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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?

1 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?

2

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)?

"Tell me about stem cells" Report Response

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

"What is an important issue in medical ethics" Report Response

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

"Tell me about a leadership experience" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think of file-sharing?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the 3 biggest problems in the world right now?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"mock interviews, read interview feedback, talked to people who had interviewed there, reread my secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"they seem like they really care about education. they take care of the students very well, granted they can since they have the money, but students all seem very happy there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"most first-year students live in the dorm across the street from the school, which is not bad for a dorm, but it would be hard to go back to communal living. also, everyone warned me that i hadn't seen how cold it gets in the winter with snow and everything." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"wear comfortable shoes! my feet were killing me by the end of the day (ladies, test out pumps before you go to your first interview). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"this was my first interview, but it was pretty early (this was only the 2nd day of interviews for them). there were 12 people interviewing, 4 groups of 3 at a time. it was nice that they had the interview in the morning so you could get it over with and relax for the rest of the day. i stayed with a student the night before which i highly recommend because i got to talk and go out to dinner with other med students and get an impression of how they really like it. everyone raved about the school, but i had a feeling it wasn't representative because they've only been there one month. we were supposed to have 2 faculty and one med student interviewers, but the med student didn't show up. i was glad i got to talk to the other interviewees beforehand because once we got into the room i felt pretty comfortable with them. it was really relaxed and i didn't feel like i was competing with them at all. the interviewers though had very different personalities so the conversation didn't flow very well. the other groups said they were asked more personality questions, but we mostly talked about current issues in health care. part of it was because one guy was an economics major and they wanted his perspective on issues, and then the other two of us were asked to comment on his opinions. overall, a very low-stress interview and a chill day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/23/2003

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