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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)?

"Our group question was. If you were given 50billion dollars by a philanthropist (forgot name) who told you that you had to spend it on health care providers, such that they are better able to give all around care how would you divide the money. What programs would you as administrators use." Report Response

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

"within group: what would you do if you couldn't get into medicine? what was the most difficult decision you had to make in the last five years?" Report Response

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

"What books are lying near your bed now?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None that interesting" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"is there a personality that you feel does not fit that of a med student?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"used old experiences from other interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the new buildings - teaching center, exam rooms and research buildings. The realy nice hospital. My student hosts were realy cool. The students generally seemed happy. They have an innovative curriculum that gives alot of free time." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The day was kinda long with excessive stressing of PBL, I guess this is their thing though. I was told they have even less in terms of scholarships and grants to give and this is probably the schools biggest negative. There is quite a bit of down time and the room is cramped" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Snow gets dirty" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day starts at 7:30. There is a introductory section and a long video. At about 9:00am the group interviews start. They ask you individual questions at first, then a general group question where you work it out together. It is relaxed and I think the questions seemed sensible and my group worked well together... it feels wierd to be watched... Then there is an individual meeting (waited around for about 1hour and 15min). All you do is add to your file and ask questions and talk... not really an interview. Then lunch and then a tour. Finally a PBL tutorial thingy where the Dean of Education talks about the program and works through a problem in the same style. Day ends at 3:00pm" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/06/2004

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