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  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 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)?

"why did you take time off? what did you learn from that experience that you would bring to Northwestern." Report Response

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

"how would a friend describe you (strengths & weaknesses)" Report Response

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

"what book are you reading?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"our group question: how would you allocate a large sum, private donation that must be used w/in 1 year, pick one of the three - hospice, prenatal care for underserved women, or biomed research." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what will be the most challenging aspect facing medicine? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"talked w/student host, looked at website, sdn." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the curriculum is really great. P/F grading in yr 1&2, but the class averages still remain high. kids are smart and yet social. it incorporates small group learning and students dont spend a lot of time in lecture. hospital facilities are hotel-like & moving towards paperless records. they are building new research facilities and a new first year lecture hall." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"mixed review of the dorms. although its prime lakeside property, there are some drawbacks such as no dorm kitchen, being required to buy a mealplan, & adhere to cafeteria hours." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the panel interview really isnt that bad. its nice to sit back and listen to other people's responses. most of the students here are younger - either straight from college and a portion from the accelerated program w/Northwestern ugrad." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the school was impressive, but at the end of the day i didnt feel that it'd match well with me. i still think its a great place. all the students i met were happy w/the school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2004

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