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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?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

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

"See above. The panel interview definitely asks some tougher-than-usual questions, but they're all doable. Read up on ethics and current events." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(Our panel group's problem solving activity): I (the interviewer) am a really rich philanthropist. I want to invest my money in some sort of public interest activity that will do really well and make me famous. You guys have 5 minutes to come up with a proposal for how I should spend my money." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Hypothetical: you are president of the honor council. Suppose you find out that your best friend has cheated on an exam. What do you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, talked to people I knew who'd interviewed at Northwestern, reread my secondary." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice facilities, nice hospital. The students seemed really happy. The PBL system seems to have been really nicely streamlined. I liked the dorm a lot. Nice location in a great city." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"NW is expensive, even more so than the average private med school. There's not a lot of hiking or climbing nearby, which is big for me. (I know I won't get a ton of free time, but still...) Obviously I am grasping for straws here." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall very positive. I liked the school a lot and it's now one of my top choices (and I found out yesterday that I got in!) They do a second-look weekend in April which I'll definitely be going to." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/24/2003

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