I could choose 5 people to sit in front of the Admissions committee at WSU and describe me using 5 adjectives, who would I choose and what adjectives would they use and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When exactly did you decide that medicine is right for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would u like to talk about (regards to my application)? It was nice that the interviewer gave me the opportunity to take control of the interview process." More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell me three things about yourself that you want me to know." (This, at the end of an hour-long interview with a Clinical Psychologist.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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What do you like most about this school?

"Clinical experience and pathology. You will see things in Detroit you won't see anywhere else. And because the hospitals are chronically understaffed, you will get to do more than many of your colleagues at other schools." | Report Response

"The quality of clinical rotations in third year is unmatched. The teaching at the affiliated hospitals that students rotate at combined with the volume and diversity of pathology is tremendous. Students leave Wayne State fully prepared to function as more than competent interns, often moreso than other programs that are viewed as more prestigious." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Generally unresponsive administration (this is changing fast). Poor coordination between/among lecturers in different topics- we often get taught the same thing multiple times. Teaching to step 2 rather than step 1." | Report Response

"The quality of the support staff working for student affairs, financial aid, etc. at times is frustratingly poor. It can be difficult to obtain things like transcripts, signatures for forms, etc." | Report Response

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"This school is known for its clinical medicine, generally putting students in the trenches. Also has ample research opportunities, and a vast array of residency options. School itself has passable facilities, no-frills working infrastructure, and key resources for students to succeed. Poor alumni network and utilization, poor class cohesion, but attendings know what going through Wayne means- and they know you will have solid clinical skills after this program." | Report Response

"Low cost of tuition, low cost of living, excellent clinical training, great residency placement and a recent boom/turnaround in the city of Detroit make the educational experience at this school highly desirable." | Report Response

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