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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?

3 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 me about yourself" Report Response

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

"You are given 1 million dollars to start a health program in the city. What will be the program and how will you spend the money? (this was the group project)" Report Response

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

"What qualities would you look for in a medical student applicant." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Someone else was asked this: "You are an attending physician and your patient's mother calls you hysterical because your medical student has just kissed her 10 year old daughter. What do you do?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Basically, would you sacrifice your own well being (i.e. your health or life) to treat your patient?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the website, used SDN, mock interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I stayed with a student, so I got to talk with students, and they seemed like a really cohesive class. I also like the focus on PBL and the reduced hours in lecture. Chicago is a great city to live in." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The dorms; med students were taking classes in the business school, but that should have changed by the time the next class enrolls." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How very, very windy and cold it is in Chicago during the winter. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was a good experience. The medical students were really excited about the school and often just came in during the interview day to ask how we were doing and to let us ask any questions. The interview was really low-key, probably because with the group setting, the spotlight wasn't always on me and I got a chance to interact with and get to know the other interviewees better. Plus staying with a student is always a great way to see how the students really feel about the school away from faculty and administrators." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2004

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