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  • Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Huntington
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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor? They also focused on all of the weakness on the application like poor grades or scores and requested to justify that. If you can turn anything negative into positive learning experience they really loved to hear that. Why all the volunteer experiences were important to you? How will you prepare for the boards? How will you handle an emergency situation? How do you work under pressure and stress? You had some time off from undergrad to med school, how do you feel about the challenges that will come the first year in adapting to the stress level?" Report Response

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

"What is your most recent book you read? What is your favorite book? Tell me about it. How do you teamplay in sports and in life? What is one quality you think is most important for a physician to have? Describe how your friends would describe you in 3 words? Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"They were really impressed with honesty and genuine ability vs. dishonesty to impress them in playing the game of getting in." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You are taking anatomy course with me. You work so hard, invest so many hours for preparation. You walk into the exam room and after the test feel that you have done extremely well at the level of A+++. WHen you receive your test you notice you have missed so many q's and have gotten a C+. What would you do? How would you react? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"To see if my mind gets diverted from my aim of being a physician they asked, "A health commissoner is a better person than a physician because he is responsible for sanitation." What do you think? Isn't he?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed the most recent Kaplan & Princeton review 2004 book of interview tips. I studied over 500 various types of interview questions from all categories: Medicine, Philosophy, Spirituality, News, etc. And, I performed mock interviews on people." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The connection, the quality of people, the warmth, caring, compassion, and ability to adjust to your personality and make you feel comfortable throughout the interview. IT was like a homely conversation with one of my interviers." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Although, I dont always wear my ROSE COLORED GLASSES, I always try to be optimistic and look at the Glass being HALF FULL." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There were 25 people on the committee including the two interviewers. They all sit down and represent your personality as a whole to the committee and then they all take a vote on whether to accept or hold the applicant." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A beneficial experience that will always enhance my pathway to mediicne." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2003

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