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  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"the ones i mentioned above..." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"talk about a great conflict in your life and how you resolved it..." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"if not medicine, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"if we were to walk into your apartment one day, and you weren't there, and the tv was on, the stereo was playing a cd, and a book was left open on the table, what would be on the tv, what cd would be playing, and what book would be on the table?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"if you were president of the NIH and a vote was coming up to establish and fund a department on either bioterrorism or alternative medicine, which would you choose and why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over all the school's publication material, online material, read over my secondary for the school (key), and my amcas, etc..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new hospital is INCREDIBLE...it is *so* nice, new, and technologically advanced....it has the feel of a 5-star hotel more than anything...i feel that clinical training would be amazing here, as it is in downtown chicago...also, i didn't know they only interview about 550 out of 6000 applicants! 8-12 curriculum, and completely Pass/Fail grading system...." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the weather when i was there, the windy city indeed! oh, and the tuition is sky high..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that parking in downtown chicago is a VERY expensive affair..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

" *first, it was great! i personally liked the change in pace. it was nice to not be the one talking for the whole time. the interviewers did a great job of making us feel relaxed. it was more like a group discussion than anything. they posed some questions to us individually, or they would ask subquestions (ie ask us to elaborate on a previous answer of ours), and sometimes they asked one question and then went down the line...we each answered one at a time. but it was geared towards personal experience, like "why do you want to do medicine," or "if you couldn't do medicine, what would you do?" so we never felt like we had to really compete or "one-up" each other...so that was a relief. *i felt it was important to really try to talk to the people on your panel before hand...get to know a little about them, get comfortable, and it makes the actual panel interview much less uncomfortable... *about it being blind, one just had to remember it was blind (they remind you), and include certain things in your answers to reveal yourself to them... it was a great time...after that was an individual interview with one of the deans...i happened to get the Dean of Admissions. *this was much shorter, but pleasantly inquisitive...i expected a technical check (are your grades right? etc.....) *but she took the time to ask me questions about my life, get to know me a little, and then was very, very nice to me...it was nice :)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2002

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