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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?

7 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)?

"Tell us about yourself and your interest in medicine." Report Response

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

"Describe a difficult situation that you faced. What values and resources did you call on to make it through?" Report Response

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

"How do you plan to incorporate your MPH into your medical career? (Pretty specific to my situation but other people in other interviews with graduate degrees were asked a similar question)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What doctor that was in a movie you saw or a book you read would you most like to be like and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"As a group list the 5 most important traits of a physician and rank them. (In and of itself this isn't difficult but when you're doing it in a group they are judging you on a lot more than your final answer)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed AMCAS, secondary, Northwestern website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospital is the most amazing facility I've ever seen. It really is like a hotel with a grand piano and Starbucks in the entrance and a painting and pull out bed in every room. Also, the collaborative learning curriculum is pretty impressive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of our interviewers seemed completely disinterested in our answers regardless of whether they were good or not." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They tell you that you're going to be meeting with a dean to "update your file" but really it's a mini interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a really good experience. It was definitely interesting to do the group interview and get to hear how other people answer questions. The students were very nice and happy to be there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2003

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