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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"What experiences have you had that influenced you to pursue a career in medicine?" Report Response

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

"What was it like growing up in ____ ?" Report Response

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

"Group/PBL Question: If you were all members of an ethics committee for a hospital that was considering to adopt a "paired matching" program for kidney transplant donors and recipients, how would you weigh the pro's and con's, and what would you recommend to the hospital?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You seem like a very serious person. What do you have to say about that?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would your friends describe you" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, SDN, and Kaiser Foundation website (they can throw in a heathcare related question) " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students were outgoing. Fellow applicants were fun to hang out with. The entire interview was a lot more eventful than other interview days" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The hospital they show you is too nice. It's like a mall." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Parking is problematic and expensive." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Panel interviews are not my thing. The first interview is a personal one, and its actually just an opportunity for you to verify and update the file they have on you. The panel interview was difficult for me, because you need to establish a group dynamic, and having the other interviewees in the same room made me a lot more self-conscious about my answers.." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

ORD

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/28/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

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