7 out of 10
At the school
In a group
"Why is Emory appealing to you?"
"Why are you interested in primary care medicine?"
"How would you solve the problem of health-care delivery to the poor uninsured?"
"What is something that no one else knows about you? (This was asked in the group interview, in front of two other candidates)"
"There is no way to prepare for the panel interview. Just be yourself, relax, breathe, and answer the questions with tact and brevity. As for the one-on-one interview, this was relaxed and conversational -- know your essays, etc. and read through the Emory website."
"The admissions staff and medical school faculty were some of the warmest, friendliest people I have met. Also, the school is beautiful and they seem to have a lot of money for non-need-based scholarships and aid."
"The rigidity of the some of the faculty and the traditional curriculum. The curriculum is heavily lecture based, letter-graded, and the exams are all compressed into a single day each month. Also, the students appeared to be tired and not particularly enthusiastic about the school."
"Group interviews have the potential to be very stressful!! Don't be disappointed if you feel it went poorly -- nearly all of the interviewees agreed that it was one of the most difficult interview situations they had been in throughout the application process."
"I thought the interview day was excellent and very comprehensive. They walked us through Grady Hospital (an amazing public hospital) and also through the Emory campus. The admissions staff, medical faculty, and med students were all available to answer questions. This was one of the most organized, all-around positive interview experiences I had this past year."