2 out of 10
At the school
"Who was your role model and why?"
"Describe a difficult challenge that you faced and how you were able to overcome it? What did you learn from this experience?"
"Specific questions regarding my application including research, leadership, and community service experiences."
"Do you know what the income tax rate is in England? We were talking about nationalized health care and I was asked this question to see if this program would be suitable for the United States. The answer is 60% while ours is 33%."
"I wasn't asked any difficult questions. I was able to answer each one comfortably."
"Read through Baylor's website and information that I acquired over the years, studentdoctor.net, interview questions that I downloaded from the internet, MSAR handbook, and USNews.com"
"Patient contact starts day one of medical school. Each student takes a class called Physician, Patient and the Society where you learn how to give diagnoses and take medical examinations. Also, after taking your clinical electives, you have at least 10 months free before graduation to do whatever you want. :)"
"I didn't have any negative impressions, but I did learn that this may not be the school for you if you're interested in primary care. You are given the opportunity to study and practice in a dynamic medical center, but it's primarily specialty based. You have the opportunity to learn from the best doctors and use this information in a primary care residency maybe elsewhere."
"The two medical students who host the interview sessions and presentations are on the admissions committee. Make friends with everyone! :)"
"I felt very prepared for the interview sessions. I had a 1:30PM and 2:30PM. My first interviewer was strictly by the book. Seriously, my first question that I was asked was, "Why do you want to go to medical school?" Even though my answer why physiologically based he still asked, "why not social work, psychology, if you want to help people?" I already knew not to say "to help people," because I knew that would be the next question. He then asked me, "what challenges are facing the healthcare industry today?" I informed him of healthcare costs, the cuts in the CHIPS medicaid program, and health insurance. This is how we got on the nationalized health care topic. When we were talking about how cut throat insurance companies were, he cursed! I was shocked, but I knew then the interview was more relaxed and he then asked me questions regarding my application. I felt the interview was closed rather than open since he informed me once I stepped in that he only had time to glance at my application. The interview turned out pretty well and I was able to complete it and the next on a good basis. "