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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 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?

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 us why we should admit you over the other candidates" Report Response

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

"What have you been doing since you graduated from undergrad?" Report Response

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

"Group question: What are five clinical skills that a good physician has? List them in rank order." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What medically related books have you read that have influenced your decision to enter medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would your friends say is your greatest weakness? (Not hard, but I hate this one)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read up on some bioethics website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new hospital, new research facility being built, Dean Brown, the fact that they fed us good food for breakfast and lunch, my fellow interviewees, the curriculum (we got to do a sample PBL session), the MD/MPH program" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that the first part of the introduction to the school was all about how hard it was to get into the school and how we should be so proud of ourselves for getting this far because it is so hard to get an interview there blablabla...I realized this is why people think of northwestern as elitist and snotty. Also, the class seemed very young and a little immature, 1/3 of the class is from the 7 year undergrad program, lack of international study opportunities compared to other MPH programs" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, I knew most of the pros and cons before going" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I thought the school was ok. It's a great place for people right out of college who are really into research, I'm just not sure that I'd fit that well with the student body, at least not from what I saw." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/16/2004

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